Conferences & Symposia

The Institute is committed to producing biannual symposia on issues related to the environment, development and regulation in Brazil and in the United States. Conference themes will relate to global issues of sustainability with a focus on a topic that presents unique challenges and opportunities for Brazilian/U.S. collaboration. These symposia will generate proceedings that will be published in the BAILE (Bilingual) Journal of Law and Environment to be published in both Brazil and the United States initially once a year along with the proceedings of the biannual symposia.

The conference will be held on a rotating basis in Brazil and the U.S. The conference in Brazil is typically held in Rio de Janeiro which provides program participants the opportunity to experience Brazil’s culture and hospitality in one of South America’s most vibrant cities. Illustrations from past programs may be viewed in the archive below.

Archive of Conferences and Symposia

“Keeping it Legal: Transboundary Management Challenges Facing Brazil and the Guarani” – Conference on Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development: Governance of Public and Private Actors (Preparatory Meeting for Rio + 20)

June 24 - 25, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Indigenous People and the North American Judicial System

May 30 - June 2, 2011 in White Plains, New York (See program details)


Biofuels and the Promise of Sustainable Energy
August 16 - 19, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (See program details)