Dilma Rouseff (President of Brazil, 2011-16): Challenges for Democracy in Brazil.

Dilma Rousseff
(President of Brazil, 2011-16)

Challenges for Democracy in Brazil
Monday, April 16, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 pm | Chevron Auditorium, International House

Dilma Rousseff.
Dilma Rousseff, an economist, was elected the 36th President of Brazil in 2010 and reelected in 2014. She is the first woman to have served as Brazil’s president. Previously, she was the Minister of Energy and then Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).

The Rousseff government continued the labor and social programs from the previous administration and initiated policies to reorganize the Brazilian economy in the face of strong resistance. In 2016, Rousseff was impeached by the National Congress for allegedly breaking a budgetary law and removed from the presidency. She continues to fight for the policies she supports and to defend democracy, both in Brazil and internationally.

Note: This event will be in Portuguese. Simultaneous translation will be available.

The doors will open at 5:00 pm. We recommend you arrive early.

TICKETING: Tickets for this event are sold out on Eventbrite, but the event will have a stand-by line. Any open seats will be released shortly before the start of the event.


The following items and activities are not allowed at the event:

  • Backpacks and large bags larger than 9″ x 11″
  • Laptops
  • Photography
  • Recording

Storage will not be available for guests bringing unauthorized items to the venue.

Cell phones are permitted but must be shut off during the program. Attendees are not allowed to take photographs or record during the program.


Please submit questions for this event via email to CLAS (clas@berkeley.edu). Please keep questions short and to a single topic. Selected questions will be asked by the moderator at the event.