Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Director, Center for Latin American Studies,
Cardoso is the president of the Conselho da Comunidade Solidária,
an umbrella organization for community service, and the First
Lady of Brazil. She was a professor in the department of
anthropology at the University of São Paulo, and has
served as a visiting professor at the University of Santiago,
Chile; Cambridge University; and at UC Berkeley's Department
of City and Regional Planning, where she taught in 1981.
Her scholarly work focuses on political participation and
youth in Latin America, and she has published extensively
on these themes. Dr. Cardoso is currently a visiting scholar
at the Center for Latin American Studies, teaching a graduate
seminar on youth in Brazil, addressing issues of political
participation, social policy, and the impact of globalization
on youth in Brazil.
PLENARY 1: BRAZIL IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
José Serra was appointed Minister
of Health in March 1998. He was elected senator in 1994 for an
eight-year term representing the state of São Paulo and is a
member of the Social Democratic Party (PSDB), as is President Fernando
Henrique Cardoso. Minister Serra has a Ph.D. in economics and is an
expert in planning and development issues, having served as Secretary
of Planning for the state of São Paulo and as Minister of Planning
during president Cardoso's first term in office. Minister Serra is
currently in charge of carrying out the process of decentralization
and upgrading of Brazil's public health system.
Professor Buarque is a member of the Workers'
Party and was governor of the Federal District from 1995 to 1998.
Before that, he was Rector of the University of Brasilia, where he
has taught in the Economics Department since 1979. Professor Buarque
has had a lifetime commitment to the cause of human development, as
a technical advisor to the International Labor Organization, the Food
and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, and the Inter-American
Development Bank, among others. He currently heads Missão Criança,
an NGO dedicated to the improvement of living conditions for children
R. Thomas Buffenbarger currently serves as the International President
of the International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The youngest International President
elected in more than four decades, and a member of the IAM for more
than half his life, Buffenbarger assumed his first leadership post
in the organization at the age of 20. Since then, he has served in
a number of key positions in the union leadership until taking on his
current responsibilities as International President, the IAM's highest
office, in 1997.
Prof. Antonio Barros de Castro
Professor Barros de Castro teaches at the Institute of Economics of
the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
and was a visiting professor at the Center for Latin American Studies
last Spring. Professor Barros de Castro is an expert on Brazilian industrial
and trade policy, having directed BNDES, Brazil's giant development
bank, which has a loan volume greater than the World Bank's.
Rep. David Bonior
Congressman Bonior represents Michigan's 10th Congressional District.
He currently serves as the Democratic Whip, which is the second-ranking
elected position in the House Democratic Leadership. As Whip, Bonior
is one of his party's principal legislative strategists and organizes
Democratic efforts on the floor of the House. Having
served on the Rules Committee, he is also one of his party's chief
parliamentary experts. Since joining the Congress in 1976, Bonior has
earned a reputation as a strong voice for working families and a leader
on environmental, trade, human rights, and job issues.
Berkeley Faculty Discussion Leaders
Chair, Dept of Sociology
Rio Branco Chair in Brazilian Studies, 1999-2000
President, Brazilian Political Science Association (ABCP)