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Brazil: Midyear Economic and Political Outlook
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Join us at the Brazil: Midyear Economic and Political Outlook on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. This annual seminar provides insight and perspective on macro economy, policy challenges and investment opportunities.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
919 Third Avenue (at 55th Street)
35th Floor
New York City
8:00 a.m.          Registration, Breakfast and Networking Session
8:30 a.m.          Panel Discussion
Paulo Vieira da CunhaPartner and Head of Research, EMVal Partners, LLC
Paulo Vieira da Cunha is a Partner and Head of Research at EMVAL Partners. Mr. Vieira da Cunha completed a two-year appointment as Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Brazil, where he was also a member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (COPOM). For nearly a decade, he produced and managed research on Latin America for the global securities industry, first at Lehman Brothers and later at HSBC. Mr. Vieira da Cunha holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Host and Panelist:
Paul M. RodelPartner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Paul Rodel is a corporate partner and a member of Debevoise's Securities and Latin America Groups. He represents Latin American, European and US clients in the energy, media and financial services industries in registered, private and offshore capital markets transactions. Mr. Rodel joined Debevoise in 2005 and became a partner in 2010. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Tulane University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1992 (studies with distinction at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1990-1991) and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1996, where he was a James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Mr. Rodel began his career in the New York and Frankfurt offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell and worked in the New York and Geneva offices of the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Mr. Rodel speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish, French and German. 

Márcio GarciaAssociate Professor, PUC-RIO
Márcio Garcia is associate professor at PUC-Rio, Brazil, since 1991, having already served as Department Chairman and Director of both Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. During 2013, he is visiting the Sloan School, MIT, and the NBER. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University Economics Department. His areas of research are International Finance and Monetary Economics. Marcio has been visiting professor/scholar at the economics departments of Stanford, Chicago, and MIT, in the US, and at Paris School of Economics (then, DELTA) and Université D'Evry-Val-D'Essone, in France. He has consulted for international and Brazilian institutions, as The World Bank, IMF, IADB, ECLAC/UN, BM&F Bovespa, BNDES, Icatu, ANBID, NEO Investimentos, and others. He is a member of the Bellagio Group.

Christopher Garman, Director, Latin America, Eurasia Grupo
Christopher Garman is a Director at Eurasia Group, the Head of its Latin America practice, and the Lead Analyst on Brazil.  From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Garman worked as a Senior Political Analyst at Tendencias Consultoria Integrada, Brazil´s largest economic and political consulting firm. Prior to that, he held fellowships at Instituto de Estudos Economicos, Sociais e Politicos de Sao Paulo (IDESP), where he researched central bank politics in the region, and Centro de Estudos de Cultura Contemporanea (CEDEC), where he conducted field research on Brazilian federalism. Mr. Garman earned an M.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  He has conducted extensive field research in Brazil, and has published articles in World Politics, Latin America Research Review, and the Brazilian Journal of Political Economy.

Paulo P. MiguelPartner and Chief Economist, Quest Investimentos
Since March 2005 Paulo Miguel is Partner and Chief Economist responsible for the Macroeconomic Research at Quest Investimentos. Paulo was responsible for derivatives products and local markets at Banco Itaú from 2002 to 2005. Previously, he worked as Economic and Research Director at Banco Interatlântico, among other positions. From 2002 to 2006 he was professor of international finance at Insper. He also routinely contributes with Folha de São Paulo, a major Brazilian daily newspaper. Paulo holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo and a Master's Degree in Business from INSEAD.

Maria Claudia Ribeiro de CastroGlobal Fixed Income Team, OppenheimerFunds
Maria Claudia Ribeiro de Castro is a senior analyst with the Global Fixed Income Team at OppenheimerFunds.  She is responsible for Latin America and Africa in the overall portfolio strategy.  Claudia has covered emerging markets for over a decade; she started her career in the global securities industry at Morgan Stanley, where she conducted macroeconomic research at the Global Economics group focusing on Latin America.  Previously, Claudia taught economics at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and was a research fellow at the Central Bank of Spain, Madrid.  She also held research positions at the IMF and the World Bank in Washington, DC.  Claudia received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and a Master's degree in Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
10:30 a.m.         Program Concludes  
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