Wednesday, October 1, 2014

November 5, 2014
Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
8:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
Join U.S. and Brazilian business leaders, government officials and sector specialists at the 2014 Brazil Infrastructure Investments Forum. We will continue to deepen the debate of strategic areas in the infrastructure sector and opportunities for investment in Brazil.

Ports - Railways - Airports - Public-Private Partnerships (PPP/P3)
What to Expect in the Near Future
International Arbitration and Brazil:
Applicable Law, Enforcement Procedures, Best Practices - Why Place Your International Arbitration in Brazil
H.E. Minister João Otávio de Noronha (Keynote Speaker), Justice, Superior Tribunal de Justiça - STJ Brazil
Alden Atkins, Partner, Vilson & Elkins LLP
Alécia Paolucci Nogueira Bicalho, Partner, Motta Bicalho Sociedade de Advogados
Cesar Cunha Campos, Director, FGV Projetos
John FellasPartner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Fernando José de P. Costa Fonseca, Director, National Waterway Transportation Agency - ANTAQ - Brazil
Marçal Justen Filho, Partner, Justen, Pereita, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados
Erika LevinSenior Associate, Stone & Magnanini LLP
Luis M. MartinezVice President, AAA-CDR
Joaquim de Paiva MunizPartner, Trench, Rossi & Watanabe Advogados
Cesar A. Guimarães PereiraPartner, Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados
Dietmar PragerPartner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Mauricio Portugal RibeiroPartner, Portugal Ribeiro Advogados
Mauricio Gomm Santos, Partner, Gomm & Smith
Frederico Straube, President, CAM-CCBC
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President Obama speaks on airstrikes against ISIL in Syria
Watch: President Obama delivers a statement on airstrikes on ISIL
Last night, President Obama ordered American armed forces to begin targeted airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Speaking from the White House South Lawn today before heading to the United Nations General Assembly, the President made it clear that these strikes are part of the U.S. campaign to deliver one message on ISIL: They will find no safe haven.
The U.S. military actions also included strikes to disrupt plotting against the U.S. and our allies by the Khorasan Group -- a cell of seasoned al Qaeda operatives in Syria.
In his statement, the President made clear that the fight against these terrorists "is not America's fight alone":
"The people and governments of the Middle East are rejecting ISIL, and standing up for the peace and security that the people of the world deserve. Not since the Gulf War has the United States been joined in direct military action by such a broad coalition of Arab partners. Meanwhile, we will move forward with our plan -- supported by bipartisan majorities in Congress -- to ramp up our effort to train and equip the Syrian opposition, who are the best counter-weight to ISIL and the Assad regime."
President Obama also previewed his trip to the U.N. General Assembly, where he'll continue building support for the effort against ISIL:
"Over the next several days, I will be meeting Prime Minister Abadi of Iraq and with friends and allies at the United Nations to continue building support for the coalition that is confronting this profound threat to peace security. This overall effort will take time. There are challenges ahead. But we’re going to do what is necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group -- for the security of our country, the region, and the entire world."

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