Women, Politics and Democracy in Brazil - Lecture by President Dilma Rousseff

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Convener: Tim Power

Dilma Rousseff was elected President of Brazil in 2010, becoming the first woman to hold the office. She was reelected in 2014. Previously, she served as Minister of Energy and then Presidential Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010). In 2016, Dilma Rousseff was impeached by the National Congress for allegedly breaking a budgetary law and was removed from the presidency. Her political rights, including her right to be a candidate in future elections, were upheld by the Senate. Since then, she has been travelling within Brazil and to foreign countries to defend the legacy of the Worker's Party (PT) thirteen years in government (2003-2016) and to talk about what she considers to be a "parliamentary Coup" conducted against her in 2016. Most recently, she has also been discussing the situation of former President Lula. This is Dilma Rousseff’s first-ever visit to Oxford.

Places are limited for this event and must be booked online in advance. Please click here for further information and to book a seat.

Co-sponsored the Brazilian Studies Programme, Latin American Centre, and by Oxford Women in Politics.