Global Views on Covid-19: The Unfolding Pandemic in Brazil

Elize Massard da Fonseca

April 22, 2020

Event Description

The “Global Views of Covid-19” series exists to help teachers deepen their understanding of the unfolding pandemic. We know that even as educators are grappling with the personal and professional effects of the current situation, they are also fielding questions from students about Covid-19. What can we expect in the coming weeks as the pandemic unfolds? And how does regional context affect the spread of the virus, political responses to the pandemic, and economic consequences for everyday people?

This session in the “Global Views” series invites participants to consider the similarities and differences between the experiences in Brazil and the U.S. In Brazil, there is friction between the President and some leaders at regional levels about the seriousness of the pandemic and the correct policy approaches to address it. How do events in Brazil and the U.S. mirror one another, and in what ways do our experiences diverge?   


Elize Massard da Fonseca is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the São Paulo School of Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (EAESP/FGV). Her research is focused the improvement of governments’ institutional capacity and health policies in Latin America. She was a visiting scholar at CLAS in 2019.


Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)