August 16, 2010

Riordan Roett of SAIS publishes book on ‘The New Brazil’

Riordan Roett, director of the Western Hemisphere Studies and Latin American Studies programs at SAIS, has released The New Brazil, recently published by Brookings Institution Press.

In the book, Roett tells the story of South America’s largest country as it has evolved from a remote Portuguese colony into a regional leader, a respected representative for the developing world and, increasingly, an important partner for the United States and the European Union.

Roett is widely acclaimed for his contributions to Latin American studies, having received the Order of Rio Branco from the government of Brazil and the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins from the government of Chile. He is the author or editor of 22 books.