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Fernando Cardoso
"Dependency and Development in Latin America"

Event Date: February 22, 2005

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, sociologist, politician and president of Brazil from 1994 to 2002, delivered the fourth annual Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at the Library of Congress.

Cardoso was elected president of Brazil in 1994. He worked to reduce the role of the state in the economy, reorganize the federal bureaucracy and the social security system, renew federalist relationships and overhaul the complicated tax system, and he attempted to effect electoral and party reforms in order to strengthen the representation of political parties. Cardoso also actively encouraged foreign investment in Brazil. During his second term, Cardoso carried out improvements in education and rural health care as well as the resettlement of a large number of landless peasant families.

Cardoso's scholarly writings include the classic "Dependency and Development in Latin America" (1969), a work that established his reputation as a world-class sociologist. He has been visiting professor at various academic centers in Europe and the United States, including the College de France, the University of Paris, the University of Cambridge, the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University.

The inaugural Kissinger Lecture was delivered in October 2001 by Henry Kissinger himself, the second by

in February 2003, and the third by
George Shultz
in February 2004.
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