The Institute of Brazilian Issues




Study Abroad



IBI-The Institute of
Brazilian Issues
2033 K St., NW;
Suite 230
Washington, DC 20052
Tel.: (202) 994-5205
Fax: (202) 994-5225



IBI-The Institute of Brazilian Issues was established in 1990 to promote stronger U.S.-Brazil relations within the changing international order. IBI seeks to do so by working with all interested parties, and especially the business sectors of both countries. It encourages the resolution of differences, and helps to identify areas where relations might be expanded. In essence, IBI promotes a greater convergence of viewpoints and interests between the two nations. The Institute operates within the Center for Latin American Issues, an integral part of the School of Business. The Institute's day-to-day activities are organized and directed by Kevin Kellbach.

Since 1994, IBI has offered its Minerva Program to public- and private-sector executives from Latin America. Minerva Program participants master concepts in economics, finance, economic policy-making, regulation, and public ethics. "Minervistas" return home with an improved understanding of the roles of both the public and private sectors, and with an awareness of the policy measures necessary to promote economic development.

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Updated December 6, 2017