Networking drinks reception and informal talk: The Race for the White House and Brazil

25 October 2012



The Race for the White House and Brazil

Our drinks networking reception took place on Thursday, 25th of October 2012 at the Bloomsbury Hotel.  

This event was a wonderful opportunity to mingle with around 80 members and friends in the Anglo-Brazilian Business Community and also to enjoy a taste of Brazil by sampling some Caipirinhas and moving to the sounds of live Bossa Nova music.   

Primariliy a networking event we also had two short presentations giving an overview of the 2012 American presidential election, and its connection with Brazil, to guide conversation.

  • Dr. Balbier,  Lecturer in the Institute of North American Studies at King’s College London, offered a cultural and social analysis of the 2012 presidential election campaign in the USA, focusing on the role of religion, race, gender, class, and region in the preferences of the American electorate.
  • Professor Anthony Pereira, Director of the Brazil Institute at King’s College London, offered a few comments on the difference between the 2008 and 2012 American presidential elections as seen from Brazil, and some of the issues at stake in the US presidential elections for Brazil.  




Picture credits: Brazilian Chamber/Ronaldo Batallini