Acting Consul General William Popp visits one of the largest private university in Sao Paulo
Invited by Paulista University (UNIP), Acting Consul General William Popp took the opportunity to discuss U.S. foreign policy as it pertains to Brazil with 150 students and faculty in the School of International Relations on November 10.
Mr. Popp underscored how Brazil’s emergence as a global player has forced a reassessment of how the United States approaches its bilateral relationship with the southern hemisphere giant. The initial results of that are an extension and expansion of nongovernmental linkages with the people and society of Brazil, especially through academic and civil society exchanges and trade that have included both public and private cooperation on issues as diverse as ethnic and gender equality, social inclusion, renewable energy and sustainable urban growth.
Citing the current efforts of the Rouseff government to hugely expand international education for Brazilian students, particularly through the “Ciencia sem Fronteiras” program, Mr. Popp encouraged the students to apply for these new exchange opportunities which will serve to foster a growing personal and social relarionship between Brazil and the United States.