Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, visited Harvard on April 10, 2012 to deliver a public address and to oversee the signing of an agreement that would provide funding for Brazilian undergraduate and graduate students pursuing the sciences at Harvard. The signing of the fellowship agreement, funded by Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), took place during a private reception at Loeb House. President Faust welcomed President Rousseff, and the two looked on as Vice Provost Jorge Dominguez signed the agreement for Harvard. Several Deans and senior faculty members were also in attendance.
Following the signing, President Rousseff and her delegation traveled to the Kennedy School, where Harvard students from Brazil and a handful of other Brazilian students from around the U.S. had the opportunity to meet briefly with their President in person. President Rousseff then took the stage in the Forum where she described her country’s remarkable economic progress over the last several decades and her administration’s work in moving Brazil even further towards economic prosperity.
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