Visit from Ricardo Henriques
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 : 10:00am to 12:00pm
University Park Campus
Montgomery Ross Fisher Building
Hamovitch Research Center
Ricardo Henriques, president of the Instituto Pereira Passos, City of Rio de Janeiro, will visit the USC School of Social work to talk about groundbreaking efforts in Rio de Janeiro’s informal settlements, or favelas.
USC Social Work in collaboration with USC Global Initiatives invite you to a lecture by Mr. Ricardo Henriques, President of the Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP), City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Programa Police Pacifying Units (UPP) Social mobilizes and promotes coordination of
municipal policies and services, as well as actions of state and federal governments, communities, civil society and the private sector, in the areas of Rio de Janeiro benefited by UPPs. The program's main objectives are to ensure the consolidation of the pacification process promoting citizenship and social, economic and urban development in the pacified communities, and generating the integration of these areas with the rest of the city.
About Ricardo Henriques
Henriques is the president of the Pereira Passos Institute, the center for research, planning and strategic projects for the city of Rio de Janeiro. He is also an economics professor at Fluminense Federal University (UFF-Rio de Janeiro). As the executive vice minister at the Ministry of Social Development, he coordinated the creation of the Bolsa Família (Brazilian income transfer program), which has lifted millions of Brazilians out of poverty. He was also secretary of social development and human rights of the state government of Rio de Janeiro; vice minister for continuous education, literacy and diversity at the Ministry of Education; senior advisor to the president of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES); and deputy director and senior researcher of the National Institute for Applied Economic Research at the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management.
He is a member of the governing board of UNESCO’s International Institute of Education Planning. His research interest lies in the field of social economics and his publications are mainly in the areas of education, inequality, poverty, diversity and evaluation of public policies.
Continental breakfast will be served.