Dr. Downes is an expert on Brazil-U.S. relations and a Bangor native, he has been an analyst and practitioner of Brazil-US relations through military, academic and business pursuits for more than three decades. He was formerly Associate Dean of Academics at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies of the National Defense University and professor of history at the USAF Academy. He is now an independent researcher focusing on Brazil, based near Austin, Texas. His latest study, “Trust, Engagement, and Technology Transfer: Underpinnings for U.S.-Brazil Defense Cooperation,” was published in August of this year by the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University.
This talk was recorded November 12, 2012 at Point Lookout in Northport.
Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations
Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University