With the launching of the U.S. Network for Democracy in Brazil (USNDB), at Columbia Law School in December 2018, a goal was set to formalize previous advocacy and congressional work done in Washington. After a year of successful fundraising, this goal became possible, and the Washington Brazil Office (WBO) was born. Thanks to a joint effort by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and the USNDB, the Office took off on April 2020 with an Executive Director and a Project Assistant. The WBO counts with an Advisory Board consisting of nine members representing university bodies, labor unions, researchers, non-profits, social movement leaders and the third sector.
The Washington Brazil Office works on issues related to human rights and the environment in Brazil, seeking to analyze undertaken policies, their consequences and promote democratic debate toward social justice in the country.