Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil (1995-2003) visited campus April 7, 2010 as the 2010 Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellow. His talk focused on the economic crisis and change, emphasizing the roots of the crisis as well as the importance of human rights and technological development.

A sociologist trained at the University of São Paulo, Cardoso is the author of numerous works including, most recently, "The Accidental President of Brazil." His visit was organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.