Leonildes Nazar Chaves, a former Visiting Scholar at CLAS, writes about Brazil and the intersection between the pandemic and policy, culture, economics, and politics. A political scientist and internationalist, she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ).
CEBRI and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation invite to the live debate “Global realignment and challenges for Brazil”, with Carlos Milani (IESP-UERJ), Oliver Stuenkel (FGV-SP), Maria Regina Soares de Lima (IESP-UERJ), Kevin Oswald (KAS) and Luciana Gama Muniz (CEBRI).
Date and time: September 2nd (Wednesday), at 11am (Brasília time)
Danielle Costa da Silva, PhD researcher at LABMUNDO, was appointed adjunct professor at the Institute of International Relations and Defense (IRID), at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Danielle received her master’s and doctorate at IESP, having specialized in issues related to human rights in Brazilian foreign policy and international relations. The members of LABMUNDO wish Danielle much success in hers new trajectory!
The 2nd edition of the “Thematic Dictionary on
Development and Social Issues: 110 contemporary issues” is available (only in
Portuguese). Organized by Anete Ivo (Coordinator), Elsa Kraychete, Denise
Vitale, Cristiana Mercuri, Angela Borges and Stella Senes, the first edition was
revised and expanded, welcoming 114 authors from 40 universities (From Brazil
and abroad) around 110 thematic entries.
issue, 14 Labmundo researchers sign the following entries:
S. Milani – International Development Cooperation
Maurício Cavalcanti de Aragón – UNand the Development Agenda
Benzi – Development and Integration of Latin America
Vitale – Public Sphere, Democracy and Social Inequalities
Cosmopolitism, Democracy and Civil Society
– North-South Cooperation
Kraychete – Civil Society and Development
Microfinance and Poverty
Echart – Human Rights and South-South Cooperation
Aurivaldo Sacchetta Mendes – International Migration
Huber Pessina – Effectiveness – International Development Assistance
On Friday 27/03/2020, LABMUNDO researcher Timóteo Saba Mbunde defended his thesis “Political and institutional effects of cooperation of Brazil, China and Portugal in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau”. The jury was composed by: Maria Villareal, Maria Regina, Miriam Saraiva and Monica Hirst and Carlos R. S. Milani (supervisor).
On March 23, LABMUNDO held its first plenary session of the year, but with something new: it was the first meeting entirely by videoconference. Considering our concern to keep research activities running and aware of the need to follow the guidelines of the health authorities of social distance to combat the pandemic of Covid-19, researchers from Rio Antena and guests from GRISUL were connected by more than two hours to discuss the topics on the agenda. The next plenary session, on April 13, will also be virtual.
German cooperation/GIZ and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation/AMEXCID published the report Revitalizing Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Challenges in the Implementation of SDG 17 through South-south and Trilateral Cooperation in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey, authored by Carlos RS Milani. The document is available at this link.
As a result of the partnership between LABMUNDO and Sciences Po (Paris), a Thematic Cartography course was offered to researchers from Latitude Sul platform groups. The course was divided into two parts: a basic module between the 10th and 14th of February by Rubens de S. Duarte (assistant coordinator of LABMUNDO), and an advanced module between the 2nd and 6th of March by Benoît Martin (cartographer of the Atelier de Cartographie de Sciences Po). During these two weeks, the researchers had contact with notions of graphic semiology, techniques of image production (graphics, matrices and maps), as well as treatment techniques and final art in vectorized design.
On February 6, 2020, Carlos R. S. MIlani gave a lecture at CERI/Sciences Po (Paris) on “Jair Bolsonaro’s foreign policy: a challenge for multilateralism?”, followed by a debate coordinated by Professor Guillaume Devin of the Paris EPO.
Between January 21 and February 21, 2020, Carlos R. S. Milani was invited as a professor at the IEP in Strasbourg (France), where he gave a course entitled “Sciences sociales de l’international” to students of the Institute’s Master’s Degree.