The partnership between the two institutions began in 2009, when Brazil celebrated the year of France. The translation of the Atlas of Globalization into Portuguese by a team coordinated by Professor Carlos R. S. Milani (by then associated to UFBA) can be considered as the founding milestone of this partnership, which has grown with a series of seminars and other events over the years. From 2012 on the dialogue moved towards the creation of the Cartography Workshop of LABMUNDO, already at IESP-UERJ. In December 2014, this partnership process culminated in the publication by LABMUNDO researchers of the Atlas of Brazilian Foreign Policy, by EdUERJ and CLACSO, in three languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English. In addition, such a cooperation with Sciences Po Paris has paved the way for the publication in 2017 of the Atlas of Brazilian Defense Policy, a joint work of LABMUNDO with the South American Political Observatory.
Aiming at even more ambitious projects in a near future, LABMUNDO and Sciences Po Paris signed in December 2018 a new cooperation agreement. The images produced by LABMUNDO will be available in the Virtual Map Library of Sciences Po (http://cartotheque.sciences-po.fr/). Therefore, the images produced by LABMUNDO will integrate an international scientific base of maps, graphs and matrices, next to the images made by the Atelier responsible for the Atlas de l’Espace Mondial. Also under the agreement, the Khartis system (https://www.sciencespo.fr/cartographie/khartis/) will be translated into Portuguese.
In addition to translating and disseminating images, this cooperation agreement presents the opportunity for researchers to further develop their skills and opens doors for future projects.
Labmundo proudly invites you to the following book release event:
“Solidariedade e Interesse: Motivações e estratégias na cooperação internacional para o desenvolvimento”
Event day: 11/07; Event location: Livraria Prefácio. R. Voluntários da Pátria, 39 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22270-000
Timóteo Saba M’Bunde’s Interview to Portuguese website “e-Global”(Portugal): “Com Bolsonaro, A Politica Externa Brasileira para africa sofrerá uma rutura radical” (in Portuguese).
Labmundo promotes the lecture over Mozambique: one year before the decisive elections (2019), with prof. Michel Cahen (Institut d’études politiques bordeaux). The lecture starts at 5:30 pm, at IESP-UERJ (rua da Matriz, 82 – Botafogo).
In an interview with Lusa, the author of “Brazilian and Chinese foreign policies for Guinea-Bissau”, Timóteo M’bunde said he believed that China and Brazil “have their interests on the African continent and Guinea- Bissau and seek to legitimize their engagement with Guinea-Bissau from this discourse of solidarity and brotherhood. ” Check the interview here (in portuguese).
Tiago Nery, Labmundo’s Researcher, published the paper “Brazilian foreign policy, the coalitions of power and UNASUR: rise and deconstruction of South America as a geopolitical bloc”at the Mural Internacional Review (vol.8; number 2).
Paper’s abstract: The cycle of progressive governments in Brazil, which begun with Lula’s election in 2002 and ended with the overthrow of Dilma Rousseff in 2016, was responsible for an autonomous foreign policy that sought to reposition the country and South America in the international system. The Workers Party’s (PT) governments led a heterogeneous productivist coalition made up of fractions of the industrial bourgeoisie and sectors of the working classes. Lula played an important role in the creation of Unasur, which is the political dimension of South American regionalism. The rupture of the democratic order brought to power a conservative coalition that reunified the business elites and changed the orientation of foreign policy. The coalition led by MDB-PSDB has adopted a foreign policy that subordinated Brazil to the hegemonic power and has contributed to the paralysis and the deconstruction of Unasur as a geopolitical bloc.
Read the paper here.