PRIO and the BraGS project have organized a seminar on Friday 23 September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will be held at the Palacio do Itamaraty, the former Foreign Office palace. The seminar is part of the official program of the visit of the Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, and is organized jointly with the Norwegian Embassy, the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI/PUC-Rio), The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão, the BRICS Policy Center, and PRIO.
Presenters include BraGS researchers Maria G. Jumbert (PRIO), Benjamin de Carvalho (NUPI), Pinar Tank (PRIO), Torkjell Leira (UiO), Eduarda Hamann (Igarapé Institute), and a keynote address by Paulo Esteves. The full agenda can be found here.
Brazil’s Rise to the Global Stage: Humanitarianism, Peacekeeping and the Quest for Great Powerhood (BraGS) is a research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council’s Latinamerika program, and aims to understand Brazil’s international ambitions through its contributions to international cooperation, humanitarian aid, peace and security. Led by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), it includes cooperation partners in Norway, with the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI), and in Brazil, with the International Relations Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio), the Igarapé Institute and the Catholic University of Santos. You can read more about the project here.
Please also note the newest PRIO Policy Brief from the BraGS project, Brazilian Peacekeeping: Challenges and Potentials in Turbulent Landscapes at Home and Internationally, by Eric Cezne and Eduarda Hamann. A blog post, to be published soon, will describe the brief further.