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Brazil: Towards a New Foreign Policy?

On Wednesday afternoon, International Relations scholars across Brazil gathered in front of their computer screens as the newly minted Foreign Minister José Serra took to the podium at Itamaraty Palace for the first time. His 19-minute long speech, during which he presented the “guidelines of the New Brazilian Foreign Policy”,marked the most significant change in Brazil’s international strategy in years. Indeed, in comparison to his colleagues in the one-week old Temer cabinet, Serra most clearly sought to show how his policies would differ from those under Lula and Dilma Rousseff. Most importantly, the new Foreign Minister vowed to end what he called the PT’s “ideology-driven foreign policy” (referring mostly to Brazil’s strategic proximity to Venezuela and other left-leaning governments …


Centro de Relações Internacionais da FGV/CPDOC abre vaga para professor horista em São Paulo

O CPDOC em São Paulo informa a abertura de processo seletivo para a contratação de um(a) professor(a) horista de Relações Internacionais para início de suas atividades no segundo semestre de 2016.

O Centro de Relações Internacionais da Fundação Getulio Vargas, sediado na Escola de Ciências Sociais (CPDOC), promove pesquisa, ensino, captação, organização e preservação de acervos, além do debate sobre grandes temas de política e história internacional. Oferece também, a todos os alunos de graduação das escolas da FGV no Rio de Janeiro e em São Paulo, a Formação Complementar em Relações Internacionais, programa composto por disciplinas que proporcionam ao aluno as habilidades necessárias para analisar os grandes temas de política internacional, tratando de tópicos como globalização, política externa …


Latin America confronts the United States

US President Eisenhower greets the crowds in São Paulo (1960). Along with his Argentine counterpart Frodizi, Brazil’s President Juscelino Kubitschek sought to convince Eisenhower to provide large-scale development aid.

Book review: Latin America confronts the United States. Asymmetry and Influence. By Tom Long. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 274 pages, U$64.14 (kindle, amazon.com)

The history of US-Latin American relations is, above all, shaped by the vast power asymmetry between the two, US-American dominance over its weaker neighbors in the South and attempts by Latin American leaders to reduce the influence of the “Colossus of the North”. Indeed, in International Relations theory, large states are seen as decisive, while small and weak states are vulnerable and usually enjoy only very …


“Post-Western World” Now Available For Pre-order on Amazon

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With the United States superpower status rivalled by a rising China and emerging powers like India and Brazil playing a growing role in international affairs, the global balance of power is shifting. But what does this mean for the future of the international order? Will China dominate the 21st Century? Will the so-called BRICS prove to be a disruptive force in global affairs? Are we headed towards a world marked by frequent strife, or will the end of Western dominance make the world more peaceful? In this provocative new book, Oliver Stuenkel argues that our understanding of global order and predictions about its future are limited because we seek to imagine the post-Western world from a parochial …


The Challenges Awaiting Temer’s Top Diplomat

Brazil’s Vice President Michel Temer is currently assembling his cabinet

Whoever will be chosen by incoming President Michel Temer to head Brazil’s Foreign Ministry faces a set of daunting challenges. Above all, he (sadly, there is not a single woman among the candidates) must reassure the international community that Brazil’s crisis is under control and that the new government has the means and the legitimacy needed to get Brazil out of its mess. Along with the Chief of Staff (who must deliver a majority in Congress) the Minister of Finance and President of the Central Bank (who must design a viable economic strategy), Temer’s Foreign Minister will inevitably play a key role in the new President’s cabinet: regaining international investor …


How Brazil’s Crisis Is Bleeding into the Rest of South America (Americas Quarterly)

BY Oliver Stuenkel | April 25, 2016

Brazil’s withdrawal from the world is damaging the rest of the continent, even as it becomes a battleground in Rousseff’s impeachment.


Until a few years ago, Brazil possessed one of the most active foreign policies in the developing world. It built an impressive network of embassies and consulates, opening more than 60 posts during the 2000s alone in Africa, Asia and beyond. Brazil also actively engaged in debates ranging from humanitarian intervention in Libya to rethinking development aid, South-South relations and regional integration.

Yet as Brazil is consumed by the worst political and economic crisis in decades, the country has turned inward. This has contributed to a regional power vacuum and a …


Latin American Innovations for Democratic Renewal (Carnegie)

The ‘Hacker Bus’ in Brazil


In Latin America, analysts’ attention has focused on the way that left-wing populist regimes have come to directly challenge Western, liberal democracy. But it is necessary to look beyond the well-worn debates over chavismo to see how interesting innovations to democracy are emerging in Latin America.

In recent years mass protests have been staged across Latin America—in Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, and elsewhere. New movements have been set up by young people who seek to enhance political accountability and strengthen their capacity to participate in the democratic process beyond voting in elections. Anger over corruption is often a driver of the protests, but the major concern is usually the low quality of public services because …


MBA em Relações Internacionais da FGV – Prof. Antonio Carlos Porto Gonçalves

O Professor Antonio Carlos Porto Gonçalves apresenta seu módulo no MBA em Relações Internacionais da FGV no Rio de Janeiro.

Porto Gonçalves é mestre e doutor em Economia pela University of Chicago. Possui graduação em Engenharia Industrial e Metalúrgica pelo Instituto Militar de Engenharia e aperfeiçoamento no Programa de Desenvolvimento de Executivos de alto nível pela University of Western Ontario – School of Business Administration. Atualmente é professor titular da Fundação Getulio Vargas (RJ) e professor titular da Universidade Federal Fluminense.

As próximas turmas serão lançadas no dia 9 de abril (São Paulo) e 30 de abril de 2016 (Rio de Janeiro). Veja mais informações em http://ri.fgv.br/ensino/mba/apresentacao.

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MBA em Relações Internacionais da FGV – Prof. Thiago Rodrigues