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The Brazil Institute invites you to a panel moderated by our own Professor Anthony Pereira (Director, King's Brazil Institute).


Brazil’s geopolitical and diplomatic 'rise' has been heralded by many commentators in the last few years. A member of important new groupings of states including the expanded G20, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Brazil has been a prominent voice in global negotiations over and initiatives in trade, climate change, sustainable development, global public health, internet governance, and peacekeeping. This panel is dedicated to exploring some questions about Brazil’s role in global affairs. For example, how substantial was Brazil’s recent global rise in international prominence and influence? What factors facilitated this emergence? Has Brazil’s rise stalled, and if so, why? And is the alleged decline temporary or more long-term? Our panel consists of three academic experts and a former Foreign Minister of Brazil.

Panel Schedule

With opening remarks by His Excellency Ambassador Eduardo dos Santos, this panel will be introduced and moderated by Professor Anthony Pereira (Director, King’s Brazil Institute).

Mahrukh Doctor, University of Hull: “Brazilian Business and Itamaraty in the PT Era”

Ana Margheritis, University of Southampton: “The Graduation Dilemma and Brazilian Foreign Policy”

Andrés Malamud, University of Lisbon: “Domestic and External Factors in Brazil’s International Decline”

Ambassador Antonio Patriota, Brazilian Embassy in Rome: “Is the World Ready for Cooperative Multipolarity?”

A reception will follow the panel.