Back to All Events

Brazil's Fight Against Corruption: Enforcing an International Recipe or a Tailor-Made Solution?

  • K3.11, Strand Campus Strand London, England United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to a lecture by Dr Geisa Franco.


Corruption has been countered in the last decades more strongly because it is seen as one of the factors that undermine democratic institutions and which limits the economic and human development in many countries. Initially, it was assumed that this kind of illegal practice was only a domestic problem. However, several studies have pointed out the interdependence between, on one hand, corruption and other crimes, and, on the other hand, between the practices of such offenses in several States. This led to the perception that the task of fighting them could only be successful if carried out through permanent and active cooperation among these actors, which involves elements such as: normative (drafting of treaties and conventions), educational (improving studies, research and reflection on the topic, as well as dissemination and socialization of knowledge); cultural (promotion of a culture of transparency) and operational (implementation of legal cooperation and law enforcement between the States involved). This lecture focus on the process of curbing corruption in Brazil in the last two decades (1996-2016) stressing out: a) what can be due to the impact on Brazil of the process of global governance to fight corruption; b) what is more particular from Brazil (“tailor-made” process); c) which are the main actors involved in that movement.



Dr. Geisa Cunha Franco is a professor of International Relations at the Social Sciences Faculty at the Federal University of Goiás. She has a PDH in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, and a masters degree in Social History from the University of São Paulo. As a member of the Center of Global Studies, Ms. Franco is currently heading a research project on the creation of an international regime to curb corruption and its impact in Brazil. In 2017 she was working as a visiting researcher at the University of Surrey, under the supervision of professor Indira Carr.



This talk, part of the King's Brazil Institute Research Seminar Series, will be followed by a Q&A and wine.