Preliminary Programme

(Subject to change)

11 November - Brazilian Defence in International Perspective

Bloomsbury House
2-3 Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2RL

18:00-19:15 - Opening Keynote

His Excellency Ambassador Celso Amorim
Distinguished Guest Professor at the Brazil Institute, KCL,
Former Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil,
Former Minister of Defence of Brazil

Adam Ward - Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies

12 November - Brazilian Participation in Peacekeeping Operations

River Room, King's Building
London, WC2R 2LS

10:30-12:30 - Keynote

Lieut. Gen. Floriano Peixoto Vieira Neto - Brazilian Army,
Force Commander of MINUSTAH, 2009-2010,
Member of the UN High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations

Prof. Funmi Oloniskain - Director, African Leadership Centre, KCL
Dr. Henrik Breitenbauch - Director, Centre for Military Studies, Univ. Copenhague, Denmark

Prof. Mats Berdal - Department of War Studies, KCL

12:30-13:30 - Lunch break

13:30-15:30 - Panel 1: Brazil in PKO

Peacekeepers' Role in International Crime - Dr. André Pano Beirão - Postgraduate Programme in Maritime Studies, Naval War College, Brazil
Rising Powers and the Security-Development Nexus: Brazil's Engagement with Guinea-Bissau - Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto - PhD Candidate, Department of Politics and International Studies, Univ. Cambridge, UK
Brazilian Regional Role in Peacekeeping: Normative Model for Leadership Initiatives - Gustavo Macedo - PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Univ. São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Chris Kinsey - Defence Studies Department, KCL

15:30-15:45 - Coffee break

15:45:17:00 - Plenum DebateForthcoming Challenges for Brazilian Participation in PKO

Dr. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho - Brazil Institute, KCL

13 November - Science, Technology and the Defence Industry in Brazil

War Studies Seminar Room, King's Building
London, WC2R 2LS

10:30-12:00 - Keynote: Innovation and Defence from a Brazilian Perspective

Antonio Jorge Ramalho - Director, Pandiá Calógeras Institute, Brazilian Ministry of Defence,
Director, Escola Sul-Americana de Defesa, CDS/UNASUL

Antonio Sampaio - International Institute for Strategic Studies

12:00-13:00 - Lunch break

13:00-15:00 - Panel 2: Brazilian Defence Industry

Science, Technology, Strategy and the Defence Industry: Challenges for the Way Ahead - Prof. William de Souza Moreira, Postgraduate Programme in Maritime Studies, Naval War College, Brazil
Science, Technology and Innovation for Defence in Brazil: Institutions, Policies and Challenges - Prof. Luiz Pedone - Institute for Strategic Studies, Univ. Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Dr. Kieran Mitton - Department of War Studies, KCL

15:00-15:30 - Coffee break

15:30-17:30 - Panel 3: Forthcoming Challenges for Brazilian Defence Policy

BRICS: A Possible Cooperation in the Area of Defence - Dr. Marianne Wiesebron - Leiden Univ., Holland
Maritime Security in the South Atlantic: Can Brazil Play a Role Beyond the 'Blue Amazon'? - Dr. Any Freitas - Visiting Research, Brazil Institute, King's College London

(To be confirmed)

Final Remarks