• June 11, 2013: Reporting Deutsche Welle "In Rio, Chancellor reinforces Russian rapprochement with Brazil," with Dr. Layla Dawood, Assistant Coordinator of the BPC.
• June 24, 2013: Reporting AsBEA "Urbanism I - Problems in BRICS" with Dr. Adriana Erthal Abdenur, General Coordinator of the BPC.
• June 24, 2013: Report Radio Voice of Russia "Problems of urbanism in BRICS: Brazil, “borderline case“ on the lecture given by Dr. Cristina Moura Patriot in BRICS Policy Center.
• Colloquium "Brazil and South-South Cooperation" with Ambassador Fernando de Abreu (Brazilian Cooperation Agency)
On June 28th, Ambassador Fernando de Abreu (Brazilian Cooperation Agency) conducted the colloquium "Brazil and South-South Cooperation" in the library of the BRICS Policy Center. In a general presentation, he explained the structure and function of the BCA, the agency's areas and gave some data on the main Brazilian cooperation projects in Latin America and Africa, as well as trilateral cooperation projects such as those working on implementation and expansion of human milk banks and the Prosavana projects. Read more
• Colloquium "Trade agreements beyond preferences: a review of the regulation on new issues in BRICS"
On June 12th, Dr. Michelle S. Ratton Badin (FGV-EDESP) presented the colloquium "Trade agreements beyond preferences: a review of the regulation on new issues in BRICS." From the data presentation to understand the regulatory status within the WTO members, Dr. Michelle perspective of trade agreements was from the point of view of regulation by the BRICS. Read more
• Colloquium “BRICS’ “Urban Turn”: Role of Cities and Knowledge Sharing”, with Dr. Sudha Mohan
On June 25th, the BPC Fellow, Dr. Sudha Mohan, presented the colloquium “BRICS’ “Urban Turn”: Role of Cities and Knowledge Sharing”. Her presentation focused on the particularities of the cities of the BRICS, as well as on the recent events in these countries – such as the protests in Brazil and India, asking for improvements in public policy. Read more
• Colloquium "The United States' position on the BRICS" with Professor Paulo Wrobel (IRI/PUC-Rio)
On June 18th, Professor Paulo Wrobel (IRI / PUC-Rio) presented the Colloquium "The United States' position on the BRICS" in the library of BPC. With the presence of about 20 spectators, Dr. Wrobel presented an overview of the changes in domestic and foreign policy of the USA, not only from a governmental point of view, but also considering the positions taken by the media, civil society and North American political and economic institutions since the Obama administration. Read more
• BRICS Policy Center participates in the "Smart Cities, Cities of the Future” Seminar
On 3rd June, Prof. Adriana Erthal Abdeur attended to the "Smart Cities, Cities of the Future" seminar, sponsored by ÁgoraLab (lab specializing in International theme of Human Smart Cities), the institute IBMEC and the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by world experts in intelligent cities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who presented the state of the art in these cities experiences and addressed the possibilities of adapting the characteristics of the "smart city" in Rio de Janeiro. Among the topics discussed are urban mobility, access to services, quality of life and cultural and social integration. The event was held at PUC-Rio.
• BPC participates in event, organized by the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI)
On 20 June, Prof. Layla Dawood attended to the "Energy Geopolitics Perspectives: Views from Azerbaijan” debate. The event was organized by CEBRI in partnership with the Embassy of Azerbaijan and the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM). The debate, was attended by representatives of Petrobras and Vale, who discussed the issue of energy security from the perspective of countries exporting energy resources.
• BRICS Policy Center participates in the XX Brazil and European Union Forum in the National Congress
On June 4, Professor Adriana Erthal Abdenur attended to the XX Brazil and European Union Forum in the National Congress, which brought together politicians, academics and representatives of think tanks from both regions. The event aimed to encourage debate on the relations between Brazil and the EU. The professor presented a paper on "Triangular Cooperation: A Brazilian role in combating HIV / AIDS in Mozambique" on the table "European and Brazilian Perspectives on Development: Bases for Cooperation", which also featured the presence of: Ana Gomes, Member of European ( S & D), Foreign Affairs Committee, European Parliament; Christian Freres, Senior Advisor of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain; André de Mello e Souza, Researcher at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) and Pio Penna Filho, Professor, Institute of International Relations, University of Brasilia.
• Professor Adriana Erthal Abdenur represents BPC in events in Washington DC, USA
On June 20, Prof. Adriana Erthal Abdenur attended the "Reaching Across the Pacific: Asia and Latin America in the New Century" event at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. The seminar was opened by Dr. Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Bando (IDB), and met specialists of several Latin American countries to discuss trade relations between Latin America and Asia. The Professor presented the "Brazil's Trade with Asia: Key Drivers and Challenges Ahead," paper which will be published by the Wilson Center in the collection edited by Cynthia Arnson (Director of Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center) and George Heiner (Balsillie School of International Affairs Wilfred Laurier University, Canada)
Visit to the Sabin Vaccine Institute
Also during the trip to DC, Professor Adriana Erthal Abdenur visited the headquarters of the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, DC. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibilities for collaboration in research for development cooperation in the area of public health.