In the first half of 2013 the BPC offered several places to volunteer at the center.
Collaborating with the research of Country Desks from April to early August, Beatriz Sannuti (Leiden University, The Netherlands) assisted the research for the publication BRICS Monitor "The Future of the WTO: A Brazilian as Director General" among other works, such as This Week in the BRICS.
Working with the BPC Coordinator, Dr. Adriana Erthal Abdenur with duration of 1 month starting in August, Conrad Kassier (University of Vienna) is conducting research on energy security, with special focus on South Africa, also with the aim to understand the role of other BRICS countries (especially Russia and China) in the promotion of nuclear energy. This research will be published soon as a BRICS Monitor and a Working Paper.
The BPC continues to offer opportunities for internships for volunteers interested in conducting research on the topics discussed by the Centre. Send an email to email@example.com with your research project!
• BPC participates in the discussion "International experience: How Different is the study in a Top University?" Sponsored by the University of Brasilia (UNB), and other activities.
Between May 01 and July 5 the University of Brasilia (UNB) held in conjunction with the International Office of the UNB its first "Semana de Internacionalização" The Professor. Adriana Erthal Abdenur was invited to share their expertise in a wheel discussion entitled "International experience: How Different is the study in a Top University?". The purpose of this wheel was fostering an informal discussion and on the Brazilian and foreign universities, considered cutting edge. Besides the presence of Prof. Adriana, the event was attended by Profs. Alex Araujo (Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Oxford), José Guilherme Lara Resende (Ph.D in Economics, Chicago), Paulo Nascimento (Ph.D in Political Science, Columbia), with lawyer Ana Paula Martinez (ll. M, Harvard) and the Canadian ambassador in Brasilia, Jamal Khokhar.
• Meeting with representative of Knowing Emerging Powers
Also in July the core of International Cooperation for Development received Konjin researcher Peter, in his second meeting with the group. The first happened in April, in which he made exploratory questions to develop their research in Emerging Economies and South-South Cooperation. Peter is performing a search through the Dutch organization, Knowing Emerging Powers.
• Meeting with the Chinese Delegation from the Research Institute for International Affairs
The BRICS Policy Center, represented by Dr. Ana Garcia and the Country Desks, held a meeting with a Chinese delegation composed of researchers from the Research Institute for International Affairs. Among the various topics discussed were the current context of global crisis, the impact of this context on Brazil and China, and the various points of views about the creation of a Development Bank by the BRICS countries. Furthermore, the Brazilian position on emerging free trade agreements as the Pacific Alliance, the Asia- Pacific Treaty, the agreement between USA-EU was debated. Older agreements such as MERCOSUR were also discussed Read more
• BPC at Top-China Program
During the month of July, Prof. Layla Dawood represented the PUC-Rio and BRICS Policy Center at the Top-China Program, sponsored annually by Banco Santander, involving students and teachers from more than 20 Brazilian universities. The delegation of PUC-Rio, composed by Prof. Layla Dawood and students of International Relations Luis Antonio Mendes and Louise Marie Hurel Chagas Silva Dias, participated in academic activities at Peking University, where students had classes taught by teachers participating in the program from Beijing University about the sustainability issue in a multidisciplinary perspective. In addition, students and teachers Brazilians had lessons Mandarin and Chinese culture.