Click here for better viewing

 

 

 

 

 

Volume 5, nº 4 - June / July 2015

 

 
   Academic Publications
 


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TWO VIOLENCE-REDUCING POLICING PROGRAMS IN BRAZIL

In this Policy Brief, the former BPC fellow, Marta-Laura Suska, argues that successful public security depends on three factors: political backing, police commitment, and community cooperation. To strengthen these variables, policymakers need to institutionalize and formalize state security programs, invest in and improve child protection, and drastically improve work conditions for public security agents.


Click here to access the publication


RIGHT TO THE CITY FOR A SAFE AND JUST WORLD: THE CASE OF THE BRICS

The BRICS Policy Center, under the BRICS-Urbe and in partnership with Oxfam, has organized this publication. Its aim is to articulate the notion of the right to the city with the Oxfam model for a just and safe humanity. Over six chapters, the reader will find theoretical and empirical information about the right to the city as a key concept for the design of public and private urban policies able to make our world a more safe and just space. 


Click here to access the publication



THIS WEEK IN BRICS

This week in The BRICS is a weekly publication that brings together a set of news about events and important developments that took place within each BRICS country in the course of the week, providing references for deepening the reader in the various topics mentioned. Click the links below to access documents in PDF format. (Available in Portuguese only). 

Read more and download the document

 

  Global South Unit for Mediation Winter School

From July 13th to July 24th, 2015, the Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM) successfully held the second edition of its Winter School. After having received applications from more than 20 countries, the school welcomed 29 students from diverse professional and academic backgrounds for a two-week intensive learning and training experience in the theory and practice of international mediation.

Read more

 

  BPC's new partners 


THE BRICS POLICY CENTER AND OXFAM CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP THROUGH NEW PROJECT

The project resulted in the organization of the publication with six chapters divided into five case studies of different BRICS-cities and theoretical/conceptual reflection on right to the city. Read more

BPC AND PUC-RIO SIGN NEW COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE. Read more

BPC AND PUC-RIO SIGN NEW COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE. Read more

 

  The BRICS Policy Center welcomes three fellows in 2015

The BPC welcomes 3 fellows this year:Mabel González BusteloJose Pascal da Rocha, e Raslan IbrahimThe visiting professors will stay in Rio for two months, during which they will contribute in several activities and research projects of the Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM).

Read more

 

 Events held by BPC and participation abroad


GSUM AND THE DEAN OF PUC WELCOME APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN EVENT ON HOLY SEE MEDIATION

On June 09th, the International Relations Institute (IRI) and the GSUM, partnering with the Dean’s Office, had the pleasure to welcome the Apostolic Nuncio to Brazil, Dom Giovanni d’Aniello, in an event on the role of the Holy See in the mediation of international conflicts. Read more


SEMINAR "BRAZIL: AN EMERGING HUMANITARIAN POWER"

On June 10, 2015, the supervisor of the BPC, Paulo Esteves, participated in the seminar "Brazil: An Emerging Humanitarian Power" organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Oslo, Norway.  Read more


WORKSHOP "ON THE ROAD TO COP 21: CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA FROM BASIC"

BRICS Policy Center and GIP – Public Interest Management realized the workshop "On the Road to COP 21: Climate Change and the Environmental Agenda from BASIC", with the Minister Everton Lucero, Prof. Sergio Bruni, Délcio Rodrigues and Camila Moreno. Read more

BPC IN RUSSIA

Between 29th June and 01st July, Monica Herz, Sérgio Veloso and Lia Lopes represented the BPC in the Civic BRICS Forum, that ocurred in Ufa, Russia.Yet, between 01st and 07th July, the BRICS Policy Center’s researcher, Sergio Veloso, attended the BRICS Youth Forum, organized by the Russian Government in Kazan, capital city of Tatarstan. Read more

PROF. PAULO ESTEVES PARTICIPATES AT THE CONFERENCE “GLOBAL COOPERATION: CAN WE BUILD ON IT? FINDINGS AND PERSPECTIVES”

From 1st to 3rd of July, Professor Paulo Esteves attended the conference "Global Cooperation: Can we build on it? Findings and perspectives" organized by the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg, Germany. Read more

 

    Clippings
 


BRAZILIAN EXPERT LAUDS ENHANCED COOPERATION AMONG BRICS NATIONS
Read the news article from Xinhua News Agency, that interviewed Paulo Wrobel, researcher at BPC. Read more

ESPECIALISTA COMENTA OS ATENTADOS TERRORISTAS OCORRIDOS NESTA SEXTA-FEIRA (26) Check the interview with the researcher of BPC, Monica Herz, to Globo News. Read more

CIVIL BRICS FORUM OPENS IN MOSCOW Monica Herz, GSUM coordinatoor, participated in the Civic BRICS Forum. Check the official website's article of Russia's presidency in BRICS. Read more

CIVIL BRICS FORUM: DIVERSITY STRENGTHENS COOPERATION Read the article of Russia & India Report.  Read more

ENTREVISTA SOBRE NOVO BANCO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO E VII CÚPULA DOS BRICS Interview that the BPC researcher, Paulo Wrobel, gave to Rádio Sputnik. Listen here

BRICS: QUATRO CONQUISTAS E UM FRACASSO DO GRUPO DOS EMERGENTES The BBC Brasil talked to Paulo Wrobel, BPC researcher, and with other analysts in International Relations, about progress and failures in BRICS group until now. Read more

 

 
 
 Suggested Links
 
•  Newcastle University is a public university located in Newcastle, England. The university offers around 175 full-time undergraduate degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas spanning arts, sciences, engineering and medicine, together with approximately 340 postgraduate taught and research programmes across a range of disciplines. It is ranked in the top 200 of most world rankings and in the top 20 of most UK rankings.

Click here to access

 
         Publications
 
 

To access the BRICS Policy Center publications, select below.

POLICY BRIEFS
BRICS MONITORS
PAPERS

 
 
  Search also on BPC's  LIBRARY.  
 

 

 

       Upcoming Events
 
 

GSUM delegation to participate in the III Latin American and the Cabribbean Congress of Social Sciences at FLACSO Equador

FLACSO is organizing the III Latin American and the Caribbean Congress of Social Sciences, to be held in Ecuador Academic headquarters between 26-28 August 2015.

The researcher Leane Cornet Naidin will represent the BPC in the Public Forum of WTO 2015

Between September 30 and October 2 will be held at its headquarters in Switzerland, the Public Forum of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 2015, this year is particularly special  because it coincides with the 20th anniversary or the organization. 

 
 

 

 

  BPC on Social Networks
 
 

Follow Us

Follow BPC on the social networks to have access to updates and news on the Center, aside from academic publications and multimedia archives.