The 2015 edition of the "Global Go To Think Tank Index Report", published by the University of Pennsylvania (USA), ranked the BRICS Policy Center - for the third consecutive year - among the Top 10 think tanks associated with universities (BPC/PUC-Rio) and among the “best transdisciplinary research programs in a think tank”. In this year’s edition of the ranking, BPC’s publication "Right to the city for a safe and just world: The case of the BRICS" was rated as the 9th best policy study-report produced by a think tank in 2015. As a result of the partnership between BPC and Oxfam, the Policy Study was coordinated by Sérgio Veloso, coordinator of the BRICS-Urbe program. The report evaluated more than 6.500 think tanks worldwide and, for the third consecutive year, the BRICS Policy Center has been placed among the top 10 “Best University Affiliated Think Tank" and "Best Transdisciplinary Research Program at the Think Tank." Furthermore, for the first time, BPC was rated as one of the best think tanks in Central and South America. Learn more
GSUM WINTER SCHOOL 2016 - Organized by the Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM), the Winter School is a two-week intensive academic and training program on international mediation in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The School is open to a maximum of 24 students per week who want to have an intensive and substantial learning and training experience in the theory and practice of international mediation, with a particular focus on issues and questions concerning or related to the Global South. Click here to learn more
GSUM INTERVIEW PROF. EDWARD KAUFMAN, Senior Research Associate and former Director at Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland, and PROF. SARA HELLMÜLLER, Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator of the Mediation Program of the Swisspeace Foundation.
GSUM / BPC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM - New call for the 2016 Global South Unit for Mediation (GSUM) Fellowship Program in International Mediation will soon be announced. More details here
GSUM HELD THE SEMINAR "AT LAST PEACE? COLOMBIA PEACE PROCESS AND CHALLENGES AHEAD" - Check the review of the event and the interview with Mr. Guarín, the Post-Conflict and Peacebuilding Coordinator at Fundación Ideas para la Paz (FIP) More details here.
CHECK THE BRAZILIAN NUCLEAR POLICY PUBLICATIONS - This project offers to general and specialized audience quantitative and qualitative information regarding the main facts and figures of the Brazilian nuclear policy as well as critical reflections about this complex and multifaceted element of Brazil’s political agenda, in which the national and the international dimensions intersect. Learn more
SEE THE LATEST EDITIONS OF THE BIWEEKLY REPORT ON LATIN AMERICA'S CONFLICTS - A publication written in Portuguese and conceived as a platform for monitoring current international processes of negotiation of Latin American conflicts. Read more
POLICY BRIEF ON MEDIATION WITH NON-CONVENTIONAL ARMED GROUPS IN LATIN AMERICA, BY MABEL GONZÁLEZ BUSTELO - This Policy Brief evaluates the emergence of gangs, drug trafficking organizations and small criminal groups operating in pockets of fragility in urban or rural areas of Latin American states. Read more
IRI/PUC-Rio has been rated 5 stars by the "Guia do Estudante"
The International Relations Institute of PUC-Rio (IRI/PUC-RIO) has been rated 5 stars by the "Guia do Estudante", placing PUC-Rio in between the top 5 Brazilian universities in International Relations course. Learn more
BPC HOSTS EVENT ABOUT THE CAREER PATH IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ORGANIZED BY CARI - CARI realized Debatepapo about the career path in I.R., at the BPC's library. Read more
BPC MEETS WITH RIO+ CENTRE EXPERTS - The purpose of the meeting was to approach the BRICS Policy Center and the Rio+ Centre in terms of common research agendas, mainly the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the possibility of collaboration in publications, conducting joint events and an institutional partnership. Read more