Volume 1, nº 4 - October, 2011
  Colloquium “Economic transformations in contemporary India”, at BPC


In September 22nd BRICS Policy Center hosted the Colloquium “Economic transformations in contemporary India”, featuring Dr. Fernando Padovani (FGV-RJ/IMI-Nova Delhi). Dr. Padovani, who has just arrived from his 18-month post-doctoral stay in New Delhi’s International Management Institute, debated many pressing issues in Indian politics and economy, revolving around India’s development model and its specificities. Topics ranged from the sophistication of agricultural policies, federative relations, India’s impressive outsourcing of IT technologies and the often complex entanglement of that country with its fellow BRICS countries. The event opened to public from 16:00 to 18:00; it was attended by BPC’s General Coordinator Adriana Abdenur and BPC’s staff, as well as by representatives from other prestigious institutions (CEBRI), academics and graduate students. Click here to read Dr. Padovani’s interview.

Colloquium "Economic transformations at contemporary India" with Dr. Fernando Padovani, at BPC.
  Workshop "BRICS Agenda for RIO+20: Brazilian perspectives"


The Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas BRICS - BRICS Policy Center will hold the Workshop “Agenda dos BRICS para a Rio+20: perspectivas brasileiras" (“BRICS Agenda for Rio+20: Brazilian perspectives”) in October 21st 2011. The event will be held at BPC’s auditorium, in Affonso Arinos’ house, Botafogo; it will start at 9:30 a.m. and will last until 4:00 p.m. The event will comprised of three roundtables, where participants will discuss pressing issues of 2012’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and BRICS’ positions regarding those matters. Workshop’s guests include Mr. Fernando Lyrio, Extraordinary Advisor for Rio+20 at the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment; Mr. Ricardo Henriques, President of Instituto Municipal de Urbanismo Pereira Passos, Municipal City of Rio de Janeiro; Dr. Suzana Kahn, Green Economy Sub-Secretary, State Environment Secretariat, Rio de Janeiro; and Dr. João Pontes Nogueira, Director of PUC-Rio’s Institute of International Relations (IRI) and BPC’s General Supervisor. Additionally, specialists, professors and diplomats will attend the Workshop.


More information will be soon available at www.bricspolicycenter.org

  BPC receives Dra. Renu Modi, from University of Mumbai, India
In September 22nd BRICS Policy Center was visited by Dr. Renu Modi, Director of the Centre for African Studies (University of Mumbai, India). She arrived in Brazil to attend a series of conferences on Indian-African relations.N
During her visit, Dr. Modi talked to Professor Adriana Erthal Abdenur, BPC’s General Coordinator.
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Dra. Renu Modi at BPC.
  Welcoming the new BPC student interns       

In September 10th new student trainees joined BRICS Policy Center. The international relations undergraduates at PUC-Rio were admitted through BPC’s selective process. They were allocated and are currently working in BPC’s
six Research Groups. 
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 about their routines and activities.



New BPC student interns



  BRICS News Analysis



September 27th, 2011- BRICS AND THE CRISIS IN EUROPE

In September 22nd, at the eve of World Bank-IMF Annual Meeting in Washington, US, Finance ministers of the BRICS countries met at the sidelines of the G-20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy. The ministers addressed the World Economic Situation and discussed alternatives for the euro-zone crisis...
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 Incoming Events



October 6th, 2011- Capacity Workshop "Strategies and Research Sources on BRICS countries", at BPC.    

October 21th, 2011 - Workshop "BRICS Agenda for RIO+20: Brazilian perspectives", at BPC.

November 3rd-4th, 2011-  BRICS gathering  during  G-20 summit at Cannes, France.