Volume 2, nº 7 - January/2012
  BPC Fellows Program | Call for projects 2012

Dear colleagues,

The BRICS Policy Center (BPC) is pleased to announce the BPC Fellows Program 2012, which aims to bring scholars and researchers from Russia, India, China, and South Africa to our think tank to Rio de Janeiro to collaborate on topics related to the BRICS countries. 
More details vailable here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information. We would also be grateful if you could forward this Call for Applications to anyone who might be qualified and interested in becoming a Fellow at the BPC.


Adriana Erthal Abdenur
General Coordinator
BRICS Policy Center
Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil

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  BRICS Policy Center | First Year
BRICS Policy Center, a joint initiative of the Municipal City of Rio de Janeiro and the Institute of International Relations (IRI) of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), celebrates its first year of activities as the only think tank in the world exclusively dedicated to the study of BRICS countries, and as one of the very few Brazilian think tanks dedicated to the study of international relations and socioeconomic development. BPC’s six Research Groups and Coordination have been engaged in several activities in Brazil and abroad, related to the study and research on BRICS – approached as group and through comparative analyses. A relevant part of those activities took place in Affonso Arinos’ House, reformed and inaugurated as BPC’s headquarters in December 10th 2010. Read more about BPC and its first year's activities.

BPC first year!
  First BPC Fellow presents conference on Brazil and South Africa at Affonso Arinos’ house
In December 14th, BRICS Policy Center held the colloquium “A comparative and critical analysis of Brazilian and South African efforts to put human rights first in their international engagements", featuring Professor Dr. Narnia Bohler-Muller (AISA), first Fellow of BPC’s Fellowship program.
In her presentation, Dr. Bohler-Muller approached common issues for Brazil and South Africa, including their plight for a permanent seat at the United Nations’ Security Council (currently they are featured as non-permanent members); the reform of global governance mechanisms; Brazil and South Africa’s cooperation in IBSA and BRICS.
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Dr. Narnia Bohler-Muller, first fellow at BPC.
  BPC delegation in China
Between December 2nd and 10th 2011, BRICS Policy Center sent a 10 member delegation to China. BPC was invited by the Chinese government, in order to strengthen relations and to improve research activities on China.
In Beijing, BPC delegation was welcomed by China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS), where it took part in debates and events with Chinese authorities. After visiting historical Beijing sites, the delegation went to the province of Guizhou, considered the Chinese region with the smallest GDP. In Guizhou BPC delegation visited a local program for fighting poverty, a partnership between the central government and the province
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BPC delegation in China.

  External Events
  November 29th, 2011
Professor João Pontes Nogueira, BRICS Policy Center’s General Supervisor, took part in the panel “Friends or Strangers? The BRIC States and the New Coordinates of Globalization”, promoted by Körber-Stiftung Foundation, in Berlin, Germany. 
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  BPC News Analysis
  BRICS at COP17 

In December 21st, BRICS Policy Center published a new News Analysis. Entitled “BRICS at COP17” (“Os BRICS na COP17”), the document is co-authored by  BPC Staff and Professora Dra. Narnia Bohler-Muller (AISA), first Fellow Researcher from BPC Fellowship Program. The News Analysis adopts, as a starting point, 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol., both held in Durban, South Africa.
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