Volume 2, nº 9 - March/2012
  BPC receives Visiting Fellows from India, China and Russia, selected by its Fellowship Program

BRICS Policy Center / Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas BRICS received, between January and February 2012, three Visiting Fellows, selected by BPC’s Fellowship Program.
Dr. Ravni Thakur, from India, PhD in Chinese Studies by Leiden University, the Netherlands and Associated Professor of Delhi University; Dr. Alexandra Arkhangelskaya, from Russia, PhD in International Relations by Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and Dr. Zhiwei Zhou, from China, PhD in International Politics by the Institute of Latin American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.
The Visiting Fellows contributed in research activities in BPC’s Research Groups and they attended several BPC events, such as the Roundtable “BRICS’ Agendas for the New Delhi summit”, as well as colloquies open to public and restricted to BPC’s staff, when they presented issues of their expertise.
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From left: Dr. Ravni, Dr. Alexandra and Dr. Zhou

BPC announces its new Visiting Fellows from the  2nd Selective Process of BPC Fellowship Program:

1- Dr. Aparajita Biswas
Nationality: India
Institution: Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai, India

2- Dr. Lucy Corkin
Nationality: South Africa
Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Inscriptions for the Fellowship Program remain open.
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  "Sustainable Development and Social Agenda of the BRICS"
BRICS Policy Center’s  2nd International Seminar
In April 24th, 25th and 26th 2012, BRICS Policy Center will be organizing its second international seminar, devoted to the topic of “Sustainable Development and Social Agenda of the BRICS”.  The event, to be held at Rio de Janeiro, will in some ways serve as a preparatory event for the Rio+20 conference, scheduled for late June. It will bring together representatives from key categories of stakeholders, including government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, the private sector and the academy.

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  Other February events
Apart from the events featuring the Visiting Fellows of BPC, In February 8th the Roundtable “BRICS’ Agendas for the New Delhi Summit” (“As Agendas dos BRICS para a Cúpula de Nova Déli”) was held in Auditório Ruy Barreto (Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro). The event was jointly promoted by BRICS Policy Center and Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (Brazilian Center of International Relations – CEBRI).
The Roundtable comprised Ambassador Luis Augusto Castro Neves, President of the Curator’s Council of Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (Brazilian Center of International Relations – CEBRI); João Pontes Nogueira, Director of the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (Institute of International Relations – IRI) of PUC-Rio. BRICS Policy Center’s General Supervisor; Adriana Queiroz, Executive Coordinator of Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (Brazilian Center of International Relations – CEBRI) and BPC’s Visiting Fellows, Dr. Alexandra A. Arkhangelskaya from Russia, Dr. Ravni Thakur from India and Dr. Zhiwei Zhou from China. The event gathered specialists from Brazil, Russia, India, and China, to present and to debate the official positions of their respective countries in the next Summit of BRICS’ leaders, scheduled for March 29th in New Delhi, India.
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Prof. Bianca Freire-Medeiros (CPDOC-FGV) in her colloquium at BPC.

In February 16th, Dr. Bianca Freire-Medeiros, Professor of CPDOC-FGV, presented the colloquium “Governmentality and the mobilization of poverty - slums and townships as touristic destinations” ("Governamentalidade e mobilização da pobreza: favelas e townships como destinos turísticos"), at BRICS Policy Center’s library. Dr. Bianca, PhD on Theory and History of Art and Architecture (Binghamton University – SUNY) – who authored the book “Gringo na Laje: production, circulation and consumption of touristic slum” published by Routledge – commented on the inversion phenomenon in cities like Rio de Janeiro and Capetown (South Africa). Their slums, previously places to avoid, have become those cities’ major touristic attractions.
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Roundtable " BRICS’ Agendas for the New Delhi Summit".

  BRICS Policy Center attends Conference in India
Prof. Leane Cornet Naidin, Coordinator of BPC’s Research Group on Development, Trade, Finance and Investmentes, attended the Meeting of BRICS Economic Research Group, organized by the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), in India. The meeting was held in February 27th, at Mumtaj Hall, Hotel Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi. Issues debates at sessions included capital flows, global economy, infrastructure financing in emergent countries, coordination of monetary policies between BRICS’ Central Banks, economic recovery and perspectives in developed countries, impacts and risks that BRICS may face, challenges and future perspectives for BRICS nations.
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Professor Leane Cornet Naidin at Meeting of BRICS Economic Research, in India.
  Future Events
  April 02nd-04th, 2012 -
2nd Annual World Ports and Trade Summit

The event, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, represents a key opportunity for international business and for governmental leaders to exchange information and know more about global economy. BRICS Policy Center will be represented by Research Coordinator,
Dr. Fabiano Mielniczuk, in Session  3: The Revision of BRICS – an insight on the emerging role of BRICS  countries as trade generators.
  June 16th, 2012 – “Climate change in Brazil”
The event, related to Rio+20 agenda, will be held at BPC. It will present the first national report on climate change. More information soon in BPC’s. More information will be available soon in the website.
  PBC Publications
  In March, BPC will release its analysis related to the 4th BRICS Summit at New Delhi , India. Click here to read the initial analysis "From Yekaterimburg to New Delhi: advances and retreats in the building of BRICS’ Agenda"

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