Brazil in a Changing Global Order


An emerging power of the 21st Century

tirsdag 18. januar 2011, kl. 09:00

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Utenriksdepartementet i samarbeid med NOREF

Inngang: Gratis

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre (Noref) cordially invite you to a seminar on Brazil, an emerging power and a new key player in international relations; its aspirations, opportunities and challenges. The Norwegian Government is currently preparing its Brazil strategy, with the aim to consolidate and further enhance an already excellent relationship. The strategy, to be launched in March, will address areas such as economic relations, business and the private sector, climate and the environment, research and culture, as well international political issues.

This seminar is part of an inclusive process leading up to this strategy. Different dimensions of Brazil’s foreign policy will be explored: regional and international cooperation, Brazil’s role in the established multilateral system and in fora such as the G20, the relationship with other emerging powers, and, of course, its relationship with Norway.

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Draft programme:

8.45 Doors open
9.00-9.10 Welcome
9.10-9.30 Introductory statement: Espen Barth Eide, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
9.30 -10.00 Brazil in the new century. Domestic dynamics and international projection, by Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.00 Discussion
11.00-12.00 Alliances and relationships in the region and beyond, by Monica Hirst, Professor of International Relations, University Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires. Discussion.
12.00-12.45 Lunch
12.45-13.45 Global governance and the multilateral system, by Alcides Costa Vaz, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia. Discussion.
13.45-14.30 Concluding debate: Brazil in the new global order, with Jan Egeland (Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Kristian Berg Harpviken (Director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo), Paulo Sotero, Monica Hirst and Alcides Costa Vaz.