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The October 2018 elections and beyond: the challenges ahead for Brazil

Muirhead Tower Hospitality Suite
International, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Monday 5th March 2018 (13:00-15:00)
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For more information please contact Matt Clulee, International Projects Officer.  Tel: +44 (0)121 4145323

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Brazil Promo Christ Redeemer

 Join us for a fascinating exploration of the Brazilian political, cultural, and economic landscapes which will of course be heavily framed and shaped by the 2018 elections. A panel of distinguished academic experts will guide us through this and offer thoughts on the coming months and years ahead for Brazil, examining the roots of the recent crisis including how Brazil has begun to escape this, state-society relations and patrimonial state following Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, violence and public security, and the challenges which will need to be overcome if the country is to embark on a path of sustained, inclusive growth. 

Please register for this event as refreshments will be provided. 


Dr Marco Vieira

Dr. Vieira joined POLSIS in January 2010 having previously taught international relations at LSE, King’s College and SOAS. His research focuses on the rising influence and identity of ‘Southern powers’, specially South Africa, India and Brazil. He is particularly interested in their growing impact on global governance and politics through new models of South-South political cooperation. Dr. Vieira is also interested, and has contributed to, theoretical debates on ontological security in International Relations theory. He has published various peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognised academic journals, such as Review of International StudiesForeign Policy AnalysisInternational Studies ReviewEnvironmental PoliticsGlobal GovernanceGlobal Society, among others. He is the co-author of the book 'The South in World Politics' (with Chris Alden and Sally Morphet).

Professor Edmund Amman, Leiden University

Edmund Amann is Professor of Brazilian Studies at Leiden University and Visiting Professorial Lecturer at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Previously he was Reader in Development Economics in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies. His research centres on regulation, innovation and foreign direct investment in a developing country context. Much of his work focuses on the experiences of Latin America, especially Brazil. He has published in a wide range of development and economics journals including World Development and Oxford Development Studies. In addition, he has acted as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and was author of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Brazil Country Report. He is Co-Editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Brazilian Economy (forthcoming).

Dr Vinicius Carvalho , Kings College London Brazil Institute

Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho received his Ph.D. degree at Passau University, Germany, in 2006 (major in Romance Literature; minors in Latin America Culture and Fundamental Theology). His dissertation was about the relationship between literature and religion in the work of the Brazilian modernist poet Mario Quintana. He graduated from the University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, in 1997, with a BA in Letras and in 2001 obtained an MA in Religious Studies at the same university. He is also educated in Music and Musicology. Within this field he has publications, and he also performs as a professional conductor .

From 2008 to 2014 Carvalho coordinated the Brazilian Studies programme at Aarhus University (AU), in Denmark. Prior to this post, he was assistant professor at Passau University, while studying for his Ph.D. , and also taught at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil. From 2007 to 2008 Carvalho was Lieutenant in the Brazilian Army, serving in the Military Technical Corps. During military service, Carvalho also developed projects in Brazilian Military History and Military Music. At AU , he redefined the BA and MA programmes, updating and expanding these, under a new concept of Brazilian Studies. At AU he taught Brazilian Literature, Culture, History, and developed several extra-curricular activities. He was also engaged in interdisciplinary teaching activities in areas such as Social Science, Political Science, Anthropology, Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies. Furthermore, he was director of the Latin American Centre at AU, from January 2012 to 2014.

Carvalho has a broad interest within the field of Brazilian Studies. His plural academic background and personal trajectory have provided him with a wideunderstanding of Brazil from diverse fields , such as Literature, Culture, History, Religion, Society, Defence, and Politics.

He is the Chief Editor of Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies, a new peer-reviewed academic journal, which has received a wide international interest and is rapidly establishing itself as an important academic platform within the field. The journal is interdisciplinary in scope, addressing diverse subjects within Brazilian Studies.

Carvalho joined the King's Brazil Institute in September 2014.



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