GRADUATE THESES DATABASE
FUNAG and IPRI announce the new website of the Graduate Theses Database. As of July 2016, the database comprises a list of more than 3,000 Graduate theses in International Relations and related areas defended in Brazil. The database was elaborated in Portuguese and is available in this link.
RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS EM PAUTA
The Ambassador Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima, talks about FUNAG’s and its bodies’ activities, books, and the importance of the knowledge of the Brazilian diplomatic history and memory.
Ambassador Moreira Lima received a visit from the Vice-Dean pro tempore of the Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Professor Nielsen de Paula Pires. At the meeting, they discussed different aspects of mutual cooperation under the memorandum of understanding for academic cooperation between the two institutions, signed in December 2015.
The Professor of the University of Sussex met with the President of FUNAG and other diplomats for a discussion on general topics of international politics, including Brexit.
"A certain idea of Brazil"
FUNAG held, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Brasilia, from 1 to 3 June, a seminar that marked the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Itamaraty Palace.
The Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation has published, in the “Curso de Altos Estudos” Collection, the thesis “Instituto de Cultura como instrumento de diplomacia”, written by diplomat Acir Pimenta Madeira Filho. The thesis defends, based on case studies from a series of countries, (France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Japan, Spain, Portugal, and China) the creation and adoption of a model of cultural institute, as a platform of permanent international action, capable of solidifying a dynamic and current portrait of the country in cultural terms, and with the aim of overcoming the stereotypes linked to our image abroad.