Upcoming Events at AILASA

MAR 15

“What to expect from Brazil’s increasing role in world affairs?”

“What to expect from Brazil’s increasing role in world affairs?”

Public lecture

Professor Carlos Pio

Thursday 15 March 6:30pm Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), ANU

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Brazil is on the cover of most foreign affairs newspapers as an emerging player in global affairs. From regional governance and trade negotiations (Mercosur, Unasur, Haiti) to multilateral agreements (Doha, G20) and even deeply rooted world conflicts (Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Israel-Palestine conflict), Brazil’s power ambitions are grand and apparently unstoppable. But what are the principles on which Brazilian diplomacy is based and which it wants to represent in the global chessboard? Can Brazil be trusted, admired or envied by similarly ambitious rivals and does it represent a legitimate and all-encompassing view from the developing South in world affairs?


Professor Carlos Pio is a Professor of International Political Economy at the Universidad de Brasilia, Brazil. He earned his Doctorate at Rio de Janeiro’s Social Sciences Institute (IUPERJ) and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (1996-8). In 2009-10, Professor Pio visited the University of Oxford’s Latin American Centre where he taught International Relations of Latin America. Professor Pio is a regular commentator on the political economy of macroeconomic policies and market reforms for the Brazilian as well as international media.

The lecture is followed by refreshments.  Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.



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