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ANCLAS book launch, Brazil in the World: The International Relations of a South American Giant

Book launch presented by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS)

Tuesday 20 June, 4:00pm

Launched by

Dr John Minns

Author

Dr Sean W Burges

Location
L.J. Hume Centre, Copland Building (24)
1st Floor, Room 1171
Corner of Childers Street and University Avenue, ANU

 

Burges argues that Brazil is pursuing a foreign policy agenda designed to challenge and transform, but not overturn existing patterns of global structural power. This is distinct from the pursuit of relative power in that it concentrates on opening space to pursue policies suited to Brazilian priorities such as national social and economic development. A series of issue areas – multilateralism, trade, and security – are examined as well as the pattern of bilateral relations in South America, the Global South and with China and the USA to trace how Brazil formulates its transformative foreign policy agenda and works to implement it regionally and globally. Through this examination the book highlights that mainstream approaches to international relations miss the nuance of what emerging market countries such as Brazil are trying to accomplish. The analysis also highlights the extent to which foreign policy making in Brazil is changing as a field of public policy and the degree to which sustained political attention is necessary for a dynamic and innovative international engagement approach. Specific focus is given to tracing how and why Brazil has moved onto the global stage, leverage its regional predominance in South America into a global leadership role and bridge between the North and South in international affairs.

The launch will be followed by light food and beverages. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

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ANCLAS Deputy Director, Dr Sean W Burges published in Aljazeera

ANCLAS Deputy Director, Dr Sean W Burges assesses Trump’s foreign policy style for Aljazeera.com

Read more here: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/02/donald-trump-presidential-diplomacy-deal-170222092907894.html

 

 

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Book launch

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“Brazil in the World: The international relations of a South American giant”

by Sean W. Burges

 Itamaraty Palace (Brazilian Foreign Ministry), Brasília on Nov 14 at 16:00

Dr Burges will launch his new book on Brazilian Foreign Policy during the 2000s, “Brazil in the World: The international relations of a South American giant”, on November 14th at 16:00, room D, Itamaraty Palace (Brazilian Foreign Ministry), Brasília.

This book launch is proudly presented by the President of Funag, Ambassador Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima and by the Director of Institute of Research in International Relations (IPRI), Ambassador Paulo Roberto de Almeida.

As an acclaimed specialist in Brazilian Foreign Policy, he is author of “Brazilian Foreign Policy After the Cold War” (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009) and has just published “Brazil in the World: The international relations of a South American giant” (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016).

Sean Burges is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University (ANU) and Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), ANU.

http://diplomatizzando.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/brazil-in-world-um-livro-de-sean-burges_25.html

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For my Friends, Anything: Temer’s Presidential Dilemma in Brazil

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By Dr. Sean Burges, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

http://www.coha.org/for-my-friends-anything-temers-presidential-dilemma-in-brazil/

To download a PDF version of this article, click here.

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ANCLAS academics comment on the current political climate in Brazil

The political crisis in Brazil involving President Dilma Rousseff is attracting worldwide attention. SPIR academics have been active in the media commenting on the developing story. See their contributions below.

This page will be regularly updated with new interviews as they come to hand.

Dr Sean Burges
Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies

 

Dr Tracy Fenwick
Senior Associate, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies

Dr Fabrício H. Chagas Bastos
Lecturer, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies

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“And They all Came Tumbling Down: Brazil’s Spiralling Political Corruption Scandal”

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On March 12,  ANCLAS Deputy Director Dr Sean Burges and ANCLAS Associate Dr Fabrício H. Chagas Bastos published “And They all Came Tumbling Down: Brazil’s Spiralling Political Corruption Scandal” in the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Following tense protests on 13 March, Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula was named current President Dilma Rousseff’s chief of staff, potentially giving him immunity against  corruption allegations. This story took another twist when Lula’s appointment was suspended by Judge Itagiba Catta Preta Neto.

You can read the full article here: http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/and-they-all-came-tumbling-down-brazils-spiralling-political-corruption-scandal/

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ANCLAS book launch

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Avoiding Governors:
Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina

Book launch co-hosted by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) and the Australian Centre for Federalism (ACF)

We are pleased to announce that the book will be launched by Dr Mariana Llanos, ANCLAS visiting fellow.

Date & time

4–5pm 10 March 2016

Location

ANU Centre for European Studies, The Nye Hughes Room – 67C Liversidge Street, ANU

With the goal of showing the effect of domestic factors on the performance of poverty alleviation strategies in Latin America, Tracy Beck Fenwick explores the origins and rise of conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) in the region, and then traces the politics and evolution of specific programs in Brazil and Argentina.

About the author

Tracy Beck Fenwick is a lecturer in the School of Politics in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, and she is the Director, of the Australian Centre for Federalism (SPIR). She was previously a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies at ANU, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her doctorate specializing in Comparative Politics at the University of Oxford, U.K. in 2009 (St. Anthony’s College). She holds a M.A. in Comparative Politics (Developed) and a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Economics from McGill University, Canada.

Dr Mariana Llanos is a Lead Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany. Her research focuses on comparative political institutions in Latin America, particularly, on the countries of the Southern Cone. She has published numerous articles on legislative, judicial, and presidential politics.

The launch will be followed by light food and beverages.

For catering purposes only please RSVP at Eventbrite by COB Monday 7th March.

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