FGV promotes debate on challenges and opportunities in the Atlantic region

Fundação Getulio Vargas, with the support from the European Commission, will hold the conference "Brazil and the Atlantic Future: Challenges and Opportunities” next Monday, November 16, at 9 am. The event aims to discuss with experts on the issue, the role of Brazil in shaping the future of the Atlantic in the public and private spheres. The president of FGV, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, the general director of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Jordi Bacaria, and the General Director of FGV’s International Intelligence Unit (NPII), Renato Galvão Flôres Junior, will attend the opening ceremony.

The conference, organized by FGV’s NPII and EPGE - Brazilian School of Economics and Finance, will present the results of a three years research, exploring essential trends in the Atlantic basin. The event aims to show how changes in economic, institutional, security, energetic and environmental relations are transforming the entire Atlantic region and creating new opportunities and challenges for Brazil. The Jean Monnet Chair of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio) also has this event included among its activities.

The first part of the conference is reserved for representatives from Johns Hopkins University (USA) and CIBOB (Spain) to give a presentation on the international perspectives about the development of the Atlantic. The second half of the event will discuss the future of the region and the possible opportunities that this could represent for Brazil. This debate will feature projections made by Brazilian experts in the security, economic, energetic and environmental resources sectors and from institutional and political areas.

Ambassador Celso Amorim, former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2003-2011) and Defense (2011-2015) will close the event.

Those interested in attending the conference should register on the website (in portuguese).


Wednesday, November 11, 2015