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Brazil: News and Perspectives


DURATION: 12 hours

PERIOD/ DATE:  March 23rd,  April 06th and 20th of 2018


SCHEDULE: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Non-Faapers: 4 installments of  R$ 149,00
FAAP students, former students, FAAP employees and Professors: 4 installments of R$ 134,10

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CAMPUS: Brasília

To analyze the history, current events and the perspectives of the Brazilian Economy, Politics and International Relations

Civil servants, diplomats and individuals interested in the field of international relations.

Professional connection to ​​international relations and diplomacy, either in embassies, consulates or in the international area of ​​the federal government.

Fluency in the English Language.

Presentation of the materials in slides and class discussion.


Module I: Construction of the Brazilian Identity and Brazilian Foreign Policy in Evolution (Rubens Ricupero)
The Brazil Colony and Empire and the Construction of the National Identity
The Question of Slavery in the Formation of the Brazilian People
The Construction of the Brazilian State
Main Challenges Imposed by the Federal Constitution of 1988
History of Brazilian Diplomacy
Formation of Brazilian Foreign Policy
The Construction of the Image of Brazil in the 21st Century
Future Challenges and Regional Leadership
The Global Performance of Brazil

Module II - Brazilian Political System (Marcus Vinicius De Freitas)

Historical Analysis of the Brazilian Party System
Parliamentary Tradition: From the Empire to the Republic
Organization of the Brazilian State
Political Parties and the 1988 Constitution
Government Instability and Institutional Resilience
Implications of Investigative Processes: Car Wash Disruption News
Political Reform: Needs and Realities
Challenges of Brazilian Policy in the 21st Century
The 2018 Election Scenario

Module III: Brazilian Economy: Challenges and Perspectives (Marcus Vinicius De Freitas)

History of the Brazilian Economy
The Great Brazilian Economic Cycles
Inflation and Its impact on the Brazilian Mind
The Real Plan and the Construction of Stability
Competitiveness and Productivity
Tax Reform and Resource Distribution
The current challenges of Brazil's Economic Integration in the World


Professor Marcus Vinícius de Freitas
Professor of Law and International Relations, LL.B. from the University of São Paulo, and LL.M. (Cornell University) and an M.A. in Economics and International Relations (SAIS, Johns Hopkins University). Senior Non-Resident Fellow of OCP Policy Center in Rabat, Morocco, and Visiting Fellow of Practice at Blavatnik School Government of Oxford University (UK). Organization of American States (OAS) Fellow

Ambassador Rubens Ricupero
Currently Dean of Institutional Relations at Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP), São Paulo, Brazil, and Rubens Ricupero was, between 1995 and 2004, the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva. In 1994, he had been Minister of Finance of Brazil (1994), where he supervised the preparation and launching of the new currency, the real. In 1993-94, Ricupero was Brazil’s Minister of the Environment and Amazonian Affairs. During the UN Conference on Environment and Development, in Rio de Janeiro (1992), he was the Chairman of the Negotiation Group on Finance. Associated for several decades with international trade negotiations, he acted as the chief Brazilian negotiator for most of the duration of the Uruguay Round of the GATT (1987-1991). During that period, he occupied the posts of Chairman of the GATT Development Committee (1989), Chairman of the GATT Council of Representatives (1990), Chairman of the GATT Contracting Parties (1991), Coordinator and spokesperson for the Informal Group of Developing Countries in the GATT (1988-1992). As a career diplomat, he reached the post of Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, at the Ministry of Foreign Relations and he represented Brazil as Ambassador at the GATT and the United Nations Organization, Geneva (1987-1991), Ambassador to the United States of America (1991-1993) and Ambassador to Italy (1995). Born in March 1st, 1937 in São Paulo, where he studied Law at the University of São Paulo, he became  Professor of Theory of International Relations at the University of Brasilia and of History of Brazilian Diplomatic Relations at the Rio Branco Institute, the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy. He published several books and articles on the history of Brazilian diplomacy, international trade, development issues and international relations.