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Harvard announces research funding opportunities for Brazil

The Harvard University Lemann Brazil Research Fund available to Harvard faculty is intended to foster collaboration between scholars and to support research projects focused on current issues facing Brazil, including the COVID-19 pandemic.  Lemann Brazil Research Fund Request for Proposals (deadline: Jan 25, 2021) Harvard faculty should also be aware of upcoming DRCLAS funding opportunities:DRCLAS Brazil Research Grants (deadline: Feb 10, 2021)DRCLAS Brazil Events-Based Grants (deadline: Feb 10,Continue reading “Harvard announces research funding opportunities for Brazil”

European academic revue launches issue about regulation and competition in Brazil

During most part of the 20th century the Brazilian State has been a drive of economic development, specially in capital intensive sectors such as energy, telecom and mining. But in the 1990s, states around the world virtually broke forcing policies into liberal mode. Brazil was no exception. The new recipe included creating regulatory agencies sectorContinue reading “European academic revue launches issue about regulation and competition in Brazil”

Looking for Brazilian technology start-ups

Good news for Brazilian start-ups interested in expanding abroad with scalable solutions. In a partnership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Apex-Brasil, 7 Brazilian startups will be selected to participate in some of the world’s major technology events in the cities of Dubai, Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon and the Viva Technology 2020, Europes largest technologyContinue reading “Looking for Brazilian technology start-ups”

Discussing Entrepreneurship, regulation and economic development at the Brazilianists congress in Paris

At the beginning of the 21st century, Brazil rises as one of the emerging countries with rapid economic development. This phenomenon coincides with the intensification of globalization and is not limited to purely economic aspects, but includes social and political implications. This is the subject of a panel I am honoured to coordinate at theContinue reading “Discussing Entrepreneurship, regulation and economic development at the Brazilianists congress in Paris”

The internationalisation of Vale in some slides

My recent presentation about the history of Vale is available online.  It is a summary of some points of my PhD dissertation about Vale and how it became a leading mining company. It was presented on January 31rst at the Economic History Seminar, Maison de la Recherche, Sorbonne University.  The dissertation summary: The internationalisation of companiesContinue reading “The internationalisation of Vale in some slides”

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Robert (Bob) Kennedy at the Catholic (Jesuit) University of Rio de Janeiro

http://nucleodememoria.vrac.puc-rio.br/pessoas/robert-bob-kennedy I’ve posted the pictures of Robert (Bob) Kennedy in his appearance at the Catholic Jesuit University (PUC-Rio.Br) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was suggested to me by a friend and diplomat, Kevin, at the local US Consulate. He also directed me to a useful MOOC, americanenglish.state.gov, which I aspire to use as aContinue reading “Robert (Bob) Kennedy at the Catholic (Jesuit) University of Rio de Janeiro”

Bolsonaro in covid?

The economist covers president Bolsonaro. I am interested for feedback?   https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2020/04/11/jair-bolsonaro-isolates-himself-in-the-wrong-way   Bello Jair Bolsonaro isolates himself, in the wrong way The Brazilian president’s reckless handling of covid-19 will come back to haunt him The AmericasApr 11th 2020 edition Apr 11th 2020 Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19Continue reading “Bolsonaro in covid?”

The contradictions of Brazil’s foreign policy

  This piece from the economist caught my eye… “The values Rio Branco espoused—peace, moderation, trust in international law, non-intervention and what would now be called the pursuit of soft power—became integral to Brazil’s idea of itself, Mr Ricupero argues. And Itamaraty, as the foreign ministry is known (from the palace in Rio de JaneiroContinue reading “The contradictions of Brazil’s foreign policy”