FGV attends Conference on world order in India
On January 5-14, the director of the International Intelligence Unit (NPII), professor Renato Flôres, went on an official visit to India to rekindle and form new relationships with several local organizations and entities. The professor also had productive conversations with the new Brazilian ambassador in Delhi, discussing some very interesting projects to be developed, which could also involve other areas of FGV.
The professor’s trip was funded by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a think tank that has long been a partner of the NPII. On January 7, Flôres attended the Indian Think Tank Meeting, coordinated by the ORF and the Pennsylvania initiative on think tank ranking, led by James McGann, who also attended the seminar.
On January 8-10, the professor was an official debater during the Raisina Dialogue 2019 - A World Reorder: New Geometries, Fluid Partnerships and Uncertain Outcomes. The Raisina Dialogue is the official annual event, under the aegis of the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, opened by the Prime Minister himself, gathering global leaders in the fields of politics, security, business, media and civil society in New Delhi. The conference discusses the most challenging issues currently faced by the global community and is regarded as the country’s most important event in this area. The event has recently gained even more relevance by offering the opportunity of comparing India’s view with that of another Asian giant: China.
The Dialogue is curated by the ORF, structured in a way as to allow multisector debate involving several different stakeholders, including Heads of State, ministers and public authorities, as well as key representatives of the private sector, the press, and academia. The event starts with panels held during the mornings, followed by extensive debates stretching throughout the day until a final coffee and reflections session. In line with India’s traditional openness and neutrality, this year’s edition featured both the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran.
Professor Flôres was one of the panelists in “FTAs: Taking the Pulse of Globalisation”, and moderated the roundtable titled “The Swing Continent: What is South America's Place in the World Re-order?”.
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