Center for International Relations at FGV holds seminar in Athens on European Union and Latin America

Institutional
28 February 2013

The Center for International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas held, in Athens, the seminar Latin America and the European Union after the Santiago Summit in Chile and its implications for Greece, organized by CPDOC professor and new coordinator of the Center for International Relations of the Foundation, Elena Lazarou. The seminar is a partnership with the Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER), EU-LAC Foundation, Aragón Foundation for Research & Development, (ARAID) and the Research Unit on Global Governance and the U.S., and it took place on February 11. The event was an initiative of European Union and Latin America institutions in order to create a space for an honest discussion about the challenges that the two regions must face if they want to strengthen ties, says Elena. The meeting was attended by the Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister of Greece, the ambassadors of Mexico and Brazil in the country, the president of the Greek-Latin American Business Council, and other government officials and experts in Political Science, International Relations and Economics. At the event, Elena Lazarou talked about the impact of the Euro crisis on the Brazilian perception of regional integration. This theme is part of a larger project on Global Transformations that I am coordinating in the International Relations Center at FGV, added the professor. Elena Lazarou, who is Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, took over the coordination of the Center for International Relations in January this year. The center was created in 2009 within the School of Social Sciences/CPDOC. More information about the activities of FGV's Center for International Relations can be found here.