Experts discuss Brazil’s nuclear policy in Washington
Social Sciences
30 November 2017

Experts discuss Brazil’s nuclear policy in Washington

The Coordinator of FGV’s Center for International Relations, professor Matias Spektor, participated in the roundtable titled ‘Brazil’s Nuclear Program: Perceptions and Realities’, at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (USA).

Why has Brazil never built a nuclear bomb? What are the international ramifications of Brazil’s nuclear submarine program? To answer these questions, the Coordinator of FGV’s Center for International Relations, professor Matias Spektor, participated in the roundtable titled ‘Brazil’s Nuclear Program: Perceptions and Realities’, on November 15, at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (USA).

The basis for discussion was a special issue of the scientific journal ‘The Nonproliferation Review,’ in which professor Spektor published his paper ‘The evolution of Brazil’s nuclear intentions.’ The discussion included scholars, scientists, and decision-makers from the United States government.

The event was mediated by Joshua Pollack, editor of the journal and senior associate researcher of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and also included a presentation by Togzhan Kassenova, specialist from the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The Center for International Relations is based at FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC).

The presentation and debate are available on YouTube.