FGV carries out world meeting of G20 think tanks at the University of Pennsylvania

06 June 2012

The Getulio Vargas Foundation, in a partnership with the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) and the University of Pennsylvania, carried out in June 3-5 the ?G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit?. The event gathered some of the most important think tanks of world foreign policy with the purpose to discuss the challenges faced by developing countries and emerging powers, apart from their roles and respective think tanks in the new global order.

FGV's president, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, Social Sciences and History School's  (CPDOC) director, Celso Castro, the directors of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Law Schools (DIREITO GV and DIREITO RIO) Oscar Vilhena and Joaquim Falcão, the vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Marlos Lima, the coordinator of the International Relations Center headquartered at the CPDOC, Matias Spektor, CPDOC's coordinator in São Paulo, Oliver Stuenkel, and the professors Elena Lazarou (CPDOC) and Renato Flôres ( The Graduate School of Economics - EPGE) attended the meeting, along with representatives from institutions such as Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, Rand Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, CIPPEC, Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), Carnegie Middle East Center , Center for Policy Research , as well as diplomats like the Brazilian Ambassador in the United States, Mauro Vieira.

The summit panels approached the main challenges of the 21st century foreign policy as well as the relations with policy makers, the activity limitations of think tanks, independent researches, preparation of agendas, influence sources, international relations and innovation.

The ?G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit? took place at the University of Pennsylvania facilities.

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