International Festival promotes scientific dissemination
Social Sciences
15 May 2018

International Festival promotes scientific dissemination

FGV researchers will join other professionals from 56 Brazilian cities in the Pint of Science – one of the world’s largest scientific dissemination events.

Researchers from FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP), Rafael Alcadipani and Marco Antonio Carvalho Teixeira, will join other professionals from 56 Brazilian cities in the Pint of Science – one of the world’s largest scientific dissemination events. The event began on May 14 and takes place simultaneously in 20 other countries until May 16. According to organizers, 50,000 people from all over the country are expected to participate in Brazil alone.

The goal of the Pint of Science is to bring scientists closer to society, as stated by the national coordinator of the festival in the country, Natalia Pasternak Taschner: “People want to know; they have a thirst for science; and scientists want to talk”. The researchers will talk to the public in a laid-back atmosphere, in bars and restaurants. The informal tone promotes interaction and there are no certificates or registration. In the city of Sao Paulo, the festival will take place in 12 bars with free admission and the public pays only what is consumed in the establishments hosting the event.

A professor at EAESP, member of the Brazilian Public Safety Forum, and visiting fellow at the Crime & Security Research Institute of Cardiff University, Rafael Alcadipani conducts academic research on police organizations and talks to the public on May 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Japan Tower, discussing the Dilemmas of Public Safety in Brazil.

The political scientist Marco Antonio Carvalho Teixeira, professor in the Public Management department at EAESP, commentator at CBN radio, and contributor to newspapers such as Folha de Sao Paulo and Estado de Sao Paulo, introduces the public to the issue of Political Conjuncture, Corruption, Controls and Democracy. The chat will take place on May 16, at 7:30 p.m., also at the Japan Tower, in Sao Paulo.

Success formula – Initially held in Brazil in 2015, brought over from England by the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences (ICMC) of USP, in Sao Carlos, the Pint of Science event grows every year. After leaping from 22 cities in 2017 to 50 this year, the event will cover all areas of the country for the first time. 

The full schedule is available on the website.