Yale conference debates Brazil’s contribution in studies on sustainable development
FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio), in partnership with the Brazilian Department of Education, UNESCO and Yale University, held a conference titled “Brazilian Studies in the United States: The Road Ahead” last week at Yale. The President of FGV, professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, joined the opening and closing ceremonies of the event, which gathered scholars from U.S. universities who hold Brazil as one of their current fields of research.
Discussions sought to shed some light onto the potential and future of Brazilian studies in U.S. universities, and their contribution to generate knowledge related to the country’s sustainable development. The event also promoted networking among students, researchers and institutions. The conference was attended by representatives from major U.S. universities such as Yale, Harvard, University of Chicago, Brown, and Stanford, among others.
The Dean of Direito Rio, professor Sérgio Guerra, joined the panel on Law and Politics, which proposed the following question: “How can the foreign perspective of U.S. academia help develop research on Brazilian policies and institutions in both countries?”.
The professor weaved a comparative analysis of the Regulation challenges, underlining new technologies that have a huge impact on the future of regulation worldwide. Along with the Dean, Direito Rio professor Daniel Vargas also mediated the panel.
According to Vargas, the conference was a great opportunity to share experiences and promote mutual learning. “This event is a gateway for FGV to join the global debate, analyzing obstacles and opportunities within Brazil’s challenges through a broader, global view”, he said.
FGV was also represented by the director of the Department of Public Policy Analysis (DAPP), professor Marco Aurélio Ruedige, the director of the Applied Research and Knowledge Network, professor Goret Pereira Paulo, and professor Eduardo Jordão (Direito Rio).