Brazil

Scholarly Publications

Aspirational Power: Brazil on the long road to global influence

November 2016

Aspirational Power examines Brazil as an emerging power.

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

December 2011

From Oxford University Press: There is a broad consensus among scholars that the idea of human rights was a product of the Enlightenment but that a self-conscious and broad-based human rights...

Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness

December 2007

These days, it's rare to pick up a newspaper and not see a story related to intelligence.

News

Testing the limits of China and Brazil’s partnership

July 2020

During the periods when it sought international autonomy, Brazil has found in China an attractive partner in criticizing the liberal international order fostered by the United States in the wake of...

FSI Implementation Lab puts focus on international policy in practice

March 2014

FSI's new International Policy Implementation Lab will support a project led by CISAC political scientist Scott Sagan that uses online polling to better gauge the public’s tolerance for the use of...

Zegart joins scholars at NSA for rare briefing on spy agency's woes

September 2013

CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart joins other intelligence scholars for a rare briefing with high-ranking NSA officials to discuss the spy agency's policies and plummeting public trust.

Events

Killing in the Slums: Social Order, Criminal Governance, and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro

December 6, 2018

Abstract: State interventions against drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) sometimes work to improve security, but often exacerbate violence.

Parallel power play: building nuclear cooperation in Argentina and Brazil

December 19, 2017

Abstract: In the fifty years following World War II, Argentina and Brazil constructed advanced nuclear energy programs that far outpaced those of other countries in Latin America.

Aspirational Power: Brazil and the International Order

December 16, 2016

Abstract: What do emerging powers want from the international order? Are their intentions generally benign or potentially harmful to global order?

People

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