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King's Brazil Institute Recognised at British Brazilian Awards

Posted on 31/05/2017
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A week-long series of events entitled ‘Think Brazil’ culminated in King's College London receiving a prestigious award in recognition of successful cooperation with Brazil. Presented by the UK Department for International Trade and the Brazilian Chambers of Commerce; the award recognizes the outstanding work of King’s Brazil Institute. ‘Think Brazil’ which included the UK-Brazil Conversa hosted at King’s aimed to connect shared agendas of the Brazilian and British governments, academia and business across both the public and private sectors.

Since 2010, the Brazil Institute has been a focal point for King’s engagement with Brazil as part of a cluster of Global Institutes within the School of Global Affairs. The institute is dedicated to furthering the King's connections in Brazil through scholarship, research and policy solutions of relevance to one of the world's most dynamic and complex countries. The Institute has pioneered the study of contemporary Brazil as a concentrated subject area for the last 7 years and this award is recognition of the ongoing dedication to work with Brazil.

Professor Anthony Pereira, Director of the King’s Brazil Institute said ‘The staff of the Brazil Institute, including all of its affiliated academics, are delighted by this award. The award is very gratifying, and represents recognition of our work with various partners including the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce of Great Britain, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Canning House, the Brazilian Embassy in London, and various institutions in Brazil including the Alexandre Gusmao Foundation and the Rio Branco Institute (both part of Brazil´s Foreign Ministry), the Institute of International Relations at the University of Sao Paulo, and many others. We are also very grateful that Professor Funmi Olonisakin, our Vice-Principal International, could be at the ceremony to accept the award on our behalf.’

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