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28 October 2020

King's Brazil Institute announced as External Observer for REBRAPAZ

The King's Brazil Institute is to be an External Observer of the Brazilian Research Network on Peace Operations (REBRAPAZ) and its Director, Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, was nominated as Associate Expert for the network.


The announcement was made following a meeting of the Executive Committee of REBRAPAZ on 21 October 2020.

REBRAPAZ was launched in Brasília in November 2016. Its mission is to expand, deepen and qualify the debate on peace operations in Brazil, guided by the values of ethics, collaboration, plurality and quality. To fulfill its mission, the network’s partners produce relevant knowledge on peace operations through qualified debates and research. Its activities are organized into working groups on the protection of civilians and use of force; capacity and performance; and women, peace and security.

This is an unprecedented initiative in Brazil through its integration of public and private institutions as well as civil and military, working together with teaching and research on peace operations. Since its foundation, REBRAPAZ partners have co-organised more than 20 events, and launched - in co-authorship - more than 50 publications. The Brazil Institute is now part of this initiative involving 14 institutions.

“This partnership demonstrates that the research conducted at KBI in the field of Peace Operations has a significant impact for Brazil”, said Dr Vinicius De Carvalho.

My ongoing research in Brazilian participation in Peacekeeping Operations has benefited a lot from the work done by members of REBRAPAZ. It is a great honour to become an Associate Expert to this Research Network and I hope to contribute to the mission of the group with my research and expertise.

Dr Vinicius De Carvalho

Dr Eduarda Hamann, REBRAPAZ Coordinator, said:

“As part of REBRAPAZ, KBI will directly interact with more than 50 professionals from 14 renowned institutions and will have the potential to reach not only high-level civil and military authorities, but also to influence thousands of graduate and undergraduate students from our partnering universities.

We are looking forward to the positive impact our future collaborators will have in current and new research projects, as well as in our ability to produce knowledge on UN peacekeeping, and to the widely disseminate our results.”

Read more about REBRAPAZ's work on their website.

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Vinicius  de Carvalho

Reader in Brazilian and Latin American Studies