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King's Brazil Week 2021: Annual series of events to showcase Brazil-focused research across the college

The week-long celebration will feature discussions on a diverse range of topics, including politics, culture, economics, and science.

Brazil week 2021

This year’s Brazil Week, an annual event series organised by the King's Brazil Institute, will be led by the Institute’s new Director Dr Vinicius De Carvalho. Although the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates an all-online programme, Dr De Carvalho stressed the Institute’s continued commitment to running these important events:

Brazil week is always a celebration, not just of Brazilian research and ideas, but also the Brazilian community of staff and students at King’s. We know this year has been difficult for everyone both in the UK and Brazil – we hope this week offers up a chance to reflect on the challenges Brazil faces, but also to celebrate the amazing research conducted by our colleagues.– Dr Vinicius De Carvalho

The week gets underway on Monday 25 January with an opening event and introduction to the programme. Highlights include a roundtable on Brazil’s continued role as an active global peacekeeping nation with speakers including Professor Funmi Olonisakin, a book launch for ‘Nothing by accident – Brazil on the edge’ by Damian Platt, and a special screening of 'Right now I want to scream' followed by a Q&A with the directors of the film.

Also to look forward to is a special public presentation of the King’s Brazil Institute’s new research groups, which focus on Governance, Leadership and Democracy; Diplomacy, Security and Defence; Culture, Society and Identities and Environment, Energy and Sustainability.

To find out more head to the Brazil Week events page and register for updates on the King's Brazil Institute.