International Relations and Politics
12-Day Sample Program in Brasília, Foz do Iguaçu and Rio de Janeiro
With the development of communication technologies, people have become more aware of what is happening on the international stage. This awareness translates into a more active civil society, bringing with it new ideas and issues to the international agenda. Governments now deliberate on social themes that, in many cases, surpass national borders and demand a collective action to reach successful results. In this way, the responsibility for managing international affairs of a country are facing new challenges, dealing with new actors, at a higher frequency, all at once. While civil society is organizing itself through establishing NGOs and movements designed to highlight specific interests and themes.
With this stage, our International Relations and Politics program aims to give participants a more intimate look at the South American sphere. Thereby connecting learners with the actors including international leaders, civil society group leaders, NGO staff, government workers, academic specialists and Brazilian students. As the world's 5th largest country, Brazil has a large extension, while being a great case study of a developing country facing the challenges of international politics. With this program, you will be able to observe the implications of this visibility and the actions being made deciding Brazil's place on the global stage.
Day 1 - Arrival in Brasília
Welcome to Brazil! For now on, relax and let us take care of everything to make sure you'll have an amazing experience.
- HISTORICAL CITY TOUR:
Example of planned city, Brasília replaced Rio de Janeiro as Brazil’s center of government in 1960 under the visionary leadership of President Juscelino Kubitschek, architect Oscar Niemeyer, urban planner Lucio Costa and landscape architect Burle Marx.
- Welcome Dinner
Day 2 -
- LECTURE AT A UNIVERSITY:
Diplomacy in developing counties: an international politics overview
- ACTIVITY WITH BRAZILIAN STUDENTS:
i.e. UN Simulation, Case Competition, Workshop
Day 3 -
- VISIT TO THE NATIONAL CONGRESS:
The National Congress is the legislative body of Brazil's federal government. Unlike the state Legislative Assemblies and Municipal Chambers, the Congress is bicameral, composed of the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
- VISIT TO THE MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS:
Palácio do Itamaraty – This is the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil. It is located in the national capital of Brasília.