Cycle of Conferences and Open Classes “Latin America” | 8 May to 5 June | ONLINE

 5 Jun 2020 - 18:30

The cycle of open classes is part of the Advanced Course of Studies on Latin America that the Department of International Relations of the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL) and the Institute of National Defense (IDN) promote, in partnership. Bringing together a reputed group of specialists, this course has as its OBJECTIVES, among others, a) To know and understand the specificities of Latin America; b) Study and understand regional integration processes; c) Identify, study and understand the sources of conflict in the region; d) Promoting in-depth analysis of Latin American International Relations. The Course takes place between April 17 and July 10, 2020, and is aimed at students from the various cycles of Higher Education; elements of the Armed Forces and Security Forces and Services; Public Administration staff; senior staff and technicians from City Councils; companies oriented towards internationalization, consulting and risk analysis; journalists.

pre-registration mandatory, with an express indication of the session(s) you wish to attend, to:


18:30 – 20:00

Historical and political evolution of the Latin American regional system: From colonies to independent states
Roberta Stumpf, CHAM – Center for the Humanities/UNL

20:30 – 22:30

Geopolitics – Power and Geography in Latin America. External interventions. Internal and external conflict
José Freire Nogueira, National Defense Institute


MAY 15
18:30 – 20:00

Democracy and Authoritarianism in Latin America
Andrés Malamud, Institute of Social Sciences/UL

20:30 – 22:30

Latin American International Relations in the 21st Century: Latin America and the USA
Ricardo Alexandre, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon/Rádio Notícias TSF


MAY 29
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Latin America and the European Union
Miguel Amado, Former Head of Delegation of the European Union

18:30 - 20:00

Latin America and the European Union
Filipe Vasconcelos Romão, Autonomous University of Lisbon

20:30 – 22:30

Latin America and China
Arturo Oropeza Garcia, National Autonomous University of Mexico


18:30 – 20:00

Ibero-America, geopolitical conceptualization and strategy
Paulo Speller, Federal University of Mato Grosso

20:30 – 22:30

Ibero-America, a space for consultation and cooperation in the process of being reformulated
Frigdiano Álvaro Durántez Prados, Instituto de Estudios Panibéricos de Madrid




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