Architecture of the International System

BRICS Policy Center

Coordination: Mônica Herz

The BRICS Policy Center is a project dedicated to develop researches about the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in areas considered to be under the point of view of possibilities to enhance cooperation and the exchange of information between the four countries. Furthermore, the Center shall reinforce the image of Rio as an international center for the formulation of proposals for a more equal and integrated world. 


Power and Region in a Multipolar Order

Coordination: Paulo Luiz Moreaux Lavigne Esteves

PRIMO studies the actions, relations, processes and mechanisms of BRICS states interactions, both in their own regions and with well-established powers, multilateral institutions and non-state actors. We combine theoretical approaches, a rigorous mixed research methodology, practical training, and the acquisition of substantial empirical expertise on regional and emerging powers with concrete practical career opportunities in academia or the private sector. PRIMO will allow to account for processes of identity construction, the formation of foreign policy goals, and the strategies of regional powers at the regional and global level. To accomplish these goals, PRIMO establishes a network of public and private partners that will substantially advance and expand already existing structures and collaboration by directing training towards employment opportunities in the private sector, enhancing the mobility of PhD students in and beyond Europe, and advancing the interests of a European research community in a global context.