Since taking office at the beginning of the year, Brazil’s president has frequently repeated this one phrase: “Brazil is back?“.
On 31 March 2023, the Department of Brazilian Studies organized a panel discussion to draw a preliminary assessment after 100 days: What does it mean for Brazil to be back? What policy directions, achievements, and conflict configurations can be identified? How is Brazil’s role in the world changing?
Ana Paulla Braga Mattos, Derek Pardue and Georg Fischer from the Department of Global Studies were joined by Isabela Vianna Pinho, a PhD student at Universidade Federal de São Carlos and currently visiting researcher at the Danish Insitute for International Studies, Copenhagen.
They give short input statements on political discourse, the rights of women, LGBT+, black and indigenous people, environmental governance, as well as security issues, followed by an engaged discussion with the audience. To be more open and address an audience beyond the university, the event took place at Café Mellemfolk – a big thank you goes out their staff for making this possible!