8th German-Brazilian Dialogue focuses on world waves of violence and radicalization
Dedicated to understanding and discussing the prevention of violence and the radicalization of conflicts that threaten society worldwide, the 8th German-Brazilian Dialogue on Science, Research and Innovation will be held in the city of São Paulo on October 30 and 31. The subscription form is available here.
Organized by the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH São Paulo) and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp), the event is attended by renowned speakers from Germany and Brazil, addressing recent research production and areas of mutual interest. It is also an opportunity for the involvement of diverse sectors such as the scientific community, decision makers, representatives of companies and government of both countries.
At the opening of the 2019 Dialogue, Julian Junk, of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (HSFK), will discuss the radicalization of violence in Europe and the United States. And Alba Zaluar, of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), will focus on the problem of vicious circles in public security and the growing crime rate in Brazil.
The program will continue for two days with the panels: “Understanding Radicalizations of Conflicts and Violence: Forms, Actors and Spaces” and “Strategies for Prevention and Deradicalization of Violence: Governance, Education and Culture“. The first will address the understanding of movements of violence and radical conflict, both in their diverse forms and spaces, as well as by their main influencers. The second will present examples of strategies to prevent violence through actions that involve governance, the educational base and cultural initiatives.
The program ends on the second day Thomas Fischer, from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), and Lilia Schwarcz, from the University of São Paulo (USP), will address, respectively, the prevention of violence and the radicalization of conflicts in Germany, besides the history and current moment of violence and authoritarianism in Brazil.
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After the final Keynote Speakers, there will be quick question and answer sections with representatives of funding agencies. On October 30, representatives of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foudation (DFG) and Fapesp will talk about support programmes for scientific cooperation. On the 31st, the same agencies, in addition to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, will report on individual grants.
The German-Brazilian Dialogue on Science, Research and Innovation is partnered by DAAD, the German Ministry of Foreign Relations, USP (University of São Paulo), Unicamp (State University of Campinas) and Unesp (State University of São Paulo). The event is supported by the SBPC (Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science), Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation Rio de Janeiro, Association of German-Brazilian Engineers (VDI-Brazil), Goethe Institut and Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America).