Europe Day International Conference
FGV - Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro - 09/05/2012 (All day)

Fundação Getulio Vargas

Rio de Janeiro

09 May 2012

The Center for International Relations at FGV, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, announces the Europe Day Conference “Perspectives for the Future of the European Union”.

This event will be hosted at FGV, Rio de Janeiro, and will consist of panels with distinguished experts from Brazil and around the world, which will discuss about the European integration in times of crisis.



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Europe Day Conference

“Perspectives for the Future of the European Union”

Fundação Getulio Vargas, 12th floor
Rio de Janeiro, May 9th, 2012


9h30 to 10h

  • Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
  • Thomas Knirsch, Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany
  • Elena Lazarou, Centre for International Relations, FGV, Brazil

First Panel:
10h to 12h30 – “EU as a Global Actor in Times of Crisis”

  • Ian Manners, Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Jordi Vaquer i Fanés, Director of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Spain
  • Fraser Cameron, Director of the EU-Russia Centre, Belgium
  • Miriam Saraiva, Post-Graduate Program on International Relations, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil

Moderation: Bernhard Kampmann, Deputy Chief of Mission, German Embassy in Brazil, Germany.

12h30 to 14h – Lunch

Welcoming: Matias Spektor, Coordinator of the Center for International Relations, FGV

Round table:
14h to 16h – “European Studies: New Agendas and the State of Art”

  • Benita Ferrero-Waldner, President of the EU-LAC Foundation, former European Commissioner for External Relations, Austria
  • Philippe Schmitter, Political and Social Sciences Department, European University Institute, Italy
  • Ian Manners, Department of Society and Globalization, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • Antonio Carlos Lessa, International Relations Institute, University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil
  • Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira, School of Social and Political Sciences, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Moderation: Elena Lazarou, Centre for International Relations, FGV, Brazil

16h to 16h30 - Coffee-Break

Third Panel:
16h30 to 18h30 – “Crisis and the Future of the European Integration”

  • João Marques de Almeida, Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA), European Commission, Portugal
  • Philippe Schmitter, Political and Social Sciences Department, European University Institute, Italy
  • Andrew Geddes, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Senior Fellow and Senior Director of Strategy, German Marshall Fund of the US, United States

Moderation: Renato G. Flôres, Post-Graduate School of Economics, FGV, Brazil

Final Remarks


  • Luis Antonio Balduino Carneiro, Head of the Department for Financial Issues and Services, Ministry of Foreign Relations, Brazil
  • Ana Paula Zacarias, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation




Europe Day International Conference

Fundação Getulio Vargas
Rio de Janeiro
  09 May 2012


João Marques de Almeida (Ph.D, London School of Economics) is responsible for the Global Dialogues section of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA), in the European Commission. He has taught at the Portuguese Catholic University and at the Lusíada University of Lisbon. He was the director of the Portuguese Institute of National Defense and member of the cabinet of the President of the European Commission, José ManuelDurão Barroso.


Michael Bauer

Michael Bauer (M.A., Munich School of Philosophy) heads the Middle EastProgramme of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP). The focus of his research is on regional security and political, social and economic transformation processes in Arab countries. As Senior Researcher of the Research Group on European Affairs he also works on various aspects of German, European and international security policy, in particular on the issue of counterterrorism. He is the academic coordinator of the European StudiesProgramme of the C•A•P and member and member of the Steering Committee of the EU-funded al-Jisr project.


Fraser Cameron (Ph.D, University of Cambridge) is a former European Commission advisor and Member of the British Diplomatic Service. He is Director of the EU-Russia Centre, Director of EuroFocus-Brussels, an Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and Senior Advisor to the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the European Institute for Asian Studies in Brussels. He is an advisor to the BBC and to the UK government’s Higher Education Panel on Europe.


Minister Luis Antonio Balduino Carneiro is the Director of Financial Affairs and Services in the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. As a Brazilian diplomat, he worked in Geneva, Montevideo, Washington and New Delhi. Mr. Balduino was the advisor to the Minister of Finance, served as alternate executive director at the World Bank and held the position of General-Coordinator for Financial Affairs. He studies the issue of trade regimes, his thesis being “Results and Perspectives of the Global Trade Preference System among Developing Countries”.



Jordi Vaquer i Fanés (Ph.D, London School of Economics) is director of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), coordinator of the EU4Seas, an international research Project financed by the European Commission and hold the position of visiting professor at London School of Economics. He is a former director of the International Relations Office at the Cataluña Government, and political observer of elections in seven countries.


Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira (PhD, University of Kent) is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the School of Social and Political Sciences of the Technical University of Lisbon. She has previously been Assistant Professor at the University of Minho and Head of the Research Unit in Political Science and International Relations of the same university. Since 2004 she is Member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR’s Standing Group on International Relations. Over the last two years, she has been conducting expert assessment and certification of both graduate and postgraduate degrees in Political Science and International Relations degrees at the request of the National Agency for Assessment and Certification of Higher Education. Her current research focuses on Security and Defence in the European Union, International Relations of the European Union (with particular emphasis on the Union’s strategic partnerships) and Portuguese Foreign, Security and Defence Policy. Her recent publications include: ‘Mutual Solidarity within the EU's CFSP: What is the Name of the Game?’, International Politics (2010); ‘Promoting Peace, Democracy and Human Rights in the World: Is ‘Model Power Europe’ a Contradiction in Terms?’, in Bindi (ed.), The European Union Foreign Policy (2010); and ‘Portugal and the 2007 EU Presidency: A Case of Constructive Bridge-Building’, TheJCMS Annual Review of the European Union in 2007 (2008).


Renato G. Flôres (Ph. D, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) is Professor of Economics, International Trade and International Relations at the Graduate School of Economics EPGE/FGV. His main areas of research are international trade, international negotiations, econometrics and risk prevention. He is an expert of the Brazilian government within the World Trade Organization, and is the President of the Brazilian chapter of the European Community Studies Association. He has been Visiting Professor at Sciences-Po, Paris and the University of Lisbon, among other universities.


Andrew Geddes

Andrew Geddes (PhD, Loughborough University) is professor at the Department of Politics of the University of Sheffield, Fernand Braudel senior fellow at the Department of Politics and Social Sciences of the European University Institute and visiting researcher at the Otto Sühr Institute of Political Science in the Free University of Berlin. He was a professor at the Universities of Salford and Liverpool. Between 2009 and 2011 he was a member of the Group of Specialists appointed by the United Kingdom government to produce a report on Global Environmental Migration: Future Challenges and Opportunities.


Bernhard Kampmann is currently deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy in Brasília where he deals with German-Brazilian global cooperation in the political, economic, commerce and environmental fields. His professional experience in the diplomatic service has been in multilateral security policy, crisis prevention and crisis management. He has served two terms in the Federal Foreign Ministry dealing with Germany's security policy in NATO and other security policy operations abroad (1993-96 and 1999-2003). Mr. Kampmann later helped the development of the European Security and Defense Policy (today's CSDP) as head of the responsible department in the foreign ministry in Berlin between 2007 and 2009.


Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff (M.A., University of Freiburg) is a Resident Fellow and Senior Director for strategy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He leads GMF’s EuroFuture Project which explores the economic, the governance and the geostrategic dimensions of theEurocrisis from a transatlantic perspective. He oversaw GMF programs and projects that deal with the cross-border challenges which globalization presents to the transatlantic community: Trade, Foreign Aid, and Food Security, Climate Diplomacy and Energy Policy, Immigration and Integration as well as the Global Economic Governance (G-20) initiative. Before working in GMF, he served as the Washington bureau chief of DIE ZEIT. Kleine-Brockhoff was a fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He was a witness to the U.S. Congress, has published widely in Europe and the United States and appears frequently as a commentator on radio and TV. He is a member of the German Council on Foreign Relations.


Thomas Knirsch (Ph.D, University of Bonn) has worked as a lecturer, was head of communication at the Delegation Office of the European Union in Germany, managed and edited an English quarterly magazine on developmental and foreign policy issues before joining the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in 1997. He headed the Representative Offices in Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe, was head of staff at the Head office in Berlin and resident representative for Malaysia. Since August 2011, is the representative in Brazil.


Elena Lazarou (Ph.D, University of Cambridge) is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation University, Rio de Janeiro. She has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the European Institute, LSE and at the University of Cambridge. Previously, she has been Research Associate at the University of Sheffield and a Visiting Scholar at NYU and at Carleton University. Her interests include the European Union, EU-Brazil Relations, Mass media and Regionalism.


Carlos Ivan Simonsen LealCarlos Ivan Simonsen Leal (PhD, Princeton University) is the President ofFundação Getulio Vargas since the year 2000. Prof. Simonsen Leal holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and has a Master’s degree in Mathematical Economics from the National Institute of Pure and AppliedMaths (IMPA) of the Brazilian National Council for Research. He has a Ph.D. from the School of Graduate Economics of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EPGE/FGV), and a Ph.D in Economics from Princeton University, USA. InFGV, he was a professor in EPGE/FGV from 1986 to 1997, Director of FGV-Business from 1992 to 1997, General Director of EPGE from 1994 to 1997, and FGV´s Vice-President from September 1997 to August 2000, when he became President. He is also a member of several corporate boards.


Antonio Carlos Lessa (PhD, University of Brasília) is professor of International Relations at the University of Brasilia (UNB) and the Rio Branco Institute (Brazilian Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He is the Chief Editor of Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (RBPI) and BulletinMeridiano 47, published by the Brazilian Institute for International Relations (IBRI). He is a consultant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), of the Foundation for Research Support of the Federal District (FAP-DF), the Ministry of Education (MEC) among others.


Ian Manners

Ian Manners (PhD, University of Bristol) is Professor in the Institute of Society and Globaisation at Roskilde University, Denmark. He has previously been Head of the EU unit and Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies; Associate Professor at Malmö University, Sweden and the University of Kent, England. His research interests lie at the intersections of European integration, normative and critical theories. He has an important contribution for the European Studies field, especially on the topics: Substance and Symbolism in European Integration; The European Union's Normative Power in World Politics; Critical Social Theory and Normative International Theory; andTransdisciplinary Approaches to European Studies.


Miriam Gomes Saraiva (Ph.D, Complutense University of Madrid) is a professor and researcher for the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) and her main areas of research are Brazilian foreign policy, Mercosur and regional integration, European foreign policy and Brazil – Argentina relations. She is also a professor for the Institute of Social Sciences on the Lisbon University, and collaborator for the University of Bologna, Buenos Aires representation.


Philippe Schmitter(Ph.D, University of California) is Professor at the Department of Politics and Social Sciences of the European University Institute (EUI) and Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, USA. Previously he has held posts at the University of Chicago and Paris I, and Visiting Researcher at numerous universities in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. He is also a Honorary Professor at the University of Konstanz. Schmitter was also a counselor of the Woodrow Wilson Center Program for Latin America and is a member of the Council of European Studies. His current work is on the political characteristics of the emerging Euro-polity, on the consolidation of democracy in Southern and Eastern countries, and on the possibility of post-liberal democracy in Western Europe and North America.


Benita Ferrero-Waldner (Ph.D, University of Salzburg) is the President of the EU-LAC Foundation. Previously, she held the position of Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2000-2004), European Commissioner for Foreign Relations (2004-2009) and European Commissioner for Trade and European Neighborhood Policy (2009-2010). In 2004 she was the Austrians People’s Party candidate for the Presidential election.


Ana Paula Zacarias (M.A., New University of Lisbon) is the ambassador of the European Union Delegation in Brazil. She was lecturer at the New University of Lisbon, Counselor for International Relations at the President’s office, worked at the Embassy of Portugal in Washington D.C., was Consul of Portugal inCoritiba, Brazil, vice-president of the Cultural Institute Camões, Deputy Permanent representative of Portugal to UNESCO, ambassador of Portugal to Estonia, and in 2009 became Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union. (to be confirmed)

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