Workshop on European Union Research
FGV - Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro - 10/05/2012 - 09:00 - 12:00

As part of the activities organized to celebrate the Day of Europe, May 9th, the Center for International Relations at FGV will host a Graduate (PhD & Master`s level) Workshop with a focus on research in European Studies.
This event will be held on May 10th, at FGV, Rio de Janeiro. During the workshop selected Master’s and PhD students, working on subjects related to the European Union, will have the opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing work with internationally renowned scholars in the field. The workshop will follow the EU Commission funded “PhD School” model, in which students are required to submit a chapter or article in advance and briefly present it during the workshop proceedings. Experts then present their comments, feedback and advice for the future academic development of the participants. The workshop will offer participants the unique opportunity to exchange views and discuss doubts regarding their work with specialists from major universities of the EU.








Worskhop on European Union Research

Fundação Getulio Vargas
Rio de Janeiro
  10 May 2012 - 9h to 12h



GeddesAndrew Geddes (PhD, University of Loughborough) 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. He is the author of:

  • International Migration 4 Volumes, Sage Library of International Relations, London: Sage, 2011, 4 volume set.
  • Migration and Mobility in the European Union, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. xiv + 272. (with Christina Bowell)
  • Immigration and European Integration: Beyond Fortress Europe? second edition, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008, pp. xii + 217.


Ian Manners

Ian Manners (PhD, University of Bristol) is Professor in the Institute of Society and Globalisation 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. He is the author of:

  • European Union, normative power and ethical foreign policy. In: Rethinking Ethical Foreign Policy: Pitfalls, possibilities and paradoxes. ed. David Chandler; Volker Heins. New York:Routledge, 2006. p. 116-136.
  • European Union 'Normative Power' and the Security Challenge. In: European Security, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2006, p. 405-421.
  • Normative Power Europe: A Contradiction in Terms?. In: Journal of Common Market Studies,Vol. 40, No. 2, 2002, p. 235-258.


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 andDefence Policy. Her recent publications include: 

  • Ferreira-Pereira, L. C.; Groom, A. J. R., 2010. 'Mutual Solidarity' within the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy: What is the Name of the Game?. International Politics, 47(6), December, pp. 596-616.
  • Ferreira-Pereira, L. C., 2008. The Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union: The Anatomy of a Novel Process. Cena Internacional, 10(2), pp. 37-54.


SchmitterPhilippe 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. He is the author of:

  • How to Democratize the European Union…And Why Bother? Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2000.
  • What is there to legitimize in the European Union…and how might this be accomplished? Austria: Renner Institut, 2000.
  • What is Democracy…and Is Not. Journal of Democracy, Volume 2, Number 3, Summer 1991,pp. 75-88. (with Terry Lynn Karl).
  • The Ambiguous Virtues of Accountability. Journal of Democracy, October 2004, Volume 15, Number 4.



Aline Contti Castro is a Ph.D candidate in International Relations at the University of Brasília, where she also completed her masters. Her concentration area is International Comparative Politics. Aline’s focus at the Workshop on European Union Research will be regionalism and European efforts to create cohesion within the EU, with the paper “The impact of European regionalism on Portugal’s development process: the case of cohesion policy (2000-2013)”

Cinthia Campos is a Ph.D student and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco.  Her previous studies where in the field of Social and Political Science, always developing research on subjects about the European Union. She is now focusing on the European Commission, and the paper presented at the Workshop analyses the appointment process of the bureaucratic staff of the Commission. Cinthia wishes to discuss the level of political interference involved in a supposedly administrative environment.

Demetrius Pereira is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at the University of São Paulo. Previously, he completed his undergraduate studies and master degree in International Relations. His thesis focuses in the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union reform presented by the Lisbon Treaty. In the current article, Demetrius discusses the evolutions in this policy that came before such Treaty.

Jessica Oliveira is a Masters student at Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, where she is continuing her studies in International Relations and EU-Maghrebsecurity issues. The present she will present at the Workshop on European Union Research wishes to debate the construction of an idea of “Maghreb” in European discourse in its recent initiatives towards the region.

Mario Afonso Lima is an International Relations Masters student at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. His research focuses in the European Union as an actor in international organizations

Daniel Edler is a Master student in International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio). Between 2009 and 2011 he was a collaborator of international projects for Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Brazil. Currently, he is Fellow of the program of European Studies in FGV, working as research assistant for Dr. Elena Lazarou. His main research areas are: International Security, European Union, Immigration and Ukrainian foreign policy.

Thiago Babo is a Master student in Political Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. He is developing his research under the advice of Dr. Oliveiros da Silva Ferreira. Currently, Babo is producing his dissertation on the theme: “The European security in the post Cold War era. Among the redivision and the deepening of Europe”.

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