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Brazil in Peacekeeping Operations

Thursday 5 September 2019
Contemporary History and International Relations Research Seminar (CHIRRS) year 2018 - 2019
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

Since the 1940s Brazil has been participating in peacekeeping operations. Most of the participation took place with military observers, staff officers and police officers. However, troops were sent to the Sinai Peninsula, Dominic Republic, Mozambique, Angola, East Timor, Lebanon and Haiti.

The lecture initially will present how Brazilian participation in the peace operations took place, the decision-making process to decide for participation, and the highest-order Brazilian policy documents on foreign and security policy. It will also discuss Brazilian motivation for participation in peace operations, how it has changed in recent years as well as the problems and challenges to be more engaged with these operations.

Speaker: Sergio Aguilar
Sergio Aguilar holds a PhD in History and is Associate Professor at the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) - Brazil, where coordinates the Group of Studies and Research on International Conflicts and the International Conflicts Observatory. He is also Professor of the graduation programs San Tiago Dantas on International Relations (UNESP/UNICAMP/PUC-SP) and Social Sciences (UNESP- Campus of Marilia/SP).

He was visiting researcher at the Department of Politics and International Relations - University of Oxford, UK. Dr. Sergio worked as military observer on the United Nations Peace Force (UNPF) in Bosnia y Herzegovina and United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia (UNTAES) in Croatia during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia. Sergio was also Director of the Brazilian Defense Studies Association (ABED).

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