Between 1st and 8th May 2011, Dr Cathal McCall (School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy) and Dr Anthony Soares (School of Languages, Literatures and Performing Arts) formed part of a QUB delegation to Brazil. Their specific aim was to establish research and student mobility links in the area of conflict studies, a key teaching and research area in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy. They held a series of meetings with colleagues at University of Sao Paulo (USP), PUC-Rio, and Federal University of Rio (FURJ), including Professor Sergio Adorno (Director of the Centre for Research on Violence, USP), Professor Joao Pontes Gouveia, (Director of the Institute of International Relations, PUC-Rio), and Professor Elisa P. Reis (FURJ).
The objectives were:
Specific areas of mutual interest include:
Dr McCall and Dr Soares are currently developing the workshops proposal since the workshops offer an ideal forum to help initiate student mobility and enable colleagues to identify those working in similar areas and explore opportunities for research links.