Launching a New Era of China-Brazil Relations?: South-South Futures and the “Tropical Silk Road”

Orfalea Center Media: Rapid Response Broadcasts Webinar Series

Join us for an engaging webinar discussing Brazilian President Lula’s recent visit to Beijing where he signed several new agreements with ChinesePresident Xi Jinping, and following former President Dilma Rousseff’s appointment as the Director of the BRICS Development Bank in Shanghai. Is this the launch of a new era of South-South relations? Also, we will delve into the relevant insights of the recently published book, The Tropical Silk Road: The Future of China in South America (Stanford University Press, 2023), shedding light on the dynamic geopolitical landscape, China‘s investment and extraction projects in South America, and their impact on the future of the planet.

This event features Dr. Laura Waisbich (University of Oxford), Ms. Yiping Cai (UC Irvine), Prof. Fernando Brancoli (UFRJ), and Prof. Paul Amar (Director, Orfalea Center, UC Santa Barbara).

The event will have simultaneous translation from English to Portuguese.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Webinar ID: 838 5123 5139
Passcode: 914722

Laura Trajber Waisbich is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, at the University of Oxford. She also affiliated with three Brazil-based think thanks: the Igarapé Institute, the South-South Cooperation Research and Policy Centre (Articulação SUL), and the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (Cebrap).

CAI Yiping is a member of the Executive Committee of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). She Co-leads DAWN’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) thematic analysis team together with Vanita Mukherjee. She is currently doing her Ph.D. at Department of Global and International Studies, University of California, Irvine, on the theme of gender and Global China.

Fernando Brancoli is Associate Professor of International Security at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and an Associated Researcher at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Paul Amar is the Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and Professor at the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He recently co-edited the book The Tropical Silk Road: The Future of the China in South America (Stanford University Press, 2023) with Fernando Brancoli, María Amelia Viteri and Consuelo Fernández-Salvador.


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