Notícias e eventos


The open classes cycle is part of the Advanced Course in Latin American Studies promoted by the Department of International Relations of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa  (UAL), in partnership with the National Defence Institute (IDN).

Gathering a reputed group of experts, this course has as objectives, among others:

a) To know and understand the specificities of Latin America;
b) To study and understand the regional integration processes;
c) To identify, study and understand the focuses of conflict in the region;
d) To promote a deep analysis of International Relations in Latin America.

The course is aimed at students of the various cycles of Higher Education; elements of the Armed Forces and Security Forces and Services; staff of the Public Administration; senior staff and technicians of City Halls; companies oriented to internationalization, consulting and risk analysis; journalists.

Coordination and moderation: Nancy Elena Ferreira Gomes


// MAY 21 //

/ 6.30 – 8 pm /
Ibero-America, geopolitical concept and strategy
Paulo Speller, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso

/ 8.30 – 10.30 pm /
Ibero-America , a space for consultation and cooperation in the process of reformulation
Frigdiano Álvaro Durántez Prados, Instituto de Estudios Panibéricos de Madrid

// MAY 14 //

/ 6.30 – 8 pm /
Latin America and the European Union
Filipe Vasconcelos Romão, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa

// MAY 7 //

/ 8.30 – 10 pm /
Latin America and China – View recording
Arturo Oropeza Garcia, Universidade Nacional Autónoma do México

// APRIL 30 //

/ 3.30 – 5 pm /
Democracy and Authoritarianism in Latin America: Cuba before and after the Castros
Rui Ferreira, Journalist specialized in Latin America (El Mundo, O Independente, ABC, Reuters, Miami Herald,

/ 6.30 – 8 pm /
Democracy and authoritarianism in Latin America – View recording
Andrés Malamud, Instituto de Ciências Sociais/UL

/ 8.30 – 10 pm /
Democracy and authoritarianism: the case of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Juan Francisco Contreras Arrieche, Colégio de Internacionalistas da Venezuela

// APRIL 23 //

/ 6.30 – 8 pm /
Historical and political evolution of the Latin American regional system: From colonies to independent states
Roberta Stumpf, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa

/ 8.30 – 10 pm /
Geopolitics – Power and Geography in Latin America. The external interventions. Internal and external conflictuality. – View recording
José Freire Nogueira, Instituto de Defesa Nacional


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