Thursday 5 December 18:00 - 20:00

University of Greenwich, London
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row
Queen Anne Room 080/063
SE10 9LS

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Political Insights

Government & Politics

The University of Greenwich Presents

Political Insights: A Series of Talks by Practitioners in Politics and International Relations

Roberto Doring, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Brazil in the UK

The Politics & International Relations programme, along with the Languages & International Relations programme, from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is pleased to announced the next in our "Political Insights" speaker series. Roberto Doring, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Brazil in the UK, will present a talk entitled “Foreign policy as public policy: the Brazilian experience”.

Over decades and centuries, foreign policy has been seen as a domain of pure rationality and strategic calculation, one that could be detached from domestic dynamics. In this lecture, Roberto Doring will discuss an approach to foreign policy that, rather, brings it to the heart of domestic political constraints and social demands as they arise in democratic systems. Foreign policy will be presented, in light of a Brazilian experience, as a public policy that, next to many others, aims at the promotion of society’s values and priorities.

Roberto Doring is the Deputy Head of Mission at the Brazilian Embassy to the UK, concentrating on economic affairs, as well as cultural, scientific and academic cooperation. He arrived in London in January 2019, coming from Brasilia, where he was Deputy Chief Diplomatic Advisor to the President of Brazil (2016-2018).

Prior to that, he served in the Brazilian Embassies in Paris (2013-2016) – having acted as a delegate at the OECD and the Paris Club – Bogotá (2008-2009) and Washington, DC (2005-2008). In Brasilia, he was also an advisor to the Foreign Minister (2011-2013), to the Deputy Foreign Minister (2010) and to the Minister of Defence (2003-2005), besides working as an assistant at the Economic Department of the Foreign Ministry (2001-2003).

He was twice a lecturer at the Rio Branco Institute, the Brazilian diplomatic academy: he taught Brazilian Foreign Policy (2004) and Diplomatic Language (2017-2018). He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1999, after graduating in Law from the Rio de Janeiro State University.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception.

The talk will take place in room Queen Anne 080 at 1800, and will be followed by a drinks reception in Queen Anne 063.

For further information contact: [email protected]


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