Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Integrating Refugees in Society: The Sergio Vieira de Mello Academic Chair in Brazil

2018-06-01

Alumni Talks 2018

The DPCR Alumni Association held its fourth Alumni Talks on 30 May. For this year’s talk we welcomed Professor Gilberto Rodrigues, currently Professor in International Relations at the Federal University of ABC in São Paulo, Brazil. Professor Rodrigues is an alumnus of the DPCR, having taken the Conflict Resolution Course in 1996.

In his talk, Professor Rodrigues shared his insights on the protection and integration of refugees in Brazil, and how government and civil society are dealing with this great humanitarian challenge. He spoke about the Sergio Vieira de Mello Chair on refugee services that he currently co-coordinates in collaboration with the UNHCR Office in Brazil. He also shared the personal story of how his academic career has developed, from early university studies to a professional academic.

The event was moderated by Professor Peter Wallensteen, Senior Professor at the DPCR and former Dag Hammarskjöld Professor 1985-2012. The event was particularly symbolic for Professor Rodrigues, as the date marked the same day that he had received his Diploma (from Professor Wallensteen) in Uppsala 22 years ago.

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