GIGA Forum

Brazil: Crisis and Games




06:00 p.m. (CET)


07:30 p.m. (CET)

Two boys play football in Brazil
© / Edu Leite
Two boys play football in Brazil
© / Edu Leite

  • With the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff in May 2016, the Brazilian state crisis reached its peak. Interim President Michel Temer and a significant proportion of his transitional cabinet, as well as the majority of parliamentary representatives and senators, are suspected of corruption. The country is also experiencing a major economic crisis. And finally, numerous big-name athletes have cancelled their plans to participate in the Olympic Games due to the Zika virus. How can Brazil’s collapse from a global power to a crisis state be explained? The domestic and foreign policy causes as well as possible consequences of the current events will be the focus of the next GIGA Forum.

    Speaker: Dr. Jan Curschmann, Lawyer (Taylor Wessing), Honorary Consul for Brazil.

    Prof. Dr. Kai Michael Kenkel, Professor of International Relations at Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI) der Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Guest Researcher and Associate Researcher at the GIGA.

    Dr. Mariana Llanos, Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA, Head of Research Programme 1: Accountability and Participation.

    Moderation: Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann, Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies and Head of the GIGA Berlin Office.


    GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg




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