In this seminar Gustavo Muller will look into the impact of current political changes in Brazilian foreign policy and in EU Member States to the overall EU-Brazil relations in the context of the EU-Latin American Strategic Partnership.
In the period of a few months, the new Brazilian government has agreed in principle to a trade deal with the European Union in the framework of Mercosur while no longer participating in two regional organisations - UNASUR and CELAC.
Gustavo Muller will look into the impact of current political changes in Brazilian foreign policy and in EU Member States to the overall EU-Brazil relations in the context of the EU-Latin American Strategic Partnership. In particular, he will examine two interconnected agendas: the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations and EU-Brazil Human Rights dialogues. In doing so, he seeks to answer whether Brazil’s foreign action and perceptions are in disagreement with the principles defended internationally by the EU.
Does a geopolitical Europe mean that the EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership – and its components relating to development, trade, environment and human rights – moves towards a generally norm-less relationship?
About the speaker
Gustavo Müller is a senior researcher at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven. At KU Leuven, he manages the Jean Monnet Network ‘European Transoceanic Encounters and Exchanges (ETEE) at the Centre for European Studies and teaches ‘History of European Integration’ in the framework of the Programme on European Culture and Society (PECS). Gustavo is also visiting lecturer at the American University campus in Brussels and at the Brussels School of International Studies where he teaches a module on ‘Global Governance and International Organisation’.
Sebastian Krapohl, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Departement of Political Science of the UvA, will be discussant.