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Environment and International Relations

This course is an elective course addressed to undergraduate students of International Relations at UERJ, but it can also be of great interest to B.A. students coming from other institutes interested in environmental issues. Its main objective is to promote an understanding of how environmental issues (climate change, protection of forests, desertification, protection of biodiversity and the oceans, etc.) have become an essential subject on international agendas and national politics in different countries since at least the 1960s.

Environment: Concepts, Policies and Strategies

This postgraduate course focuses on the Brazilian coastal zone, working on three dimensions: science, public management and the social dimension. In addition to oral presentations followed by Q&A, debates on videos and texts, the course counts on the participation of scientists, civil servants, public managers and members of local fishing and extractive communities, providing a true interdisciplinary debate and knowledge encounter.

Climate Change and International Relations

Climate change has become a fundamental issue for the contemporary world, in all dimensions of social life, from local to global, affecting the way in which knowledge is produced and taught in various fields, including International Relations. This workshop, part of the IESP-UERJ Winter School 2023 programme, deals with climate change in its most general fundamentals, starting with the debates around the "Anthropocene" and the responses that have been given to the causes and the effects of climate change in public policy and international negotiations, as well as through the so-called Green New Deals.

Climate Change: Society, Politics and International Relations

Offered in the master’s and doctoral programs at IESP-UERJ, this postgraduate course may interest students from different fields. It deals with the understanding of how climate change has become a fundamental issue for the contemporary world, in all dimensions of social life, from local to global scales.

Climate denial, Democracy Crisis and International Politics

This postgraduate course, offered in the master’s and doctoral programs at IESP-UERJ, may interest students and practitioners from different areas. It aims to analyze the interface between climate denial and the current crises of democracy, confronted with emerging and multifarious forms of authoritarian leadership and government.

Foreign policy, climate change and the South American Amazon

Starting with an introduction to the relationship between the Anthropocene, climate change and international relations, this course of the Graduate Program in Political Science at IESP-UERJ aims to discuss how the climate change agenda is integrated into the foreign policy of some of the main states and international organizations. In discussions on climate change as a foreign policy agenda, a number of case studies are analyzed, including Brazil, South Africa, China, the United States of America, the European Union, South American regional organizations and the AOSIS coalition ("Alliance of Small Island States"). A cross-cutting thematic axis of studies in the subject will be the Amazon ( Brazilian and South American).

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