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Leslie Pal at the International Conference on Policy Diffusion and Development Cooperation

ICPD and Development Cooperation: Leslie Pal

This video is part of the International Conference on Policy Diffusion and Development Cooperation, organized by the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in conjunction with the Laboratory of International Public Policies (Laboppi) in São Paulo, Brazil, from 16 to 19 May 2018.

Plenary 5: South-North, East-West, Local-Global: Can We Talk about Transfers Directions?

Moderator: Michael Howlett (Simon Fraser University)


Carlos Milani (UERJ)

Alex Shankland (University of Sussex)

Jacint Jordana (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Concha Hernandez (World Bank)

Markus Taube (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

About the event

The purpose of the International Conference on Policy Diffusion and Development Cooperation is to discuss topics in this emerging field, promoting reflection on the domestic and international circulation of ideas, models, and State institutions, in order to arrive at a better understanding of policy processes. Why do policies get diffused? Which actors are involved? Which mechanisms affect the process? In which ways does diffusion transform the state and influence the success or failure of policies?

Even though there is empirical evidence on the diffusion of political institutions in Brazil, little is known about its dynamics, causes, and effects. The intention of this Seminar is to contribute to the understanding of this phenomenon, expanding the scope of academic debate on the topic of policy diffusion. The seminar will bring together a group of keynote speakers from Latin American, North American, and European universities. In addition, it will provide space for individual presentations of selected Papers proposed by different colleagues. The results of the Seminar are to produce a book with the authors contributions, well as a video with the different sessions presentations.


Prof. Osmany Porto

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Rescheduling of II ICPDDC – São Paulo, Brazil

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the II ICPDDC. Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID – 19) all over the world and the recent confirmation of 200 cases in Brazil, we regret to inform you that the II ICPDDC must be rescheduled.

This was a difficult decision to make. We have been monitoring the evolution of the situation on a daily basis in the past weeks, as well as the recommendations World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health in Brazil. Considering the health of participants, different university travel bans and the advice of Brazilian institutions to cancel public meetings, we concluded that hosting the conference in May was not prudent.

At this stage, we will work on the Conference logistics of the rescheduling and consult our partners to determine a new date, which will be announced in a few weeks. For participants who won’t be able to attend the conference on the new date, registration fees will be refunded.

All the updates about the Conference will be on our website If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:

With kind regards,

Osmany Porto de Oliveira
ICPDDC Organizer