On the 29th and 30th October 2019, a group of experts on Brazilian and Chinese policies has convened at the Institute of East Asian Studies (In-East), of the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany). The meeting, coordinated by Giulia Romano (University of Duisburg-Essen), Markus Taube (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Osmany Porto de Oliveira (Federal University of São Paulo), has provided the platform for this team to engage in a rich discussion about Brazil and China as rising protagonists of policy diffusion. For two days scholars with different backgrounds (public policy, international relations, economics and development studies), advanced on theory-building and concept formation to analyze these two countries in policy diffusion. Authors presented different comparative and single case studies of policy diffusion in the areas of social protection, family farming, health, participatory budgeting, economic zones and finance norms. This discussion started in 2018, during a workshop organized at the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) about the BRICS in policy diffusion, and it continued at the Federal University of São Paulo in May of the same year. The results of these debates and analyses are going to be published in an edited volume expected for the end of 2020. The workshop in Duisburg was supported by the In-East School of Advanced Studies, an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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.
With kind regards,
Osmany Porto de Oliveira