Itamaraty – Visit to the Division of Educational Themes (DCE), Ministry of External Relations – CIBS on the Road – Brasília, March 7 to 9, 2013

During our visit to Brasília, we had a chance to call on Conselheira Almerinda Augusta de Freitas Carvalho, Head of the Division of Educational Themes (formerly Division of Educational Cooperation). James had worked with her, in the past, when he was Program Officer for Brazil, at LASPAU, and this division was the responsible agency for managing the OAS Scholarship Program. She and her senior staff members, Eduardo Ismael Sampaio Martins de Barros (Assistente de Chancelaria) and Eduardo Figueiredo Siebra (Terceiro Secretário), shared their insights into Brazil’s national efforts to participate in academic exchanges with various countries, including the major program, Science without Borders (CsF), Ciências sem Fronteiras. They graciously provided us with copies of their recent publication, Mundo Afora: Políticas de internacionalização de universidades, no.9, that has 28 chapters describing programs in various countries including the U.S.

Below are photos of the group taken in the DCE office (March 7, 2013), as well as Oscar Niemeyer’s beautiful Itamaraty headquarters building at night.





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