(by Débora Terra)
On Wednesday morning PRIMO Fellows, Débora Terra; Felipe Albuquerque; Insa Ewert and Martin Pioch, attended the first day of ISA 57th Annual Convention, in Atlanta, USA.
ISA 2016 takes place in the Hilton and Sheraton hotels and is expected to receive 5649 participants during the four days of convention. This year’s theme is “Exploring Peace”, which calls to pay more attention to this topic in international relations while exploring different related matters, orientations and methodologies.
Early in the morning, PRIMO Fellow Felipe Albuquerque (ICS-UL) presented his co-authored paper with Dr. Pedro Seabra (ICS-UL) on intersections between Brazilian foreign and defense policies. Their panel, entitled “The Role of Brazil in Defense and Military Diplomacy in South America”, discussed the role of Brazil in cooperative security while Dr. Bruno Reis (ICS-UL & King’s College), PRIMO scientist in charge, acted as one of the discussants. In the mid-morning panel, PRIMO Fellow Débora Terra (ICS-UL) also presented her paper on the power of perceptions concerning the Brazilian case. This panel was entitled “The Role of Socialization and Norms in Foreign Policy” and explored features of trust/distrust in Sino-American relations; socialization in US-Japan relation; and levels of foreign policy correspondence between European states. In the afternoon, the Fellows enjoyed interesting panels and roundtables. In the end of the afternoon, PRIMO Fellows were able to enjoy a good time in the receptions sponsored by Oxford, Routledge and KFG.