In accordance with the transnationality strategy put in place by the Institut des Amériques, the Brazil hub develops its two main priorities:
To strengthen institutional and academic links with the University of São Paulo (USP), where the hub is located, through the partnership signed with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IEA). The Brazil hub and IEA collaborate closely in the organization of events and academic projects aimed at the exchange between Brazilian and French researchers and the valorization of their scientific knowledge;
At the institutional level, the hub also works as to establish good relations and collaborations with other French institutions that are also located in Brazil, such as the French Institute, the CNRS office in Rio de Janeiro, the IRD (Research and Development Institute) and the CIRAD (Agricultural Research for Development).
The Brazil hub of IdA was officially inaugurated in November 2010. It is currently located in the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo. This hub is coordinated since 2018 by Livia Maria Kalil de Jesus, PhD student in Political Science at the University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle (IHEAL).
Subject of her PhD dissertation: “Climate change, agriculture and public action. Political projects in competition and “climatization” of agricultural issues in Brazil”, under the supervision of Gilles Massardier (Paris 3/CIRAD).
IdA’s referent: Hervé Théry, director of research at CREDA-CNRS, visiting professor at the University of São Paulo
Local referent: Sandra Nitrini, Professor at the Department of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, University of São Paulo