Inter-American Politics

This course explores some of the major episodes and themes in 20th and 21st century inter-American politics, largely from the vantage point of two of the most important countries in the region, Brazil and the USA. Combining comparative politics and international relations, the module is based on the premise that regional politics still matter in a globalizing world, and are increasingly important in both Brazil and the USA. Three themes will recur over the course of the term. One is the difficulty of Latin American states, including Brazil, in dealing with the overweening power of the USA. The second is the Brazilian pursuit of a foreign policy autonomous of the USA. This involves a debate about Brazil’s global and regional interests, and a search for the recognition of those interests on the part of its bilateral and multilateral partners. The third theme is how politics in the Americas are changing. This includes the extent of the USA’s relative decline, the degree of convergence between the USA and Latin America, and the relevance and effectiveness of regional institutions and attempts at problem solving in a globalizing world. Institute of International Relations (IRI) São Paulo main campus 1- Key historical moments that have shaped inter-American relations, as well as some of the most important contemporary public policy debates in the Western Hemisphere. 2- Inter-American relations from different theoretical perspectives. 3- Changes to inter-American relations that occurred during and after three key historical events. 4- Features of inter-American political and economic institutions (such as the Organisation of American States, the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mercosur, Unasur, the South American Defence Council, Alba, Celac, and the UN�fs ECLAC and UNDP). 5- Evaluations of political and policy outcomes in several key areas affecting countries in the Americas (including the commitment to democracy, the human rights system, trade policy and regional economic integration, and illicit drug production, trafficking and consumption). Janina Onuki 22 PRI5039 4 Two essays and the presentation of seminars.

United States and Latin America in a Time of Transformations

To discuss contemporary issues on the US and Latin America during the beginning of the 21st century under a comparative perspective and taking into account bilateral relations. Allow students to have a greater perspective of relevant contemporary issues related to the US and Latin America, including bilateral relations between Washington and the Western Hemisphere. Institute of International Relations (IRI) São Paulo main campus 1. Politics and Society in Contemporary United States 2. Politics and Society in Contemporary Latin America 3. US and Latin American Economies in the Contemporary Era 4. US and Latin American Culture and Society in the Contemporary Era 5. US-Latin American Relations in the Contemporary Era Pedro Bohomoletz de Abreu Dallari, Felipe Pereira Loureiro 18 PRI5048 4 Seminars and a Final Essay

International Relations and Women’s Studies

The field of gender studies has been growing in importance since the 1980s in the area of international relations. Proof of this are the creation of the Women Caucus at ISA (International Studies Association) and the International Feminist Journal of Politics, which is now one of the most cited in the area of IR Studies. The importance of the study of women’s participation in international politics in peace operations, democratization processes and the improvement of international institutions with greater gender equality is greatly appreciated. The course brings an important approach to postgraduate students in the field of international relations who aim to study and better understand the role of women in politics in order to create and foment debate inside and outside the institute. The topics of study in the area and methodological approaches required for research in Security, Regimes and Institutions will be deeply explored. The participation of Professor Emeritus Jane S. Jaquette is of great importance, given her proven experience in the field and great success of publications and research, which will bring more knowledge to the faculty and our students about the field of gender within the area of international relations. The course aims to contemplate the debate about gender studies and international relations and women’s political participation. In the context of international relations studies, it is essential to note the role of women in peace processes, democratization processes and in international organizations. The theoretical conceptual aspects of the area will be presented in this course, along with methodological practices known in the area, as well as recent studies in the field of gender and international relations. It is expected that at the end of the course, students will have: (1) developed an understanding of the main theories on feminism and international relations; (2) familiarized themselves with the main contemporary debates on the subject and (3) have acquired analytical capacity to understand the role of women in international politics. Institute of International Relations (IRI) São Paulo main campus 1. Introductory meeting: Feminism and Politics 2. Theoretical debate: Feminist Theory in International Relations 3. Feminist problems as international norms: integration in global governance 4. Women and gender equality in practice 5. Women and democracy 6. Feminism in Latin America and democratic transition Janina Onuki 23 PRI5052 4 • Participation in class debates (10%) • A critical review of literature analyzed in class (1500-200 words) (40%) • Final paper (3500-5000 words) analyzing a