CANCELED: Norwegian engagement in Brazil: More than trade and investments?
Following advice from national health authorities, we are canceling this event to prevent coronavirus infection.
Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen led a large Norwegian delegation to Brazil in September 2016. Photo: Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações / flickr
A decade ago, Norway sought a broad approach to Brazil. A rising international power with a number of common values and positions in the multilateral system, Brazil was not only an attractive site of investments, but also a favored cooperation partner on environmental and social issues. Currently, while Brazil is still the destiny of large Norwegian investments, other aspects of the relationship have become less pronounced.
In this seminar, former Norwegian Consul of Commercial Affairs to Brazil (July 2016-July 2019), Stein-Gunnar Bondevik, discusses some of the developments and challenges in the relationship between Norway and Brazil and how ties could be broadened and strengthened.
There will be comments by Aage Thoen, chair of the Brazilian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) and Torkjell Leira, author of the recently published book "Kampen om regnskogen – sannheten om Norge i Brasil", followed by a conversation led by Benedicte Bull.