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Good Practices, Trends, and Fire Fighting Technology for Cultural Heritage

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:21 AM

This meeting with Christopher Marrion and Renata Motta is part of a series of events on conservation and restoration held at USP's Institute of Advanced Studies in partnership with ICOM Brasil, the Consulate General of the United States in São Paulo, and IEA's research group Fórum Permanente: Cultural System Between Public and Private.

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Future of Marine-Dependent Societies: Climate Change and Fishing Communities

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:14 AM

The 2nd meeting of the cycle of debates on the Future of Marine-Dependent Societies has gathered a Spanish anthropologist and an Indian economist who investigate socio-ecological changes associated with climate change in coastal communities of India, Africa, and Oceania. As a counterpoint, researchers from the Fisheries Ecosystems Laboratory of USP' Oceanographic Institute (LABPESQ / IO-USP), have presented Brazilian studies in the field.

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Primate Archaeology: Humans and Non-Humans - Part 2 of 2

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:26 AM

Archaic evidence of tool use by non-human primates may help to understand the evolution of human technology in a comparative perspective. Coordinated by ethologist Eduardo Ottoni, a professor at USP's Institute of Psychology (IP) and a current participant in IEA's Sabbatical Year Program, the event brought together archaeologists Tomos Proffitt (University College London, UK) and Adrián Arroyo (Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution, Spain), in addition to three researchers from USP.

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Primate Archaeology: Humans and Non-Humans - Part 1 of 2

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:26 AM

Archaic evidence of tool use by non-human primates may help to understand the evolution of human technology in a comparative perspective. Coordinated by ethologist Eduardo Ottoni, a professor at USP's Institute of Psychology (IP) and a current participant in IEA's Sabbatical Year Program, the event brought together archaeologists Tomos Proffitt (University College London, UK) and Adrián Arroyo (Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution, Spain), in addition to three researchers from USP.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 15.2 - Frank Muller-Karger

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:12 AM

In the second part of his class, Dr. Muller-Karger presented some examples of operational ocean observation.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 15.1 - Frank Muller-Karger

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:17 AM

Dr. Frank Muller-Karger discussed the importance of observing life in the sea and presented the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON).

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 14.2 - Anne Langaas Gossé

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:17 AM

Resuming the debate on MSP, Dr. Gossé presented examples of the organization and processes in Norway.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 14.1 - Anne Langaas Gossé

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:17 AM

Dr. Anne Langas Gossé presented the concept and procedures related to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP).

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 13.2 - Daniel Suman

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:12 AM

The second part of Dr. Suman’s class resumed the discussion on the challenge of governance in marine social-ecological systems.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 13.1 - Daniel Suman

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:12 AM

Dr. Daniel Suman debated the science-policy dimensions, focusing on biological aspects and policy-relevant issues.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 12.2 - Fabio Hazin

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:12 AM

The second part of Dr. Hazin's talk focused on demonstrating how RFMOs work by utilizing the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 12.1 - Fabio Hazin

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:11 AM

Dr. Fabio Hazin contextualized worldwide fisheries, and presented instruments and international agreements to fisheries' management, focusing on the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and Arrangements (RFMO/As).

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 10.2 - Milton Asmus

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:16 AM

The second part of Dr. Asmus’ class was an exercise where participants discussed the challenges of managing ecosystems in order to balance their many services.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 10.1 - Milton Asmus

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:16 AM

In the last class of this cycle, Dr. Milton Asmus presented the concept of Blue Economy and debated the importance of an ecosystem approach to ocean conservation.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 9.2 - Angelo Fraga Bernardino

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:16 AM

On the second part of his class, Dr. Bernardino focused on the impact of climate change on ocean biodiversity.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 9.1 - Angelo Fraga Bernardino

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:16 AM

Dr. Angelo Bernardino presented an overview of oceans’ heterogeneity and primary production, and how biodiversity information has been applied to conservation purposes, such as the creation of marine protected areas.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 8.2 - Edmo Campos

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:15 AM

In the second part of this class, Dr. Campos focused on ocean circulation and its impacts on climate.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 8.1 - Edmo Campos

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:15 AM

Prof. Dr. Edmo Campos discussed the importance of understanding oceans, modeling ocean basins, the role of South Atlantic Ocean and the relationship between oceans and Earth's climate.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 7.2 - Luiz Drude de Lacerda

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:15 AM

On the second part of his class, Dr. Lacerda focused on the mangrove system, its conservation, uses and drivers of impact.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 7.1 - Luiz Drude de Lacerda

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:09 AM

Dr. Luiz Drude de Lacerda presented the concept and main characteristics of the continent-ocean interface and its main threats.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 6.2 - Silvia Ines Romero

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:09 AM

In the second part of the class, Dr. Romero discussed about climate change and how it affects the ocean.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 6.1 - Silvia Ines Romero

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:09 AM

In the first class of the cycle “Sharing the advances in ocean science: processes and connections,” Dr. Silvia Ines Romero presented the basics on ocean circulation.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 5.2 - Alan Simcock

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:09 AM

Mr. Simcock also presented the World Ocean Assessment and its relationships to current policy issues.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 5.1 - Alan Simcock

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:09 AM

The biggest question of all of the classes so far was how to best govern the ocean. In the last classes of the cycle, Mr. Alan Simcock brought up the common factors that influence the international governance.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 4.2 - Leandra Gonçalves and Leopoldo Gerhardingher

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:08 AM

Dr. Leopoldo Gerhardinger discussed the science-policy interface and the need for change in their relationship.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 4.1 - Leandra Gonçalves and Leopoldo Gerhardingher

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:08 AM

Dr. Leandra Torres presented the main international ocean-related agreements and discussed the global ocean governance, presenting its main characteristics and current challenges.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 3.2 - Cristiana Simão Seixas

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:08 AM

The presentation by Dr. Cristiana Simão Seixas approached the IPBES – Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, giving special focus to the America’s assessment report.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 3.1 - Cristiana Simão Seixas

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:08 AM

Dr. Cristiana Simão Seixas presented the concept of complex coastal and marine socio-ecological systems, and discussed research and governance issues.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 2.2 - Pedro Roberto Jacobi

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:08 AM

The second part of the class with Dr. Pedro Roberto Jacobi was an open debate about the importance of interdisciplinary research to connect science to the decision-making process.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 2.1 - Pedro Roberto Jacobi

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:07 AM

Dr. Pedro Roberto Jacobi discussed the concept of governance and its applicability to the ocean. After contextualizing the concept, he discussed the challenges for improved governance, which involves a more democratic science.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Book launch: "Brazilian Marine Biodiversity"

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:06 AM

Dr. Alexander Turra and Dr. Angelo Bernardino presented the ReBentos (Brazilian Monitoring Network for Coastal Benthic Habitats) and lauched the first volume of the Springer Series on Marine Brazilian Biodiversity “Brazilian Estuaries – a Benthic perspective”.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 1.2 - Jake Rice - Challenges in Ocean Science

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:07 AM

The discussion on the international ocean agenda continues as Dr. Jake Rice presents a brief history of ocean science, addressing how it has improved and pointing out its current challenges. Dr. Rice also addressed why some of these challenges persist as a higher integration of social sciences and ocean science takes places, leading to future needs.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Class 1.1 - Jake Rice - Oceans in The International Agenda

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:07 AM

In the first class of the cycle on “Setting the Context: theoretical and historical background”, Dr. Jake Rice addressed the multiple views and difficult choices to build an international ocean agenda, and the actual challenges to improve ocean governance and promote a real global policy.

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São Paulo Ocean School - Opening Session and Panel 1

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:06 AM

The first day of the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Ocean Interdisciplinary Research and Governance brought together representatives of different coastal countries into a panel in order to discuss the importance of the oceans and the need of scientific knowledge for decision making.

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Future of Marine-Dependent Societies: Advanced Science on Climate Change and Oceans

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:17 AM

The first debate of a cycle that has been originated from the project "The Future of Marine-dependent Societies: Climate Change, Innequalities and Cooperation in Complex Socio-ecological Systems," developed by Professor Maria Gasalla (IO-USP) in 2016 during her participation in IEA's Sabbatical Year Program, has addressed subjects from an advanced studies' perspective in order to broaden the academic dialogue with society. It has presented recent results and perspectives on quantitative modeling of two of the most prominent contemporary scientists that integrate global climate and biogeochemical models with aspects directly related to living resources, and the contributions of the oceans to society. William Cheung, from the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, has explored why advanced studies on the subject are needed in addition to presenting the results of his research. Marion Gehlen, from the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (France), has presented perspectives from a biogeochemical scientist's viewpoint.

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Demographic Dividend in Latin America

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:29 AM

Reducing birth rates and increasing life expectancy of the population can bring benefits to economies, but also some challenges for countries facing this reality. If on one hand a larger economically active population can result in gains in development, on the other one also needs to be prepared to cater to the growing proportion of older people. The theme was discussed in this panel by representatives of El Colegio de México, the World Bank and the SEADE Foundation.

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Migration and Education

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:20 AM

In this seminar, the president of El Colegio de México has presented the results of her research on the effects of migration on the education of children and young people. According to her, the educational trajectories of children can be positively or negatively altered due to their own mobility or that of their parents.

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2018 UBIAS Directors' Conference - Around the world: regional presentations

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:21 AM

In this session, participants from different regions of the world showed the realities and experiences of their institutes for advanced studies. UBIAS-network members have been presented in regional groups: Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia. There have also been short presentations from institutes at Lincoln, Turku and Campinas universities.

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2018 UBIAS Directors' Conference - Opening Session

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:15 AM

From March 19 to 23, the IEA-USP hosted the 5th UBIAS directors' conference. Held every two years, these meetings enable the exchange of information on the activities, management and priorities of the institutes, and the definition of joint initiatives.

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Use of Geographic Methods to Characterize Social Inequalities

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:16 AM

Peter Kraftl and members of his research team at the University of Birmingham discussed the theme "sustainable cities" based on two research projects: '(Re)Connect the Nexus: Young Brazilians' Experiences of and Learning about Food, Water and Energy' and 'Planning for sustainable urban transformation – research, impact and evidence from India.'

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Architectures of Knowledge: Interdisciplinary Research on Games, Virtuality and the Global Museum

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:14 AM

Christian Stein, from the Interdisciplinary Laboratory in Berlin, presented recent research on "Knowledge Architectures", the core area of the Excellence Cluster Image Knowledge Gestaltung. Founding member of gamelab.berlin, he showed ongoing projects on 1. games as cultural technique; 2. virtuality; and 3. virtual reality, in addition to the use of games and principles of game design in other environments.

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Les Femmes à L'Universitaire et dans les Sciences: Défis et Perspectives

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 08:46 AM

(En français) Mise en lumière du constat alarmant de la place fort réduite qu’occupent les femmes dans les moyennes et hautes sphères des hiérarchies des institutions d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche, ainsi que des inégalités qui existent entre femme et homme dans le domaine scientifique, notamment parmi la population des chercheurs dans l’ingénierie et la technologie, ainsi que dans l’accès à la prise de décision. « Le Réseau Francophone des Femmes Responsables dans l’Enseignement Supérieur et la Recherche » (RESUFF), qui a été créé à l’initiative de l’AUF, œuvre pour favoriser l’accès des femmes universitaires aux postes de responsabilité.

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Can we Achieve Sustainable Agriculture?

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:13 AM

In this presentation, Leslie Firbank evaluated whether agriculture has been adopting techniques that prioritize the quality of the land by maintaining the natural capital required for its use in the future. He argued that there is a "safe and just operating space" for agriculture, where food can be produced in sufficient quantity without harming the environment.

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The Power of Interdisciplinary Research: the Example of Digital Humanities

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:14 AM

Jane Ohlmeyer, a professor of modern history and chair of the Irish Research Council (IRC), has reported the importance of interdisciplinary research and her experience in the field of digital humanities through the project 1641 Depositions, a collaboration of researchers from the arts, humanities, science , technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Why Science needs more than Interdisciplinarity

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:25 AM

"It seems like they are trying to eliminate the humanities because there is an idea that apparently this field does not bring much money or many students to the institutions. This is the worst direction we could take. There is a crisis in the way we deal with the humanities and we should change it." The quote by chronobiologist Till Roenneberg seeded his conference on interdisciplinarity given at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) during the 1st Intercontinental Academia (ICA). Invited by the IEA to revisit the presentation of the ICA, the scientist from the Institute of Medical Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) gave the conference Why Science needs more than Interdisciplinarity.

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Research Without Frontiers: The Future of Academic Publication in a Digital World

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:18 AM

A work developed by Michael Elliot for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has been used as a starting point for the activity. It is a project on how digital networks can change the academic monograph.

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The Humanities and its Publics

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:20 AM

In this event Michael Elliott has addressed the American academics' view of their role in society since the beginning of the 20th century and the possibilities and risks of becoming a public intellectual in the digital age.

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Children Who Care – Global Perspectives on Children’s Hidden Care-Giving Roles within their Families

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:17 AM

Children and young people have been increasingly spending their time in a position which grows throughout the world. Tens of millions of them become informal caregivers of older members of their own family, often parents, grandparents or close relatives who are ill, disabled or in need of assistance, support and supervision. Professor Saul Becker, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Birmingham and a specialist in this line of research, addressed the theme at the conference Children Who Care – Global Perspectives on Children’s Hidden Care-Giving Roles within their Families, that took place on October 21, in the IEA's Events Room, from 9.30 am to 12 pm.

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Interdisciplinarity and the New Governance of Universities

by Sergio R V Bernardo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:12 AM

Interdisciplinarity and the New Governance of Universities was the subject of the conference that sociologist Peter Weingart, professor at Bielefeld University (Germany) gave on July 28 at the IEA’s Events Room. Weingart discussed the challenges to developing interdisciplinary courses at universities. He focused on two major epistemological obstacles related to the nature of disciplines: deeply institutionalized forms of producing knowledge; and rigid organizational structures, enclosed in departments and faculties.

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Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot (Day 3)

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:09 AM

Researchers from Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil gathered at the seminar 'Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot?'. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together researchers with different approaches to common problems in the study of animal behavior and thus integrate different lines of research. It was also an opportunity for the interaction between Brazilian and foreign researchers.

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Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot (Day 2 - Part 2)

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:10 AM

Researchers from Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil gathered at the seminar 'Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot?'. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together researchers with different approaches to common problems in the study of animal behavior and thus integrate different lines of research. It was also an opportunity for the interaction between Brazilian and foreign researchers.

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Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot (Day 2 - Part 1)

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:10 AM

Researchers from Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil gathered at the seminar 'Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot?'. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together researchers with different approaches to common problems in the study of animal behavior and thus integrate different lines of research. It was also an opportunity for the interaction between Brazilian and foreign researchers.

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Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot (Day 1 - Part 2)

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:10 AM

Researchers from Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil gathered at the seminar 'Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot?'. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together researchers with different approaches to common problems in the study of animal behavior and thus integrate different lines of research. It was also an opportunity for the interaction between Brazilian and foreign researchers.

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Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot (Day 1 - Part 1)

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:11 AM

Researchers from Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil gathered at the seminar 'Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot?'.

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Can History teach us Anything? 100 Years of the First World War - Panel 2

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:06 AM

Literatura, História e Histórias das Ideias: as análises de especialistas para explicar e entender o significado da Primeira Guerra Mundial.

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Can History teach us Anything? 100 Years of the First World War - Panel 1

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:06 AM

Literatura, História e Histórias das Ideias: as análises de especialistas para explicar e entender o significado da Primeira Guerra Mundial.

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Memory, Memorials and the Future of Democracies (first day - opening)

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:09 AM

The purpose of this seminar is to present some recent contributions of research on the construction, consolidation and preservation of social memory and politics in many countries and Brazil.

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Changing Global Environments

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:04 AM

Presentation and analysis of the third edition of the World Report on Social Sciences, which seeks to understand the causes and consequences of global environmental change.

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Mathematical Intuitions and their Cerebral Bases

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:07 AM

Stanislas Dehaene, from the Collège de France, demonstrated that the ability to estimate quantities forms the basis of the human being's mathematical (abstract reasoning) and arithmetic (calculation) skills. Part of his research has been reported in this exhibition. The arithmetic case requires a developed symbolic system, such as a system of language.

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The Apartheid Archive: Racism, Memory and Belonging among South Africans in Australia

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:02 AM

The seminar conducted by South African psychologist Christopher Sonn presented the Apartheid Archive Project, which seeks to expand the official story by including lifestories during the segregation regime in South Africa.

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Borders and Convergences between Neuroscience and Behavior: Methodological and Theoretical Challenges in Knowledge Generation

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:02 AM

This event was an initiative of presenting a discussion between common aspects and differences of the so-called hard neuroscience, based on molecular and laboratorial studies, and a more behavioral perspective based on studies of ethological fields.

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Global Changes and their Impacts on the Expansion of World Democracy

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:01 AM

A temática desse encontro analisou de que maneira as mudanças globais impactam sobre o desenvolvimento da democracia no mundo.

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What does it mean to be moved by an artwork?

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:01 AM

At the event, Menninghaus presented the results of a research project that is being developed with the goal of establishing "being moved" and "being touched" as concepts of genuine emotion and revealing their role in aesthetic appreciation. According to the researcher, “this includes a novel perspective on the time-honored issue of aesthetic pleasure associated with negative emotions."

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Washing without Water and other Stories of Innovation: Accelerating research into societal innovation

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:02 AM

“Washing without Water and other Stories of Innovation: Accelerating research into societal innovation” is the theme of the conference given by Richard A. Williams, director of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and one of the vice-chancellors of the University of Birmingham. According to Williams, there is a global need to maximise societal sustainability of food, energy and water. The talk will present two “extraordinary” stories of innovation that impact the environment. “Both arise from fundamental university-based research that is being translated into society. Both present radical innovations that are disruptive to current societal practices.”

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Prosperity without Growth - A Good Life on a Finite Planet

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:59 AM

The way natural resources are being used by modern society due to the consumerism and the imperative of economic growth has been the theme of the conference held by economist Tim Jackson. The event also served to launch the Portuguese version of the book 'Prosperity without Growth - A Good Life on a Finite Planet', written by the economist.

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Technology: The New Totemism

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:57 AM

‘Technology: The New Totemism’ is the subject of the debate between sociologist Derrick de Kerckhove, from the University of Toronto, and anthropologist Massimo Canevacci, visiting professor at the IEA.

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Talk with Alison Wylie

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:57 AM

An informative talk with Alison Wylie essentially tried to discuss her work and philosophical ideas. Wylie focuses her research on philosophy of social and historical sciences, and on archaeology.

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Feminist Research from the Standpoint Theory Perspective

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:29 AM

Philosopher Alison Wylie gave the conference 'Feminist Research from the Standpoint Theory Perspective', in which she has analyzed gender research in archaeology. The event took place on October 14 and was attended by Hugh Lacey, professor emeritus from Swarthmore College and visiting professor at the IEA.

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Interview with Rogério Meneghini

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:58 AM

Interview with the scientometrics expert Rogério Meneghini on the conception of the electronic library SciELO, of which he is the scientific coordinator. This interview has been presented at the biennial UBIAS Conference in Vancouver, on September 19, 2013.

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Sesame - A Visit to a Parallel Reality

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:58 AM

Sesame is a center for research and advanced technology around a third-generation synchrotron light source under construction in Allan, Jordan, supported by a partnership between UNESCO and the Palestinian Authority, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel , Jordan, Pakistan and Turkey, which have full control over their development, use and funding.

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The Place of Race: Contemporary Caribbean Debates

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:06 AM

This event has discussed racism in Cuba and Haiti in order to present the two cases in comparison. Professors Rachel Price and Nick Nesbitt, both from Princeton University, presented the theme focusing on cultural, historical and political issues.

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International Seminar of Communicative and Cultural Memory

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:58 AM

Throughout their studies, Jan and Aleida make a distinction between two types of memory: a communicative one, related to memories passed from one generation to another in an informal and daily way, usually by oral tradition, and a cultural one, referring to the collective memories of the past that have a symbolic character and that last through texts, images, rites, monuments and other mnemonic supports.

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Conference on the Rainforest Continent Business School at the Brazil Institute

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:05 AM

Maritta Koch-Weser (Coordinator of IEA's 'Amazon Transformation: History and Perspectives' Research Group), Camilo Capiberibe (Governor of the State of Amapá), and André Guimarães (CI Brasil) gave presentations after a meeting that brought together representatives of government agencies, NGOs, universities, private companies and international organizations, aiming to discuss the pioneering initiative of creating the first business school dedicated to make the preservation of tropical forests not only an environmental priority but also a business proposal.

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Nuclear Astrophysics: from Stars to Nuclei

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:03 AM

The talk is focused on the interplay between astrophysics and nuclear physics, which is called 'nuclear astrophysics'. Professor Descouvemont gives an introduction about the way stars are born and how different they evolve. It is shown that nuclear reactions play a central role in the star evolution: they produce the energy released by the stars, and determine the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.

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The University of Birmingham's Institute of Advanced Studies: The Year of Development and Plans for the Future

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:01 AM

The Director of the University of Birmingham's Institute of Advanced Studies, Malcolm Press, presents the development of the institute in its first year of existence and plans for the future. Martin Grossmann, Director of the IEA, presents the new website of the institute.

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Faith Literacies in Children's Homes and Community Settings

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:05 AM

The themes of poverty and malnutrition are addressed in this roundtable with Professor of Language and Culture Education Eve Gregory. She is one of the scholars who question the relationship of poverty and malnutrition as causes of not learning to read and write.

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Advanced Research at Nagoya University

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:58 AM

Economist Dapeng Cai and chemist Susumu Saito, researchers from the Institute of Advanced Research of the Nagoya University (Japan), present the paths chosen by the Institute to contribute to the university's excellence in research production and worldwide recognition, and also the project to be developed in partnership with the IEA.

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European Union-Brazil Relations

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:59 AM

The strategic partnership between the EU and Brazil, and the role of Poland in this context were the subject of the conference given by Radoslaw Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland. He said that Brazil is a natural ally of the EU in the construction of the new reality based on the trends prevailing in the last decade.

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Latin American and Contemporary Art: Curatorship and Collecting

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:08 AM

Brazilian and foreign experts will discuss a range of issues related to contemporary Latin American art, such as geopolitics, curatorship, art market, institutionality, circulations and displacement, contexts and actions. The coordinator will be Martin Grossman, director of IEA and curator-coordinator of the Fórum Permanente. The debate is promoted by IEA, the Centro Cultural de España in São Paulo (CCE-SP) and the Fórum Permanente.

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Genocides and Political Violence in a New Political Order

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:05 AM

Marina Calloni, from the University of Studies of Milan-Bicocca, discusses the new geopolitical relations and economic powers to organized violence, reflected around the identity and Islamic fundamentalism, which in her view are interspersed by armed conflicts of "preventive" nature and by "war against terror", and thus "the wars have become lawless, amorphous, undefined and ubiquitous".

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Behavioral Characters Perform well as Indicators of Phylogeny

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:05 AM

Behavioral data are commonly used to produce evolutionary trees. Biologist John W. Wenzel, specialist in entomology, discusses this theme of evolution based on the central theme of Darwinian biology.

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The Importance of Genomic Imprinting for Understanding Human Psychology and Pediatric Disorders

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:04 AM

Social theory based on natural selection - which includes the theory of self-deception as an adaptive strategy - and biology of selfish genetic elements - which explains certain internal genetic conflicts - are the issues outlined in this lecture by the evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers, who began his studies investigating and developing theories of reciprocal altruism, parental investment in care of offspring, sexual selection, parent-offspring conflict, the ratio between the number of males and females, deception and self-deception.

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Money as Symbol of American Identity in American Literature and Films

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:07 AM

'In general, money represents values ​​and meanings beyond their commercial and financial functions. Its magic, tinkling, color and smell have excited the human imagination and created fables, stories and characters like Shylock from Shakespeare or Molière's Harpagon.' This perspective led Sina Vatanpour's conference, emphasizing the various meanings that money evokes in the USA.

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Life, an Emergent Property

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:07 AM

Pier Luigi Luisi conducts pioneering research on self-organization and self-replication of supramolecular chemical systems. The studies are relevant to research on the origin of life, an area in which Luisi is one of the greatest exponents.

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Evolution and its Role in Science and Society

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:05 AM

To characterize the role of evolution in science and society is the theme of the conference of biologist Tow Wensellers. Working with the so-called social insects (ants, bees and wasps), Wensellers discusses social evolution emphasizing the conflict of social groups.

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Darwin's Special Difficulty: Worker Insects

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:05 AM

Lecture that honors the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth presents the exhibition of Francis Ratnieks, of Sussex University, UK. Ratnieks - expert on Evolution - discusses the problem of social insects to Darwin and his own research on the topic.

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Dis-Enchantment and Interpenetration: Modernity, Postmodernity and Forms of Reflexivity

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:08 AM

From the interpretation of postmodernity as a second episode of "disenchantment" (the first being the collapse of religious faith and traditional community, according to the analysis of Max Weber on modernity), Shinn has analyzed the way to an alternative post-post-modern perspective to the concept of interpenetrating referents.

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Development of Circadian Control of Behavior

by Richard Meckien — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:59 AM

Ethologist Jerry Hogan gave this conference searching for the discussion of circadian processes that affect the behavior of the majority of animal species, clarifying that it will still take a lot to better comprehend the development of such control. Hogan's interests include the development of communication, of nourishment and of cleansing in fowls, approaching aspects of biological rhythm.

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The Politics of Science and Technology Policy: U.S.-European Comparisons

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:08 AM

Professor of science and technology studies at the John F. Kennedy Government School of Harvard University, Sheila Jasanoff has delivered the lecture "The Politics of Science and Technology Policy: US-European Comparisons." Jasanoff researches especially the role of science and technology in law, politics and public policy of modern democracies, with particular focus on the challenges of globalization and the implications of scientific and technological changes in national, international and global levels. These were the topics she has addressed in her conference.

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Avoiding Dangerous Climate Changes

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:07 AM

David King, chief scientific adviser of the British government, was the exhibitor at the conference 'Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change', where he discussed the impacts of climate change and the measures that should be taken to stabilize the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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Recent Trends in American Policy: Democracy Abroad but Not at Home?

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:08 AM

American historian Alexander Keyssar, from Harvard University, has delivered the conference "Recent Trends in American Policy: Democracy Abroad but Not at Home?", which analyzed the contradiction between American efforts to build democracy abroad and the simultaneous commitment to restrict popular participation and electoral institutions in the U.S.. The conference was held on November 8, 2006, in English.

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Recent Trends in American Policy: Democracy Abroad but Not at Home?

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:00 AM

Essa conferência analisou a contradição entre os esforços norte-americanos (considerando-se até que ponto eles sejam reais) para a construção da democracia no exterior e o empenho simultâneo em restringir a participação popular e as instituições eleitorais nos EUA.

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State of the World

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 10:02 AM

Seminário que teve como objetivo fornecer análise especial sobre a China e a Índia e o impacto no cenário mundial como grandes consumidores de recursos e poluidores dos ecossistemas locais e globais.

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Science facing the Origin of Life on Earth — Experimental and Philosophical Problems

by Sandra Codo — last modified Sep 19, 2019 09:59 AM

Um dos expoentes mundiais nas pesquisas sobre a origem da vida, Pier Luigi Luisi, docente e pesquisador da Universidade de Estudos de Roma III, Itália, falou sobre suas pesquisas na reconstituição, em laboratório, de sistemas protocelulares a partir de condições mínimas e suficientes para programar a vida celular e, também, sobre os estudos de proteínas que não são produto da evolução biológica.

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