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3rd edition of the Intercontinental Academia will have a researcher selected by the IEA

by Richard Meckien - published Sep 15, 2017 04:30 PM - - last modified Sep 29, 2017 11:30 AM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Vinicius Sayão.

Carla Ventura
Carla Ventura

The Scientific Committee of the third edition of the Intercontinental Academia (ICA) has selected Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, a professor of Nursing at USP's campus in Ribeirão Preto, to participate in the two phases of the program, which will take place in Asia and Europe. Ventura had been one of the three pre-selected candidates by the IEA. In Singapore, the event will from March 19 to 28, 2018. The second workshop, which will be held in Birmingham, will be in March 2019.

Organized by the institutes for advanced studies of the University of Birmingham and the Nanyang University of Technology, Singapore, the next edition of the ICA will have 'Laws: Rigidity and Dynamics' as its theme, which has been chosen to generate an intellectual debate about the concept of laws, since these have different meanings in different settings, cultures and individuals.

'The theme demands reflection, analysis and comparison to elucidate the origins of laws and the tensions between them. Whether examining laws conceived by the humanity or natural laws, there is potential for great interactions between different disciplines and to generate knowledge from it,' explain the organizers.

Upon being selected, Ventura will have her travel expenses paid by the IEA, fully or partially, depending on the agreement with the host Institutes.

The ICA is a program of the University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS), a network that brings together 36 institutes of advanced studies from universities of all continents. The first edition of the program, whose central theme was 'Time', has been organized by the IEA and Nagoya University's Institute for Advanced Research. The second edition happened in 2016 in Jerusalem and in Bielefeld, with the theme 'Human Dignity.'


Carla Ventura holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB) and a Law degree from UNESP, where she has also obtained her Masters in International Law. In addition to these, she holds a PhD in Administration from USP.

She is currently a professor of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences at USP's School of Nursing at Ribeirão Preto, where she teaches about human rights, health, development, mental health, bioethics and nursing legislation, among others. She also coordinates a global health research group, leading a team of undergraduates, masters, doctors and postdocs.

Photo: USP's School of Nursing at Ribeirão Preto