Global International Thought in the Portuguese-speaking World: Joaquim Nabuco
In this term’s inaugural session of the Global Thinkers of the International Discussion Series, Professor Leslie Bethell, a leading expert on 19th and 20th century Latin America, Emeritus Fellow of St Anthony’s College and founder of the Centre for Brazilian Studies, Oxford, will trace the life and internationalist thought of Brazil’s Joaquim Nabuco (1849–1910).

Nabuco was a Brazilian writer, statesman, and a leading voice in the abolitionist movement of his country. One of his most significant works in this regard is the book “O Abolicionismo” that was published in 1883. He later became the first Brazilian ambassador to the United States from 1905–1910 marking a significant shift in Brazil’s role in the world arena.

He soon became a proponent of Pan-Americanism as he realised the importance for Brazil and other South American nations, to develop a united relationship with the North American stage. Like many other thinkers in this series, his voice has not made its way into mainstream International Relations.
Date: 25 October 2019, 17:30 (Friday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: St Cross College, St Giles OX1 3LZ
Speaker: Leslie Bethell (St Antony’s College and King’s College London)
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
Organisers: Sharinee Jagtiani (University of Oxford ), Marina Perez De Arcos (St Cross), Professor Richard Caplan (Department of Politics and International Relations)
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Hosts: Sharinee Jagtiani (University of Oxford ), Marina Perez De Arcos (St Cross)
Part of: The Global Thinkers Project, Oxford: Reviving silenced internationalist voices in International Relations
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Sharinee Jagtiani, Anna Chirniciuc