Radicalization and Violence: Perspectives and Prevention Approaches


The German-Brazilian Dialogue 2019 is dedicated to understanding and preventing violence and radicalization of conflit that threat societies worldwide. The debates will focus on government policies - local, national and transnational - as well as on education and cultures of remembrance (Erinnerungskultur).

The core purpose of the Dialogue is to promote an exchange between Brazilian and German scientists in this highly relevant research field and to potentialize the creation of new collaborative research projects to be conducted among researchers of both countries.

The aim is to gather scholars and stakeholders from both countries, who are involved in differing professional fields, to discuss and share diagnoses and understandings of the intensification of violence in countries in the Global North and the Global South considering distinct approaches, from national and international perspectives. 

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 Program October, 30th 

08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening Ceremony

Marco Antonio Zago, President (FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation)
Jochen Hellmann, Designated Director (DWIH São Paulo)
Axel Zeidler (German Consulate General in São Paulo)
09:30 Keynote Speakers

Presenter: Stefan Kroll (HSFK, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

Julian Junk (HSFK, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)
Radicalization and Violence – Insights from Germany and Europe

Alba Zaluar (UERJ, Rio de Janeiro State University)
Vicious circles in public security and the increase of crime in Brazil
 Panel 1: Understanding Radicalizations of Conflicts and Violence: Forms, Actors and Spaces
11:00 Moderator: Sérgio Adorno (USP, University of São Paulo)

Session 1.1: Forms and Actors of Violence and Radicalization of Conflicts

Omar Ribeiro Thomaz (Unicamp, University of Campinas)
Names of war, recent history and contemporary conflicts in Mozambique (and beyond)

Esther Solano (Unifesp, Federal University of São Paulo)
Understandig socio-political hate in Brazil

12:05 Lunch Break
13:35 Session 1.2: State and Non-State Violence and Radicalization of Conflicts

Camila Nunes Dias (UFABC, Federal University ABC)
Prisons and police violence building criminal networks in Brazil

Markus-Michael Müller (Freire Universitat Berlin)
Institutional Radicalization: How tough on crime policies can strengthen Latin American street gangs

14:35 Session 1.3: Spaces and Technologies of Violence and Radicalization of Conflicts
Stefan Sieber (ZALF, Leibniz Centre for Agriculture Landscape Research, Müncheberg)
Strategies to improve Food Security in a globalized world: From challenging land use conflicts to resolving scientific methods

Wilson Gomes (UFBA, Federal University of Bahia)
Public spaces, media and technologies: traditional media, social media, online/offline radicalizations

15:35 Questions about Funding for Scientific Cooperation

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (tbd/i)
FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation (tbd/i)
DFG German Research Foundation (tbd/i)
16:05 Networking coffee
16:30 End of Day 1


Program October, 31st 

09:00 Registration
 Panel 2: Strategies for Prevention and Deradicalization of Violence: Governance, Education and Culture
09:30 Moderator: Vitor Blotta (USP, University of São Paulo)

Session 2.1: Governance and Regulation

Frederico de Almeida (Unicamp, University of Campinas)
Political spectrum and criminal policies: democratic convergences and authoritarian tensions in Brazil (1994-2018)

Brigitte Weiffen (USP, University of São Paulo)
International responses to political violence in democracies
10:30 Session 2.2: Education and Culture

Elizabeth Balbachevsky (USP, University of São Paulo)
The institutional design of education and its effects on social inequalities in Brazil

Hans-Christian Jasch (House of the Wannsee Conference)
The educational activities of the Memorial and Educational Site “House of the Wannsee Conference”

11:30 Session 2.3: Science and Research

Andreas Armborst (NCCP, German National Center for Crime Prevention)
Evidence based prevention of violent extremism

Maria Fernanda Tourinho Peres (USP, University of São Paulo)
What is not extreme and radical when it comes to violence? Notes on violence, radicalization and extremism in Brazil

12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Final Keynote Speakers

Presenter: Stefan Kroll (HSFK, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

Thomas Fischer (KU, Catolic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
Prevention of violence and deradicalization of conflicts in Germany

Lilia Schwarcz (USP, University of São Paulo)
Past and present: violence and authoritarianism in Brazil
15:35 Questions about Individual Funding:

DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (tbd/i)
FAPESP São Paulo Research Foundation (tbd/i)
DFG German Research Foundation (tbd/i)
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (tbd/i)
16:00 Closing Words

Euclides de Mesquita Neto (FAPESP Representative)
Marcio Weichert (DWIH Representative)

End of Dialogue

Information: (11) 3838-4362 / eventos@fapesp.br

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