EPGE promotes series of debates on contemporary issues

EPGE FGV - Brazilian School of Economics and Finance held on March 26, the fifth event in the series "Contemporary Issues", which brings to the academic environment  issues of social relevance nowadays. Suggested by  students of the School, the series "aims to expose students to debates and lectures dealing with social issues in order to enable them to support their ideas and arguments on these same themes  and others that arise in discussions," says Professor Luis Braido, EPGE director of academic and regulatory affairs.

 
Although directed to undergraduate students of the School , the series of debates is open to the public and have been conducted  by personalities as professor Aloisio Araujo , deputy director of EPGE, professor Partha Dasgupta - one of the world's leading experts in environmental  economics, professor Tiago Berriel and IBRE researcher Regis Bonelli, who presented the last seminar.
 
On the meeting of March 26, lawyer Marcelo Sade, Cel. Aviator of  Brazilian Air Force, spoke about the historical  origin of international humanitarian law - set of laws that protect people in times of armed conflict and which are related to countries in conflict,  neutral countries, individuals involved in the conflict, the relationship between them and the protection of civilians.
 
"The school sees very positively students' exposure to issues that are often not directly addressed in the formal curriculum",  said  Director of Undergraduate in Economics, Professor. Luis Braido, explaining that  school conducts assessments with its students for the constant improvement of the topics to be covered and also about the format of the talks.
 
The next two debates happen on  April 2 and May 14 and will talk about Sociology of Sport, with Mauricio Murad, and indigenous groups in the history of Rio de Janeiro, with Marina Machado.