2020 Edition

Due to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the event could not be held at the London School of Economics and at the University of Oxford, where it traditionally takes place. However, we are proud to announce that Brazil Forum UK will be digital, with 12 conferences in June and July, with live broadcast by Estadão. Follow our social media to find out more soon.

Whether they are cyclical or structural, Brazil’s great challenges are connected to historically perpetuated inequalities, to the country’s institutional weaknesses and to the social and environmental impacts caused by a development model based on extraction and agro-export.

The new coronavirus pandemic not only adds to the existing problems but makes them more serious and evident. These are the case of the prison overpopulation that suffers from unsanitary conditions and the proliferation of infectious diseases, from gender violence that was aggravated by confinement, from disincentives to scientific production after successive cuts in the budget of universities and from the challenges faced by our Unified Health System.

In the midst of a global economic recession and positioning itself as the new epicentre of the pandemic, Brazil is also going through one of the biggest political crises in its recent history. In view of this scenario, it is necessary to debate the possible ways and alternatives for overcoming the countless existing challenges.

The fifth edition of Brazil Forum UK, therefore, invites members of civil society, academia, public authorities and the private sector to speak in twelve panels that will address some of the most urgent problems in the country. We believe that only the plural interpretation of the many existing “Brazils” contributes to the qualified basis of diagnoses and propositions.

Saturday | 8h00 – 18:30

@ London School of Economics

– Sheikh Zayed Theatre –

Sunday | 8h00 – 18:30

@ University of Oxford

– Blavatnik School of Government –


Special Interview
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
17/06 HEALTH
The Future of Public Health
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
Environmental Governance in the Amazon
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
Science in Crisis
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
What development do we want?
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
New Ideologies and Political Disputes
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
Future of the Brazilian and World Economy
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
Challenges of the Cultural Sector
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
03/07 GENDER
Women and the pandemic
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
Where is Brazil’s Foreign Policy Going?
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
Penal and prisional Systems
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK
Special Interview: Luís Roberto Barroso
17h BR / 9 p.m. UK


Dilma Rousseff

Former President of Brazil

Public Governance

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Former President of Brazil

Public Governance

Teresa Cristina

Singer and Songwriter


Adriana Erthal Abdenur

Co-Founder, Plataforma CIPÓ

Foreign policy

Luís Roberto Barroso

Justice of the Supreme Federal Court

Local Elections

Adriana Ramos

Instituto Socioambiental


Ailton Krenak

Writer and activist



London School of Economics

New Academic Building
54 Lincolns Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3LJ

Travelling to LSE

Underground stations: Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines), Temple (District and Circle lines), Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines)

National rail stations: Waterloo, Charing Cross, Blackfriars, St Pancras International

University of Oxford

Blavatnik School of Government
120 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6GG

Travelling to Oxford

Airport services: trains and buses from Heathrow and Gatwick

Trains: From London Paddington and London Marylebone

Coaches: 24-hour coach service from London.

Media Coverage