About Brazil Forum UK

Brazil Forum UK is a conference created and organised by a group of Brazilian students in the United Kingdom. The event has been happening every year since 2016 in the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Oxford.

We are a non-profit organisation which endeavours to create a democratic environment to discuss Brazil’s most urgent and relevant issues in way that includes different parts of society.

Since 2016, Brazil Forum UK has been expanding the debate on subjects relevant to Brazilian society. 

Despite several issues have already been addressed, gathering perspectives from prominent specialists, four of them remain as our pillars, present in all editions.

Organizing Team 2020


Luiz Fernando Hagemann

Joinville – SC University College London MSc Sustainable Urbanism

Eduardo José de Carvalho Neto

Rio de Janeiro – RJ Chevening Clore Leadership Fellow

Lia Braga Pessoa

São Paulo – SP London School of Economics Master in Public Administration

Julia Henriques Monnerat

Niteroi – RJ King’s College London MSc Political Economy of Emerging Markets

Leonardo de Morais Soares

Mesquita – RJ University College London MSc. student Human-Computer Interaction


Mateus Alves de Mendonça

Jundiaí – SP London School of Economics MSc in Political Sociology

Marco Antonio Loureiro Rodrigues Junior

Volta Redonda – RJ University of Sussex MA Governance, Development and Public Policy

Júlia Bussab Fonseca

São Paulo – SP London School of Economics MSc Environment and Development

Gabriella Saad Azevedo

Curitiba – PR London School of Economics MSc Criminal Justice Policy


Ricardo Miranda Rocha Leitão

Sao Paulo – SP University of Oxford Master of Public Policy

Luiza Santa Bárbara Nascimento

Aracaju – SE London School of Economics BSc Economic History

Leonardo Ferreira de Souza

Manaus – AM Queen Mary University of London LLM International and Comparative Dispute Resolution

João Costa Quintella

Rio de Janeiro – RJ University College London MSc Security Studies

Camila Pazzini Schuessler

Taubaté – SP University of London | London School of Economics BSc Politics and International Relations

Ana Carolina Bezerra Fernandes Revoredo

Natal – RN University College London MA Human Rights


Marina Formighieri Sperafico

Curitiba – PR London School of Economics MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation

Gabriela Ramos Sarmet

Niterói – RJ SOAS University of London MSc Violence, Conflict and Development

Fabrizia Maria De Marco Balbo

São Paulo – SP London School of Economics MSc. in International Migration and Public Policy

Ana Carolina de Lima Soares

Maceió – AL University of Sussex MA International Relations

Mariana de Almeida Filizola

University College London MA in Digital Media and Education


Renato Grecco

São Paulo – SP London School of Economics LLM Corporate Law

Marli Pires Pereira

São Paulo – SP Birkbeck, University of London International Business and Developmet

Marcela da Fonte Freire

Recife – PE King’s College London LLM International Financial Law

Luís Fernando Cunha Villar

São Paulo – SP University of Oxford MSc Law and Finance

Collaborated with the project

Ana Irys de Menezes Silva
Bruno Campanholli
Bruno Conte
Eduarda Neves Fontes
Guilherme Porto Ottoni
Letícia Oliveira
Renan Nascimento Araújo

Past Editions

Brazil Forum UK, which is going to its fifth edition in 2020, has fostered extremely relevant debates in previous years. Here you can check what was discussed and who was present in the years 2016 to 2019.


Fostering Dialogues

Proposals for sustainable and inclusive development with the collaboration of different sectors.

 Names such as Sônia Guajajara Environmental and indigenous activist, Luís Roberto Barroso, minister of the Supreme Court, Mônica Bergamo, journalist, Cid Gomes, senator, and Eduardo Leite, governor, took part.


Breaking [Down] the Constitution

Discuss the Constitution of 1988 and the advances and setbacks since its promulgation.

Former president Dilma Rousseff, former senator Marina Silva, minister of the Supreme Court Luís Roberto Barroso, physician Dráuzio Varella and senator Ricardo Ferraço, among others, has been in the event as speakers.


Reframing Systems

Encourage a creative analysis of Brazil’s problems, foundations and institutions.

Then judge and current Minister of Justice Sergio Moro, co-chairman of Itaú-Unibanco Roberto Setúbal, former ministers Fernando HaddadCiro Gomes and José Eduardo Cardozo, and the minister of Supreme Court Luís Roberto Barroso, among others, participated.


Transcending Dichotomies

Overcome the polarisation and debate solutions for the political and economic crisis.

As speakers, were invited the former Attorney General of Brazil, Luís Inácio Adams, the economist Persio Arida, Car Wash Operation’s attorney Deltan Dallagnol journalist, Otávio Frias Filho, former Foreign Minister Celso Amorim and the philosopher Luiz Felipe Pondé.