Brazil in the Global Nuclear Order

In this Oslo Nuclear Project seminar, Prof. Carlo Patti will present his new book Brazil in the Global Nuclear Order (JHU Press 2021), the first comprehensive and definitive history of Brazil's decision to give up the nuclear weapon option.

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Abstract: Brazil in the Global Nuclear Order, 1945-2018 is the first comprehensive and definitive history of Brazilian nuclear activities and diplomacy. It provides an in-depth explanation of Brazil's decision to give up the option of developing nuclear weapons and embrace nonproliferation norms after decades of opposition. It also traces how U.S. nonproliferation policies deeply affected Brazil's decisions.

In the book, Carlo Patti draws on recent declassified primary sources collected during years of research in public and private archives in eight different countries and interviews with former presidents, diplomats, and scientists.

Speaker bio: Carlo Patti is a Professor of International Relations at the Federal University of Goiás (Brazil), where he coordinates the graduate programme in Political Science. He received his PhD in History of International Relations from the University of Florence in 2012. His research focuses on Brazil’s foreign policy, Brazil’s nuclear history, international history, nuclear diplomacy, and international security. In 2015, the British Academy awarded him with the Newton Advanced Fellowship. He is the author of Brazil in the Global nuclear Order, 1945-2018 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021). 

Respondent bio: James Cameron is a postdoctoral fellow with the Oslo Nuclear Project in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo. His research focuses on the long history of arms control and its lessons for the present. He is the author of The Double Game: The Demise of America's First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation (Oxford University Press, 2017) and received his PhD in History from the University of Cambridge in 2013.

Published Apr. 25, 2022 3:38 PM - Last modified Apr. 25, 2022 3:39 PM