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1 Cláudio Costa Pinheiro The School of Social Sciences/CPDOC Getulio Vargas Foundation Rio de Janeiro The IBSA Academic-Intellectual Network Scholars, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa IBSA Academic Forum Policy Dialogue

2 The IBSA Academic Network Scholars, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa Recent World Economic Crises Reminding us of the perversity of Globalization at the production of Exclusion: the Discontents Roger Burbach (1996); The Discontents generating their own grammar and vocabulary towards mutual comprehension and intellectual cooperation; Forces Global restructuration of Geopolitical and Economic axis; Remember us that world is not directed towards a single model of Modernity (Economic, Political or Intellectual) under dispute Partha Chatterjee

3 The IBSA Academic Network Project Scholars, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa Project coordinated and conducted by The Research Group on Peripheral Studies & South Cooperation Getulio Vargas Foundation, Campinas St. Univ, Rio de Janeiro Fed. Rural Univ, Paraná Fed. Univ and the UnB; The Project background and targets The development of pro-active proposals for restructuring the intellectual scenario visà-vis South-South cooperation; Discussing the role and responsibility of emerging countries (IBSA) intellectuals on challenging and developing alternatives to the international Northern oriented academic establishment; To reduce the mutual ignorance of intellectual agendas and interests to foment direct and horizontal contacts between IBSA scholars, institutions and intellectual production (publications, seminars etc). Major Themes Macro-politics of higher education vis-à-vis international cooperation of peripheral academic contexts tendency of Northern oriented intellectual paradigms; Higher Education and the development of Autonomous Thinking voicing and fomenting dialogue between scholars and academies of peripheral countries;

4 The IBSA Academic Network Project Scholars, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa The conditions for an Autonomous Thinking 1. To map the ground for potential academic cooperation ventures The IBSA Brazilian Academic Project example; 2. Taking IBSA opportunity for the establishment of horizontal dialogues that challenges the International North-South division of Academic Labour (hegemonic Centers generating theories versus intellectual peripheries that only generate data) Syed Alatas Singapore; 3. To establish academic priorities towards an IBSA agenda The need to institutionalize individual or localized efforts toward IBSA cooperation and establish a coordinated agenda of mutual relevance and scientific progress; Initial outcome of this perspective The IBSA Brazilian Academic Network the identification of Researchers, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa (first part accomplished);

5 The IBSA Brazilian Academic Network Researchers, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa Motivations The identification of competencies between Brazilian scholars on themes related to India and South Africa; To divulgue the names of scholars and of the Brazilian academic production related to India and South Africa and with that identify the areas that have more number of specialists and works and those in need of further attention and investiment; To make known the entities that were in the past or that have been playing major roles on sponsoring research activities and academic contacts between Brazil, India and South Africa; To do a memory of the Brazilian academic initiatives and scholars that have worked with India and South Africa;

6 The IBSA Brazilian Academic Project Researchers, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa The Scope of the Project 1. Scholars and Institutions a. Identification of all the scholars and academic institutions based in Brazil (Brazilians or foreigners) with academic interests and true intellectual dialogues with India and South Africa; b. Identification of Brazilian scholars and academic institutions working in or in cooperation with India and South Africa; c. Naming scholars-experts that have had or have been working as key persons on the dialogue with India and South Africa.

7 2. The Brazilian Products of the Academic Interactions and Studies regarding India and South Africa a. Research Projects List of all the research projects regarding India or South Africa (past or present) b. Bibliography List of all the publications edited in Brazil related to India and South Africa; List of all the publications of Brazilians abroad regarding India and South Africa; c. Academic Institutions List of every center, department or programme directed to work with India and South Africa; d. IBSA Events List of regular courses, congresses and seminars that happened in Brazil; e. Academic transit List of scholars (Brazilians, Indians and South Africans) that have circulated between these countries sponsored by Brazilian Agencies;

8 The IBSA Academic Database

9 Sample

10 The IBSA Academic Database (Brief Preliminary Report) Information regarding Brazilian and Indian researchers based in Brazil; Scholars identified by: Distribution through Fields of Expertise & Gender;

11 The Brazilian South Africa Fields of Expertise and Researchers Gender Fields Of Science and Gender Areas Total Male Female Agrarian Sciences Biological Sciences Health Sciences Physics and Earth Sciences Human Sciences Applied Social Sciences Engineering Linguistics, Literature & Arts Total

12 The Brazilian South Africa Researchers Concentration through Fields of Expertise Fields of Science Health Sciences Agrarian Sciences Biological Sciences Human Sciences Applied Social Sciences Engenniering Linguistics, Literature & Arts 0 Phisycal and Earth Sciences

13 The Brazilian India Researchers Gender and Fields of Science Divisions Fields Of Science and Gender Areas Total Male Female Agrarian Sciences Biological Sciences Health Sciences Physics and Earth Sciences Human Sciences Applied Social Sciences Engineering Linguistics, Literature & Arts Total

14 The Brazilian India Researchers Concentration through Fields of Science Fields Of Science Agrarian Sciences Biological Sciences Health Sciences Phisycal and Earth Sciences Human Sciences Applied Social Sciences Engenniering Linguistics, Literature & Arts 0

15 Indian Researchers based in Brazil Gender and Fields of Expertise Fields Of Science and Gender Areas Total Male Female Agrarian Sciences Biological Sciences Health Sciences Physics and Earth Sciences Human Sciences Applied Social Sciences Engineering Linguistics, Literature & Arts Total

16 Indian Researchers based in Brazil Researchers Concentration through Fields of Science Fields Of Science Agrarian Sciences Biological Sciences Health Sciences Phisycal and Earth Sciences Human Sciences Applied Social Sciences Engenniering Linguistics, Literature & Arts 0

17 The IBSA Brazilian Academic Network Researchers, Institutions and the Brazilian Academic Production regarding India and South Africa Challenges 1. The development of a more horizontal academic debating agenda; 2. To confront the imaginative outline within which knowledge is normally produced the theoretical apparatus, the vocabulary and grammar of a Northern oriented scientific international agenda; 3. To Voice developing countries on challenges a certain world-music academic effect analytical frameworks that places South as illustrative case studies within a Global Economy of Knowledge directed towards Northern models of Development and Modernity; Proposals 1. To use this experience and expertise could as a model for mapping and disclosing Global South Cooperation initiatives. 2. To develop the evaluation of the actual ground regarding capacity for cooperation vis-à-vis IBSA as a way of emulating similar initiatives towards South cooperation. 3. To create transparency and universal access to the database, fomenting both institutional and peopleto-people direct contacts and dialogues. 4. Include initiatives other than academics on this agenda efforts of the civil society working on issues of poverty relieve and social inclusiveness that consider the similar inequalities and unequal similarities that characterize the IBSA countries individually. FGV 2010 Workshop on The Brazilian Civil Society on the Global South initiatives, experiences and agendas of social cooperation.

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