GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

GEM Guest Lecture on "From Narrative to Practice: Brazil's development assistance to Africa" by Frank Mattheis

Tuesday 10 May 2016 , 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Brazil's rise as an emerging power has enabled the country to play an increasing role in Africa.  Since 2005, the South American country has accelerated the expansion of its economic, cultural  and political presence on the continent, inter alia through its development assistance  programmes.

It advocates a culture of horizontal and beneficial South-South cooperation that is  historically legitimated and would thus not only differ from Western donors but also from China.  

But does the practice follow the narrative?




Dr. Frank Mattheis is senior researcher at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He joined GovInn in 2014 and is currently carrying out his research on comparative regionalism, interregionalism and maritime security through a postdoc fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Prior to GovInn, Frank Mattheis was senior research fellow at the Centre for Area Studies of the University of Leipzig from 2011 to 2014. He is trained in Global Studies with a M.A. from the Universities of Leipzig and Vienna and a Dr. phil. from the University of Leipzig.

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