Registration is now open for the XIX Forte de Copacabana International Security Conference, the main forum on international security in Latin America, which will take place on June 30th and July 1st.

Given the current geopolitical situation, dealing with global security is urgent. This year, discussions will be centered around the theme “Threats without borders: can we handle the challenges? Aimed at possible solutions to global security issues that transcend national boundaries are climate change and the energy crisis, water and food security, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the challenges of artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare. The initiative is from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS Brazil), the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and the Delegation of the European Union in Brazil.

Starting today (June 2), registration can be made free of charge on the sites of KAS Brasil, CEBRI or through the link:

After confirming the registration, each of the registered participants will receive a link to access the debates. Registration is individual. The event will have simultaneous translation in Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Sign Language (Libras).

On June 30th, among others, will participate Ignácio Ybáñez, European Union ambassador to Brazil; Raul Jungmann, former Brazilian Defense Minister and president of the Sovereignty and Climate Institute; and Christoph Heusgen, ambassador and president of the Munich Conference, advisor for foreign policy issues of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The second day of the event, July 1st, will feature, among others, Rafael Zavala, representative in Brazil of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) talking about water and food security; the physician and public health expert from Fiocruz Margareth Dalcolmo, dealing with threats arising from the Covid-19 pandemic; and Helen Popp, representative of the Security and Defense Policy Division of the European External Action Service and a leading expert on cyber security. In addition to them, representatives from the embassies of Germany, France and Canada, the OECD, the Brazilian Armed Forces, Europe, and the Halifax International Security Forum will actively participate in the event.

More information about the XIX International Security Conference at Fort Copacabana can be found on the websites of the organizing institutions:

*** Translated by DEFCONPress Team ***

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