International webinar: China, USA and Brazil’s quest for an independent foreign policy (15 May)

No Cold War and the Tricontinental Institute invite you to join our international webinar discussing ‘China, USA and Brazil’s quest for an independent foreign policy. The event is taking place on Saturday 15 May 2021 at 9AM US Eastern / 10AM Brasilia / 2PM Britain / 9PM China.


  • Dilma Rousseff – former President of Brazil
  • Celso Amorim – former Foreign Minister of Brazil
  • Wang Wen – Executive Dean Chongyang Institute Renmin University of China
  • João Pedro Stédile – MST Brazil
  • Monica Bruckman – Professor at Rio de Janeiro Federal University
  • Elias Jabbour – Professor Adjunto at Rio de Janeiro State University

The event will be in Portuguese with live simultaneous translation into English and Chinese. 

You can watch the event live in English on No Cold War’s Youtube channel – click here to set a reminder.

During the presidencies of Lula (2003-2010) and Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016), Brazil became an important actor on the Latin American and global geopolitical stage, especially for its role in BRICS, Mercosur, UNASUR and CELAC. President Lula and President Dilma, as well as Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, among others, have made many efforts to develop a new multipolarity in global politics, including working very closely with China.

Since the coup against President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil has de facto distanced itself from the BRICS. 

At the same time, bilateral trade between China and Brazil in 2020 reached a record figure of US $101 billion with a large surplus for Brazil. 

Faced with the pandemic, Brazil signed agreements for the production of the vaccines Coronavac (Chinese) and AstraZeneca (British), but the inputs for both come only from China making Brazil highly interrelated with China in the fight against Covid.

This international webinar will discuss the following:

1.  What will be the next chapters in China-Brazil-US relations, in the context of the new Biden administration and the unfolding pandemic?

2.  How can Brazil develop an independent foreign policy?

3. How could interested organizations and individuals contribute to the “No Cold War” campaign?