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Understand who is in the Pandiá's team, who was Pandiá Calógeras (the academic, the engineer and the former Minister of War who the Institute is named after), and our main fields of research.

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What we do

Pandiá Institute team of researchers collects information, conducts researches and produces analysis used by the Minister of Defense in his decision making process. Besides that, it promotes workshops and meetings to debate themes that are relevant to international security and national defense.

The Institute strengthens communication channels between the academia, Brazilian and foreign think-tanks, civil servants and staff from non-governmental organizations of the national defense and international security area. In order to achieve that goal, Pandiá Institute disseminates information, organizes meetings with researchers and events on defense and participates in workshops and seminars.

The Pandiá Institute, in partnership with CNPq, stimulates research on International Security and National Defense through Alvaro Alberto Program. With the Program’s funding, researchers from different universities and research institutes in Brazil are conducting research projects in the research lines of Defense Economics and Brazilian Strategic Surrounding. Find out more about the selected projects here.

Lines of research

The activities focus on issues prioritized by the National Defense Strategy, there are the three research lines Pandiá:

UN Peace Operations

United Nations Peace Operations have been becoming more complex. In parallel with this new reality, the Brazilian participation in these missions have grown qualitativelly and quantitatively.

This research programme deals with some of these issues.

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Brazilian Strategic Surrounding

América do Sul, Atlântico Sul, e costa ocidental da África

The strategic surroundings of Brazil, an area of priority interest for the country's national defence, covers South America and the South Atlantic, including the bordering countries of Africa. Although relatively isolated from the main sources of tension and conflict in the world, instabilities within this region may present relevant challenges for the national defence of the country.

This research programme deals with issues related to the region, focusing on our cooperation efforts with South American countries.

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Innovation and Defence Economics

The National Defence Strategy “(…) is inseparable from the national strategy of development. The latter drives the former. The former provides shielding to the latter. Each one reinforces the other's reasons". This association stems largely from the main characteristics of the defence sector, notably in regards to its technological capacity to promote positive spin-offs and to foster innovation. Its full development requires, nonetheless, high risk and long-term investments. In order to survive in this sector, industries and services need an stable legal framework, and sufficient and constant financial investments.

These are some of the issues examined by this research programme.

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Who was Pandiá Calógeras

João Pandiá Calógeras (1870-1934), engineer and Brazilian politician, was the first civilian to head the then Ministry of the country's War, 1919-1922, during Pessoa government.

His tenure was marked by take-important process of modernization, expansion and improvement of the army, that had significant collaboration of a French Military Mission from 1920.

At the same time, Pandiá Calógeras left remarkable legacy as a writer, scholar and researcher. They are of his own, for example, works Foreign policy of the Empire, published in three volumes between 1923 and 1929, and historical formation of Brazil, 1930.

Pandiá Calógeras customized, thus bringing together civilian and military, with the north the state's interest. A pioneer in the early Brazilian republicanism, such cooperation is now crucial for the consolidation of the defense industry in the country.

Who is who

Diretor, Substituto

Oswaldo dos Reis Junior

(61) 2023-9254 oswaldo.junior@defesa.gov.br
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Maria do Socorro de Carvalho

(61) 3312-4979 / 2023-9181 socorro.carvalho@defesa.gov.br

Especialista em Políticas Públicas

Sergio Tonetti Felicori

(61) 3312-4979 sergio.felicori@defesa.gov.br
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Assistente Técnica

Talita Maria Moreira de Almeida

(61) 2023-9253 talita.almeida@defesa.gov.br
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Auxiliar Administrativa

Maria de Lourdes Nunes Pereira

(61) 2023-9647 maria.pereira@defesa.gov.br
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Auxiliar Administrativa

Silene Damascena Costa

(61) 2023-9178 silene.costa@defesa.gov.br
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Possui graduação em Bacharelado em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2000), mestrado em Filosofia do Direito pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2005) e doutorado em Filosofia e Teoria Geral do DIreito na Faculdade de Direito da USP (2012). Atualmente é membro da carreira de especialistas em políticas públicas e gestão governamental do Ministério do Planejamento, com exercício no Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica - CADE. Tem experiência na área de Direito, com ênfase em Direito Econômico, Antitruste e Administrativo.

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Mestranda em Economia de Defesa pela Universidade de Brasília. É graduada em Ciência Política pela Universidade de Brasília (2014). Atua no Executivo Federal desde 2013 no Instituto Pandiá Calógeras, do Ministério da Defesa. Possui experiência em pesquisa nas áreas de defesa nacional, economia de defesa, segurança internacional, entorno estratégico, democracia e desigualdades e gênero.

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Graduada em Gestão de Recursos Humanos pela Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, possui vasta experiência em assessoria, com amplos conhecimentos em procedimentos administrativos. Já atuou em organizações como Jornal de Brasília, Associação dos Empregados da Eletronorte e Vit Solo - Serviços Auxiliares de Transportes Aéreos.

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Graduada em Gestão de Recursos Humanos pela Universidade Paulista (UNIP). Possui vasta experiência em assessoria, com amplos conhecimentos em procedimentos administrativos. Atua no Ministério da Defesa desde sua criação, em 1999. É detentora das seguintes condecorações: Medalha de Mérito Tamandaré; Medalha da Vitória; Mérito Funcional; e Amigo da Marinha.

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