In the Media

Julia Marisa Sekula

Julia is coordinator of the Climate and Security Program at the Igarapé Institute and co-author of the book “Brasil: Paraiso Restaurável” (Sextante). The book defends a new narrative for Brazil, and places it at the heart of discussions of “new economics”, its potential protagonist role

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Civic Space

Engaging civil society for the defense of the civic space.

What is civic space? What is its relation to our democracy? Why is it under attack? In this article, Ilona Szabó explains all and proposes a typology for a better understanding of the different strategies and tactics used by authoritarian-populist governments. The article also presents

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Citizen Security Dialogues publication

Arming the Americas

Robert Muggah and Katherine Aguirre contributed with a chapter for The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Latin America.

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Brazilian

Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders on Tuesday that his country has been wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain. Bolsonaro’s critics were quick to pick apart his claims.

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Citizen Security Dialogues in the news

The world’s top 50 thinkers 2020: the winner

Related concern about state brutality also propels two expert advocates up the list: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho (5th), who set up the internationally-influential Igarapé Institute, which champions citizen-led security, and the American prison abolitionist

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Citizen Security Dialogues in the news

Brazil police arrest more than 400 people in drug gang crackdown

Robert Muggah, co-founder of Brazil-based security and development think tank Igarape Institute, said that while Monday’s operation will “sting,” it is “unlikely to make a major dent on the PCC” given the organization’s vast size, hierarchy and deep roots in the country’s prison system.

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Covid-19

The COVID City

As we show in our new book Terra Incognita, COVID-19 is exacerbating multiple forms of inequality within and between countries and cities, and raising fundamental questions about the future of urban living.

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Building Peace

O OKA chega ao Equador

O OKA oferece informações sobre serviços oferecidos por agências públicas e da sociedade civil em todo o Equador

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The book, Terra Incognita

The new book by the director of Research and Innovation at the Igarape Institute, Robert Muggah, and by Ian Goldin, professor at the University of Oxford, shows the importance of maps to better understand society. Muggah and Goldin demonstrate the impact of climate change and
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Citizen Security Dialogues in the news

3 of the World’s Deadliest Serial Killers Come From the Same Place: Why?

Muggah, who runs a think-tank working on data-driven justice across Latin America called Igarapé Institute, says that Colombia’s sky-high rate of homicide made it not just difficult to differentiate the victims of serial killers from all the other victims, but it made it incredibly hard for the police to investigate, much less prosecute perpetrators.

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