Talking about the future of public security
The Igarapé Institute was invited to co-organize and open a the 2018 public lecture series – Brasil do Amanhã [Brazil of Tomorrow] – at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro.
The subject of the lectures was public security. Among the invited guests included the director of Human Rights Watch, Maria Laura Canineu; the mayor of Pelotas (RS), Paula Mascarenhas; ex-chief of the Civil Police Fernando Veloso; and writer and activist MV Bill. The debate was hosted by TV Globo journalist, Caco Barcellos.
“Public security is, more than anything, a fundamental right of the population,” noted Igarapé executive director, Ilona Szabó, at the opening of the event.
It is not the responsibility of police and criminal justice institutions alone. What is especially critical are the inputs of municipal governments, the private sector, and civil society which must all act in partnership with specialists in violence prevention, education, urban planning, and social and economic development.
Watch the full debate here.