The Center on Democracy and the Armed Forces is an interdisciplinary research group focused on aspects broadly related to the integration of the Armed Forces into structures of democracy and the rule of law. Its members are professors, researchers and students from the Departments of Social Sciences, Law, and History, as well as the Institute for International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

NEDEFA is affiliated to the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IEAHu), within the dean’s office of the Center for Theology and the Humanities (CTCH) at PUC-Rio.


Recent news

Book launch: “Post-conflict Colombia and the global circulation of military expertise”

Book launch by NEDEFA researcher Manuela Trindade Viana (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana).

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1822-2022: Militarism and militarization in Brazil

The 2nd Seminar on Democracy and the Armed Forces will be held by NEDEFA at the IRI 2 Auditorium at PUC-Rio, with online broadcasting.

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Research seminar on Democracy and the Armed Forces

The event gathered graduate researchers linked to PUC-Rio’s research departments and projects, who presented their ongoing research.

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