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[Humans of ISC67] Participant Edition: Bianca Kakudate

#1 Please introduce yourself!

Hello, everyone! My name is Bianca and I'm a member of Table 2. I'm from Brazil! Currently, I'm majoring in Law and minoring in International Studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, here in Brazil. Although international law is my greatest passion, I also adore Brazilian literature and linguistics. Other than that, I enjoy experimenting with new cultures (especially art and cuisine)! In the future, I hope I manage to defend human rights by working in an international organization.

#2 What is your favorite thing about your country/city? Why?

Actually, I don't live in my hometown, so I'll talk about both my hometown and the city I currently live in. My hometown is a small city near the beach and, being in a country as hot as Brazil, that's the best place you could live! There are some lovely islands and corals nearby as well and a quite famous street fair. Regarding my actual city, Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais. This state is very different from my hometown. There are no beaches nearby, but lots of waterfalls and national parks. Although it's a large city, it has that air of a village, which is really sweet. It's famous for its cheese, cachaça (an alcoholic beverage) and coffee.

#3 What made you want to join ISC67 and your table? What would you like to achieve through the conference?

The most important aspect in any area that works with diplomacy and political affairs is constant discussion. I found in the conference the opportunity to discuss important themes with different people and different nationalities. When reading the tables of ISC67, nuclear weapons immediately got my attention. It's a topic not very debated outside of academic fields, and even the scholars seem to be losing interest in the theme. However, nuclear weapons are as much of a problem now than it was back in the Cold War, as more States have either the weapons themselves or at least the material for building them.

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