The 2019 IPSA-USP Summer School has been made possible with the generous financial support of the Department of Political Science, the Institute of International Relations, the Provost’s Office for Research at the University of São Paulo. We are also grateful for the valuable support provided by FAPESP, Capes and CNPq. Together, these public sector research funding institutions have been long-time supporters of the Summer School and invaluable to its success. The Summer School is also supported by the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) and the Center for Comparative and International Studies (NECI) at the University of São Paulo.