Among its programs and activities, the IEAT brings occasionally researchers of internationally renowned excellence, relevance and seniority to give lectures, conferences and public debates and to interact with researchers and research groups at the UFMG. Such visitors can be invited and selected directly by the IEAT’s board of directors or proposed by members of UFMG. As well as discussing relevant current themes of an advanced and transdisciplinary nature, according to the objectives of the IEAT, this program establishes contacts and exchanges with the UFMG and its researchers in qualified international institutions and research groups.