With great regret the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ) knew about the death of Hélio Jaguaribe. Jaguaribe was one of the protagonists of an intellectual generation that set out to think the country from its own terms, refusing to the aftermath of what was done in Europe and the United States. He mobilized intellectuals attuned to his national sensitivity in the Itatiaia Group and the Brazilian Institute of Social and Political Studies (IBESP), predecessors of the Instituto Superior de Estudos Brasileiros (ISEB). Interrupted abruptly by the military coup, his tradition was partly recovered by IUPERJ, who had the honor of having Jaguaribe in his paintings. Here in our house, Jaguaribe, one of the first Brazilian thinkers – if not the first – to claim membership in the discipline of Political Science, lived part of his remarkable trajectory.