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Born in 1979
(2003) B.A. in History, Universidade Feredal Fluminense
B.A. paper: The nature of the Soviet Regime
Advisor: Angelo Segrillo
(2006) M. A. in International Relations, Potifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
M.A. dissertation: Brazilian nuclear politics in the context of contemporary international relations: Technology dominance as a strategy for international insertion.
Advisor: Luis Manuel Rabelo Fernandes
Doctoral thesis: Regional Powers and Nuclear Strategies: leaders’ perceptions, regional context, and decisions (working title)
Advisor: Detlef Nolte
Year of conclusion: 2013
International Studies Association (ISA)
2005-2007: Researcher Assistant, Observatório Político Sul-Americano (OPSA)
Member of GIGA Research Programme 4: Foreign Policy Strategies in a Multipolar System
Research topic: Comparing Nuclear Strategies of Rising Powers
(2011) (with Christian E. Rieck): Fukushima zum Trotz: Lateinamerika hält an seinen Nuklearprogrammen fest, GIGA Focus Lateinamerika, Nr. 4/2011, Hamburg: GIGA
(2008) “Between development and repression: a comparison of drug policies in the Andean region (Panel)”. Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política, São Paulo.
(2007) (with I. Leite): “O Governo Uribe: militarização, processos de paz e política externa” in: LIMA, Maria Regina Soares; Marcelo Coutinho (org.) Agenda Sul-Americana: Mudanças e Desafios no início do século XXI, Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão, Brasília.
(2007) “Humanitarian Crisis in Colombia: a retrospective of the past ten years (or from Law 387)”. Observador On-line vol. 2, nº 7, jul.
(2006) “Political Instability in South America – the Colombian case”. Interview at Rádio CBN.
(2006) “Nuclear Issue in Brazil”. Interview at TV PUC.
(2006) “The perception of Brazilian government about Colombian conflict and its challenges to the construction of a regional project of security”. Co-author: Iara Leite. Observador On-line vol 1, nº 3, May.
(2006) “Colombian Presidential Elections of 2006”. Interview at Espaço Público from TVE Brasil.
(2005) “The End of Colombian Plan” Interview at Olhar 2005 TVE Brasil.
(2005) “As Forças Armadas Revolucionarias da Colombia: a regional problem”. Co-author: Iara Leite. Jornal do Brasil, 27/03/2005.
Lectures, presentations, seminars (selection):
(2012) Summer School on Nuclear Politics. Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) Woodrow Wilson Center, Allumiere, Italy.
(2012) “Defense Strategies and Brazil's Strife for Technological Autonomy“ ISA Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA.
(2011) “Knowledge as part of emerging countries’ power seeking strategies: a study of Brazilian new nuclear programme” ISA Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
(2008) “Culture and crime in the Andean region: a second reading about cooperation in the region”, ADLAF Annual Congress, Bielefeld, Germany.
(2005) “FARC’s perceptions in Lula government: between non-interference and non-indifference”. ADLAF Annual Congress, Weingarten, Germany.
Undergraduate teaching experience:
2007-2010: Instituto Superior de Ensino - La Salle, Niterói, Brazil.
- Foreign Policy Analysis.
- Economic Political Geography.
- Energetic Policy.
- International Relations of Latin America.
- International Relations of Brazil.
- History of Brazilian Foreign Policy.