Board Members

Ana Paula Rodriguez

Ana Paula Rodriguez

Board Member

PhD and MPhil in Comparative History. Post-doc in Administration at Instituto COPPEAD (UFRJ). Consultant at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Latin America. Her main themes are European Union security governance, Migration, and Security Cooperation. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8763-6957

Juliana Martins

Juliana Martins

Board Member

Sociologist (UNESP- Brazil) and Historian (Un. Paris I Sorbonne, France); she is Ph.D. in History and Anthropology - Univ. Studi di Padova (Italy), and from the University of Alicante in Economics of Cultural Heritage (Spain). Her topics include smart cities and Artificial Intelligence in Cultural Heritage. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5030-6396

Luzia Becker

Luzia Becker

Board Member

PhD in Political Science at IUPERJ (IESP). Postdoctoral fellow at HU Berlin, Germany (2015) and at UFF Niteroi, Brazil (2017). She has experience in political science with an emphasis on public policy. Her main themes are globalisation, migration and integration, territorial development, socio-environmental conflicts. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3501-2197

Lygia Hryniewicz

Lygia Hryniewicz

Board Member

PhD in Sociology at IUPERJ (IESP). Postdoctorate at Bergische Universität Wuppertal (2016). Lygia was faculty at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (Fundação Getúlio Vargas). Her main research themes are: poverty, global issues, BRICS, Youth and gender relations at the job market. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5553-0955

Carolina Ambinder

Carolina Ambinder

Research Associate

PhD Candidate in Strategic Studies at PPGEST/UFF, CAPES Fellow. MSc in Maritime Studies at PPGEM/EGN. She is a former Fellow of the FEMAR Foundation (2018-2019), and the Igarapé Institute (2021-2022). Her main themes are Cooperation architecture, Defense Industry, Data Science, and CyberSecurity. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7503-3809

Larlecianne Piccoli

Larlecianne Piccoli

Research Associate

Ph.D. and MPhil in International Strategic Studies (PPGEEI/UFRGS). Research Director at South American Institute for Politics and Strategy (ISAPE). Former Lecturer at FSG-RS. Her main research themes are international security, Russia's Defense and Nuclear Policy, strategic weapons, military innovation.

Research Associates

Ana Luiza Paiva

Ana Luiza Paiva

Research Associate

Ph.D. and MPhil in Comparative History (UFRJ), Assistant Professor at the Brazilian Army Command and Staff College, and former Lecturer at DGEI/IRID (UFRJ). Alumni of the George Marshall Center, Germany. Her main themes are Governance, Cooperation architectures, and Institutional Behavioural Analysis. https://orcid.org/ Description

Cintiene Mendes

Cintiene Mendes

Research Associate

PhD and MPhil in Comparative History (UFRJ), Assistant Professor at the Brazilian War College, and former Lecturer at DGEI/IRID (UFRJ). She is an Alumni of the Perry Center, NDU (DC). Her main themes are Security & Defence Governance building and Behaviour Analysis Simulations Modelling. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1658-4114

Daniele Dionísio

Daniele Dionísio

Research Associate

hD and MPhil in Comparative History (UFRJ), Assistant Professor on Public Security at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Defence and Strategic Management Department (DGEI/IRID). Her main themes are: Maritime Security frameworks and Illicits maritime routes and networks. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0716-0643

Danielle Ayres Pinto

Danielle Ayres Pinto

Research Associate

PhD in Political Science (UNICAMP), MPhil and Lic. in International Relations (Coimbra University). Assistant Professor at the International Relations Department / Santa Catarina Federal University. Her main themes are: Cybersecurity and Cyberdefence, Structures of Power and the Digital Era. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1105-1626

Sabrina Medeiros

Sabrina Medeiros

Research Associate

PhD in Political Science. Professor in International Relations at Lusófona University. Former faculty at the Brazilian Naval War College, the Inter-American Defense College, and Rio de Janeiro Federal University. Her main themes are Defense and Security cooperation, simulations, and maritime security. ORCID 0000-0003-4954-3623

Silvana Schimanski

Silvana Schimanski

Research Associate

PhD in International Relations (UNB), MPhil in International Relations (UFRGS), Junior Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Inst. of International and Development Studies (IHEID-2014). Assistant Professor at the International Relations Dept. - UFPel. Her topics are Trade and Development, International Negotiations. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9405-4653

Veronica Moreira

Veronica Moreira

Research Associate

PhD and MPhil in Comparative History, Associate Professor and International Relations Coordinator (Deputy) at Universidade Veiga de Almeida. Former Fellow from the Fullbright Foundation in the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is dedicated to United States politics and political agendas. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0881-4602

Ana Beatriz Duarte

Ana Beatriz Duarte

Research Associate

Ana Beatriz Duarte is a Ph.D. candidate in Contemporary Studies at the Univ. Coimbra. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Social History. She has been a communications practitioner (in Brazil, Portugal and UK), from government departments to think tanks.

Research Affiliates

Catarina Grácio

Catarina Grácio

Research Affiliate

She has a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Beira Interior and she is a Master's Candidate in Diplomacy and International Relations at Lusófona University. She also worked as a Trainee at the Directorate-General for Foreign Policy - Americas Services Directorate.

Diogo Amaral

Diogo Amaral

Research Affiliate

He is a BA in Arts and Humanities, and he is a Master Candidate in Diplomacy and International Relations at Lusófona University currently doing is thesis in Asia-Pacific Defense. He is currently attending a course about Conflict Resolution at IDN.

Isabella Ávila

Isabella Ávila

Research Affiliate

She has a BA in International Relations from Brasília University (UnB), and she is a MProf Candidate at MAPI, Rio de Janeiro Catholic University. She currently works in CEBRI - Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais.

Luís C. Farias

Luís C. Farias

Research Affiliate

Luís is currently a Trainee at the Consular Office of Portugal in Hattersheim am Main (Frankfurt). He has been for over an year a Research Lead in Gamification in International Relations Research Hub (GIRI Hub) and is also pursuing a formation in both Computer Programming and Political Science and International Relations.

Ana Clara Abrantes Simões

Ana Clara Abrantes Simões

LLM in Philosophy of Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Currently, PhD candidate in Philosophy of Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Her main research interests are Statelessness, Refugees, Nationality, Sovereignty, Democracy and Kurdish movements.