He holds a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1984), a Masters in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1994) and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Denver (1998). He developed his postdoctoral research at the University of Victoria (UVIC), Canada, where he worked as a visiting professor. He has been an adjunct professor at the Institute of International Relations (IRI) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro since 2000. He was executive secretary and director of the Brazilian Association of International Relations (2005-2009), of which he was one of the founders. He has experience in the field of International Relations, working mainly on the following topics: theory of international relations, international political sociology, inequality in world politics, humanitarianism, BRICS. He was Director of the Institute of International Relations at PUC-Rio between 2008 and 2012 and General Supervisor of the Center for Studies of the BRICS Countries (BRICS Policy Center) during the same period. He was Editor-in-Chief, with Jef Huysmans, of the journal International Political Sociology (IPS), of the International Studies Association (ISA) from 2012 to 2016, and member of the editorial board of several national and international journals.
World politics in disarray: trends, dangers, possibilities