He holds a degree in History from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1993), a master’s degree (1995) and a PhD (2003) in Political Science from the IUPERJ. In 2008 he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Copenhagen. He is Associate Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and General Coordinator of the Center for Studies and Research – BRICS. In 2004, he organized the book “International Institutions: security, trade and integration” and, in 2010, he published the book “The Convergence between Humanitarian Practices and International Security” by the publisher Del Rey/FUNAG. During this period, he also published a series of articles and book chapters in the areas of international security, humanitarian protection and international development. He has experience as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programs and ECOSOC. He served as coordinator of International Relations for the Government of the State of Minas Gerais between 2004 and 2005. He was a consultant for CNPq and CAPES on several occasions and is a member of the editorial board of publications such as International Political Sociology and Revista Contexto Internacional. He is a founding partner of the Brazilian Association of International Relations (ABRI) of which he was director between 2005 and 2009 and president between 2011 and 2014. He is currently conducting research in three areas: (i) convergence of the fields of international security, humanitarian protection and development, (ii) international development with an emphasis on south-south cooperation and the 2030 agenda, and (iii) emerging powers.
International Security, Humanitarian Protection and Development, International Development with an emphasis on South-South Cooperation and the 2030 Agenda, and, (iii) Emerging Powers, BRICS.