The Institute

The Institute of International Relations at PUC-Rio is a center of excellence in the area of International Relations in Brazil. During its more than 30 years of existence, the Institute has been a pioneer in research on Brazil’s foreign policy, in Latin America’s political and economic changes, and transformations in the world order.

Its Graduate Program trains masters and doctors who work in several universities in the country and abroad, and its Undergraduate Program has been ranked among the five best in the country and the best in Rio de Janeiro.

IRI’s faculty is highly specialized in the different subject areas of International Relations and has extensive international experience and training.

The Institute is internationally recognized as a reference in teaching and research within the discipline of International Relations and maintains a diversified network of partnerships with important universities abroad.

IRI edits the Contexto Internacional journal, which is one of the leading publications in the area of International Relations in Brazil.

It is one of the 9 departments that constitute the Social Sciences Center (CCS) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). PUC-Rio is one of the best universities in the country, with 24 departments and 11 complementary units dedicated to research, teaching, and extension.

Institute of International Relations – IRI/PUC-Rio

Director: Luis Manuel Rebelo Fernandes
Deputy Director: Isabel Rocha de Siqueira

Graduation Program
Coordinator:  Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann
Deputy Coordinator: Kai Michael Kenkel

Undergraduate Program
Coordinator: Manuela Trindade Viana
Deputy Coordinator: Fernando Maia
Deputy Coordinator  Ricardo Oliveira

Professional Master : International Policy Analysis and Management (MAPI)
Coordinator Paulo Esteves
Deputy Coordinator : Carlos Frederico Coelho

BRICS Policy Center
Director: Ana Garcia
General Supervisor: Luis Manuel Rebelo Fernandes