Kai Michael Kenkel

Dr. phil., Université de Genève

He is Associate Professor 2 and Vice-Coordinator of the Academic Graduate Program at the Institute of International Relations of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (IRI/PUC-Rio). Since 2014 he has been an Associated Researcher at the German Institute of Global and Areas Studies in Hamburg, where he completed a postdoctoral period in 2016-2017. He is a CNPq Level 2 Productivity Scholar and a FAPERJ Scientist of Our State Scholarship. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Études Internationales (IUHEI, now IHEID / Graduate Institute) in Geneva, and a degree (with “Departmental Honors”) from Johns Hopkins University. He has taught at renowned universities in Brazil, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. He is the General Coordinator of the Center for Democracy and the Armed Forces at PUC-Rio. From 2013 to 2016 he was Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program at IRI / PUC-Rio and from 2010 to 2013, editor of the journal Contexto Internacional. He was Director of Institutional Relations at the Brazilian Association of Defense Studies from 2014 to 2016. He is currently Coordinator of the Thematic Area of ​​International Security, Strategic Studies and Defense Policy at the Brazilian Association of International Relations (ABRI). He publishes, teaches and advises in the field of international security, with an emphasis on peace operations, humanitarian intervention, civic-military relations, and small arms.


Undergraduate Program | IRI/PUC-Rio (2007-2015)

  • International Security
  • Tranformations in Peace Operations
  • Contemporary International Conflicts

Graduate Program | Academic

  • International Security
  • Peace Operations
  • Humanitariam Intervention
  • Methodology and International Relations

Graduate Program | Professional Master / MAPI

  • Contemporary International Conflicts

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Segurança internacional, com ênfase em operações de paz, intervenção humanitária, relações cívico-militares e armas leves.