about me | mini bio

I am an associate professor and founder of the School of International Relations at FGV. My areas of expertise include international security and foreign policy. Current projects include the study of nuclear latency, elite manipulation of public opinion during foreign-policy crises, the global anticorruption regime, autocracy promotion and covert action, and the impact of minority presidentialism on the conduct of foreign affairs. I completed my doctorate at Oxford University, and have held visiting positions at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Council on Foreign Relations, the LSE, and King’s College London.

I am also a regular commentator on Brazilian politics and foreign affairs through  outlets such as the New York Times, the Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs. In the period 2012-19 I was foreign policy columnist at Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's leading daily newspaper.

FGV is a leading center for research, policy impact, and teaching in Economics, Law, Business, Mathematics, History, Political Science, and International Relations.

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