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Paulo Esteves

Director of the BRICS Policy Center / Socio-Environmental Platform Coordinator / LACID Coordinator / GSUM Researcher

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 IUPERJ. In 2008 he held post PhD studies at the University of Copenhagen. He is a professor at the Institute of International Relations of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. In 2004 he organized the book “International Institutions: Security, Trade and Integration”; and, in 2010, the book “International Relations: theoretical and meta-theoretical debates”, published by publishing company PUC-Minas. He published in 2010 the book “The Convergence between Humanitarian Practices and International Security” by the publisher Del Rey / FUNAG. He has experience as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programs, from the Government of the State of Minas Gerais, CNPq and CAPES. He is a founding member of the Brazilian Association of International Relations of which he was director between 2005 and 2009. He is an elected member of the executive committee “International Political Sociology,” section of the International Studies Association. At the moment, he conducts research on the convergence of the fields of International Security, Humanitarianism and Development and on the participation of Brazil, medium powers, and peripheral countries in the new international security architecture.







Development Banks and Safeguards

The BRICS Policy Center in partnership with the Mott Foundation launched the project "Strengthening the Safeguards of New Development Banks" (“Fortalecendo as Salvaguardas dos Novos Bancos de Desenvolvimento”). The project...


Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-Speaking...

This fact sheet outlines an overview about the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Forum Macao).

New Development Bank (NDB)

The bank aims at mobilizing investments towards infrastructure projects and sustainable development in the BRICS and other developing countries.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

The China-led initiative aims to foster sustainable development and promote regional cooperation and partnership in addressing common development challenges in Asian countries.

Paths for developing South-South Cooperation monitoring and evaluation systems

Brazil and francophone Africa: Opportunities and challenges

The New Multilateral Development Banks and Socio-environmental Safeguards

By analyzing three sets of socio-environmental policies and safeguards recently disclosed by the two new MDBs noted above and by the World Bank, which just presented a revision of its...

The New Multilateral Development Banks and Socio-environmental Safeguards

Exploring Indian Engagement in Agriculture and Health: A Case of...

This publication brings reflexions on practices of the cooperation sectors of agriculture and health between India and Mozambique and Angola.

Brazilian health and agricultural cooperation in Angola: An overview

The objective of this research report is to synthesize key findings, contextual information and analysis required for understanding Brazil’s engagement in Angola, as well as basic information on projects being...

The BRICS and the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation...

Policy Brief "The BRICS and the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)".

Brazilian Health and Agricultural Cooperation in Mozambique: An Overview

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