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ISSN 0102-8529 (Impresso)
1982-0240 (Online)
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Vol. 40, N° 1, Jan/Apr, 2018

About the authors

Gilberto Carvalho Oliveira has a PhD in International Relations from the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (Portugal). Currently, he is Adjunct Professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he teaches peace studies, regional integration and Brazilian foreign policy in the Defence and International Strategic Management course. His research interests are concentrated in International Relations theories, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Critical Security Studies, with emphasis on the following topics: critical IR theory, post-positivist methodologies, securitisation theory, peace operations, conflict transformation, political economy of ‘new wars’, critique of the liberal peacebuilding, non-violence, the aesthetic turn in IR, and civil conflict in Somalia. His most recent publication is a co-edited book on conflict resolution, published by Ed. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa/OBSERVARE.

Marcelo Pereira Fernandes holds a PhD in Economics Sciences from Fluminense Federal University (UFF/RJ), and an MA degree in Political Economy from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP). He is currently an Associate Professor and vice-co- ordinator of Economic Sciences at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), and an economist at Gama Filho University. He is also a member of the Federal Council of Economy (COFECON), the Research Group on Historical Patterns of Economic Development of South America, and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Studies in International Relations. He is the author of Exchange Regime and Macroeconomic Performance: The Experience of Argentina, Mexico and Brazil in the 1990s.

Alcides Eduardo dos Reis Peron is Professor of International Security and Contemporary Conflicts and Brazilian Political Institutions at Anhembi Morumbi University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He holds degrees in International Affairs and Economics from Facamp (Faculdades de Campinas), and a Masters Degree and PhD in Science and Technology Policy from Campinas State University (UNICAMP), Brazil. Previously a visiting researcher at Lancaster University, he is a member of the Innovation Policy Analysis Group (GAPI) and Peace and Critical Security Studies Network. His main research interests are contemporary war, critical security studies, Science, Technology and Society (STS), and the politics of power, surveillance technologies, governmentality, militarism, and new technologies.

Rafael de Brito Dias is Professor of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences at the School of Applied Sciences, Campinas State University (UNICAMP), Brazil, and holds a Masters Degree and PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the same university. He previously held a post-doctorate position at the Science and Technology Research Unit of Sussex University in the United Kingdom. He also holds a degree in Economics from Facamp (Faculdades de Campinas). He currently heads the Innovation Policy Analysis Group (GAPI) and Laboratory for Technology, Society and Democracy (LATESD) at Facamp. His main research interests include S&T policy, technologies for social inclusion, and the political aspects of technologies.

Flavio C. Américo dos Reis is an army officer and a PhD candidate at the Brazilian Army Command and General Staff College in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He holds a PG Diploma in International Relations from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (2009) and an MA in Military Science from the Brazilian Army Advanced School (2007-2008). His field experience includes two terms as a Military Observer with the United Nations Mission in Sudan from 2010 to 2011. He also attended the United Nations Ceasefire Agreement Management Course at the Norwegian Defence International Centre in 2012. His interests include international security, use of force in UN peace operations, and military

Mariana Pimenta Oliveira Baccarini is Adjunct Professor in the Department of International Relations at the Federal University of Paraíba in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2014), and an MA (2010) in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. She has experience in the area of Political Science, with an emphasis on International Politics. Current research topics include institutional theory, international institutions, and the UN Security Council. Recent publications include articles in Carta Internacional and Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional.

Henrique Zeferino de Menezes is Professor in the Department of International Relations and the Graduate Programme in Political Science and International Relations of the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB). He is also a researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology for Studies on the United States (INCT-INEU). He has recently conducted research on intellectual property rights, the Sustainable Development Goals, and global health. Papers published in recent years include ‘Pesquisa e extensão como contribuição da universidade na implementação dos ODS no Brasil’, and ‘A Estratégia Norte-Americana de Forum Shifting para Negociação de Acordos TRIPS-Plus com Países da América Latina’. In 2017, he organised the books Propriedade Intelectual, Inovação Tecnológica e Saúde and A Economia Política do Governo Obama.

Ariane Roder Figueira has a PhD in Political Sciences (major in International Relations) from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Bachelor in Social Sciences from Paulista State University (UNESP). She is a professor of International Business and Public Administration at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a researcher at the COPPEAD’s Center for International Business Studies (CENI) and COPPEAD’s Center of Innovation and Sustainability. Her presentations at conferences, papers published in academic journals, and the research she conducts are related to the fields of international relations, foreign trade, corporate sustainability, foreign policy, political institutions, political parties, decision-making processes and international business. She has published two books in the area: Introdução à Analise de Política Externa Editora Saraiva, 2011) and Negócios Internacionais: perspectivas brasileiras (Editora Campus, 2014).

Bernardo Frossard da Silva-Rêgo is a PhD candidate in International Business at the COPPEAD School of Business. He graduated in business at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with a master’s degree in international business from the COPPEAD School of Business. Presently, he is a researcher at COPPEAD’s Center for International Business Studies (CENI) and a temporary researcher at Conectas Direitos Humanos, where he studies the relationship between business organisations and governments, highlighting the development banks’ role in the internationalisation process of companies. He also researches heavy construction companies and their relationship with the state, and the differences in the institutional environment in both developed and emerging countries.

Maria Izabel V de Carvalho has her PhD in Political Sciences by the University of São Paulo. She has a Postdoctoral fellowship in the Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science. She is Senior Associate Researcher in the Institute of International Relations of the University of Brasilia. She has published various articles in journals, such as: Dados – Revista de Ciências Sociais, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, e Contexto Internacional. Coeditor: O Século XXI no Brasil e no Mundo. Democracy and Foreign Policy, Developing Countries and Multilateral Trade Negotiations, and Rules and Power in the Multilateral Trade Regime are her interest areas.

Carlos Henrique Canesinis PhD in International Relations (IREL -University of Brasilia). He was tenured assistant professor at the Faculty of Law and International Relations of the Federal University of Grande Dourados; and served at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington DC assisting on bilateral and multilateral trade themes and trade remedies. Currently he researches in the fields of trade and international cooperation/development/integration; is programme manager for international cooperation (south-south/ODA and R&D) with Southern and Eastern Africa, and Central America and the Caribbean at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa); and is professor of international relations at the University Center of Brasilia (UniCEUB). He has academic and professional experience in political economy, trade, cooperation, development, project/programme management and international negotiations.

João Fernando Finazzi holds a MA degree and is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the San Tiago Dantas Postgraduate Programme in International Relations (UNESP/UNICAMP/PUC-SP), Brazil. He currently holds a research grant by the National Institute of Science and Technology for the Study of the United States (INCT-INEU) and is also a member of the Research Group on International Conflicts (GECI/PUC-SP). His research interests focus on the transnational dimension of contemporary conflicts, peacebuilding operations, policing, and US foreign policy. For his doctoral thesis, he is currently studying the conflictual dynamics of Port-au- Prince (Haiti) as an empirical case.

Leonardo Augusto Peres is a PhD candidate in Political Science-International Politics and Defense at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and Assistant Researcher at the Brazilian Centre for Strategy & International Relations (NERINT), working in the research projects “Brazilian Grand Strategy for the 21st Century” and “World System: Hegemony, Crisis, and Transformation”. He is also editorial assistant for the quarterly journal Boletim de Conjuntura NERINT and has a Master’s Degree in International Relations
International and Comparative Politics from the University of Brasília (UnB), and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Federal University of
Santa Maria (UFSM). Research interests include Genocide Studies, Brazilian Foreign Policy, and International Relations Theory.


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