PhD Princeton, AB Harvard
Coordinates the International Peace & Security division at Igarapé Institute, a think and do tank in Rio de Janeiro.


Areas of Expertise
BRICS and Emerging Markets, Peacebuilding, The Global South, United Nations Reform, Fragile States, Global Governance, International Development, Organized Crime, Peacekeeping, Peace and Security, Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict

Region of Focus
Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, The Middle East

Adriana Erthal Abdenur (PhD Princeton, BA Harvard) is a Brazilian researcher and policy expert at Instituto Igarapé, in Rio de Janeiro, where she coordinates the Peacebuilding Division. She has published widely on South-South cooperation, the BRICS and global governance, and the nexus between development and security. She was the founding coordinator of the BRICS Policy Center and has served as a Fulbright Scholar and fellow of the India China Institute. She has taught development and international affairs at the New School University, Columbia University, and Fundação Getúlio Vargas. She has also worked as a policy consultant for numerous UN divisions, as well as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. At Instituto Igarapé, she currently leads Conflict Prevention and Resolution initiatives in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Recent Publications
Recent publications include the organized volume Emerging Powers and the United Nations (Routledge, 2016) and India China: Reimagining Borders (with Thomas G. Weiss, University of Michigan Press, 2017), as well as articles in Global Governance, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, IDS Bulletin, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, and Africa Review. She has also published policy papers via the UN University, ECOSOC, and the BRICS research network.