Dr. Adriana Abdenur is a Brazilian policy expert. She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPO (a women-led think tank based in Brazil); Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Global Governance Innovation Network (GGIN); and Adjunct Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po-Paris. She has been a Senior Policy Fellow United Nations University Center for Policy Research in New York focusing on global governance and climate. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors in East Asian Studies from Harvard University; an MA in International Education and Development from Columbia University; and PhD in Sociology (focus: Development) from Princeton University. Dr. Abdenur is a member of many high-level committees and boards, including the United Nations University Institute for Comparative Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), the UN Committee on Development Policy; the Global Climate Commission; the Climate and Security Expert Network; the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime; and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Weathering Risk initiative. Her work has focused on global governance, rising powers, climate and security, and peacebuilding in the Global South. Previously she worked as Assistant Professor at the New School University in New York. She is the author of dozens of articles and reports, and served as co-editor with Thomas Weiss and of Emerging Powers and the UN (London: Routledge, 2015). She speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin.