Oliver Stuenkel



Oliver Stuenkel is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo. He is head of the Graduate Program at FGV's School of International Relations. Stuenkel also coordinates the São Paulo branch of the School of History and Social Science (CPDOC) and the executive program in International Relations. He is a non-resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, a member of the Carnegie Rising Democracies Network, and a columnist for EL PAÍS and Americas Quarterly. His research focuses on rising powers; specifically on Brazil’s, India’s and China's foreign policy and on their impact on global governance. He is the author of the IBSA: The rise of the Global South?BRICS and the Future of Global Order (available in English and Portuguese) and the Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global Order (available in English, Portuguese and Mandarin).


His other publications include Rising Powers and the Future of Democracy Promotion (Third World Quarterly), The BRICS and the Future of R2P: Was Syria or Libya the Exception? (Global R2P), Emerging Powers and Status: The Case of the First BRICs Summit (Asian Perspective) and The Financial Crisis, Contested Legitimacy and the Genesis of intra-BRICS cooperation (Global Governance). He is the author of Institutionalizing South – South Cooperation: Towards a New Paradigm? submitted to the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


Aside from his academic research, he has written op-eds for newspapers, including the New York Times, Global Times, Today’s Zaman, Mail and Guardian, Times of India, The Asian Age, The Hindu and Folha de São Paulo, Valor Econômico, O Globo and Estado de São Paulo.


He was a Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo and at the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, and a school teacher in rural Rajasthan in India. He was part of the Brazilian delegation at the track II meetings in New Delhi, Chongqing and Moscow in preparation for the 4th, 5th and 7th BRICS Summits.


Oliver holds a B.A. from the Universidad de Valencia in Spain, a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a McCloy Scholar, and a PhD in political science from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.


His research has, in the past, been supported by institutions such as the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, the Indian Embassy in Brazil, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Compagnia di San Paolo.


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