Adriana Erthal Abdenur coordinates the peace and security program at the Igarapé Institute. She is also a collaborating researcher at the Brazilian Naval War College. Adriana is a consultant for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and serves on the advisory board of the Department of Political Affairs’ internal reviews for field-based conflict prevention and resolution.

Her work focuses on the role of rising powers in development cooperation, international security and global governance, in particular within the United Nations and Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).

Previously, Adriana was the general coordinator at the BRICS Policy Center in Rio de Janeiro and co-edited the book Emerging Powers and the UN (Routledge, 2015). A National Productivity Scholar through the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Adriana has won a “Young Scientist of Our State” prize from the Rio de Janeiro Research Support Foundation, as well as a research grant from the Fulbright Commission.

Adriana received her Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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