Adriana Erthal Abdenur

International Peace and Security Coordinator, Igarapé Institute

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 International Peace & Security Division with a broad portfolio of projects on transnational organized crime; environmental crime in the Amazon Basin; militarization of public security; migration and refuge, and conflict prevention and violence reduction. In 2017, she was appointed to the UN ECOSOC Committee for the Committee on Development Policy (CDP), and she is part of the Group of Experts advising the new UN Climate & Security Mechanism. Dr. Abdenur has published widely on the nexus between security and development; South-South cooperation, and global governance. She has been a Fulbright Research Scholar and fellow of the India China Institute. She has taught 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, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Dr. Abdenur has published recent articles in Global Governance, Foreign Affairs, International Development Policy, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, IDS Bulletin, Journal of Asian Studies, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, African Security, and Africa Review. Other recent publications include the volume Emerging Powers and the United Nations (Routledge, 2016), co-edited with Thomas Weiss; and the co-authored book India China: Reimagining Borders (University of Michigan, 2016).