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Ilona Szabó de Carvalho

Executive director and program coordinator for drug policy


Robert Muggah

Research director and program coordinator for citizen security


Barbara Fernandes

Planning and Innovation Director


Team members:


Adriana Abdenur

Peace and International Security Coordinator


Ana Beatriz Duarte

Communications officer


Ana Paula Nascimento

Administrative Analyst


Ana Paula Pellegrino



Arthur Vasconcelos

System Engineer


Bruno Siqueira

Senior System Engineer


Carlos Coutinho

Senior System Engineer


Carol Viviana

Junior Researcher


Cristiane de Oliveira Carneiro

HR and Administrative Analyst


Dandara Tinoco

Communication and Reseacher Advisor


Daniel Arnaudo

Research Fellow


Eduarda Hamann

Special Advisor for Peace and International Security


Emile Badran

Senior Project Advisor


Felipe Rios

Finance Assistant


Florencia Fontan Balestra

Special Advisor for Security and Justice


Gen. Floriano Peixoto Vieira Neto

Senior Research Fellow


Giovanna Kuele



Joelma Ferreira

Financial officer


Juan Garzón

Regional Senior Advisor


Justin Kosslyn

Research Fellow


Katherine Aguirre

Senior Research


Laís Clemente

Digital Communications Analyst


Louise Marie Hurel



Luisa Cruz Lobato


Maiara Folly

Junior researcher


Mariana Rondon

Institutional Development Coordinator


Max Holander

Finance Coordinator



Communication Advisor


Michele dos Ramos

Program Coordinator


Nathan Thompson



Raquel Miranda

Executive assistant


Renata Giannini

Public Security and Justice Coordinator


Renata Rodrigues

Press Officer


Sergio Schargel

Junior Communications Analyst


Thomas Abt

Research Fellow

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The Igarapé Institute is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability in all of its programs and activities. To help it accomplish its mandate, the Institute is governed by an Administrative Board, a Fiscal Council, an Advisory Board and an Honorary Board. These boards meet regularly in Brazil, and virtually.


Administrative Board


Ines Mindlin Lafer
Melina Risso
Samara Werner
Wolff Klabin


Fiscal Board


Bernardo Calmon
Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti
Guilherme Portella



Advisory Council


Armando Santacruz Gonzáles
Indranil Chakrabarti
Jorge Abraham Soto Moreno
María Victoria Llorente
Misha Glenny
Scott Carpenter
Sissel Steen Hodne


Honorary Board


Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Former president of Brazil

Cesar Gaviria 

Former president of Colombia

Bruno Giussani 

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