Adriana Erthal Abdenur (PhD Princeton, AB Harvard) is a Fellow at Instituto Igarapé and Collaborating Researcher at the Brazilian Naval War College. She is also a consultant for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and sits 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, especially within the UN and the BRICS.
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 Research (CNPq), Adriana has won a “Young Scientist of Our State” prize from the Rio de Janeiro Research Support Foundation (FAPERJ) as well as a research grant from the Fulbright Commission.
She is also a former Fellow of the India China Institute and has taught at the New School, Columbia, and PUC, Rio de Janeiro.