Lycia Brasil has a bachelor’s in International Relations from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). From 2014 to 2018, she was part of the research group of International Politics (GPPI) in the university’s Center of Studies on Public Policies and Human Rights (NEEP/DH). Moreover, she participated in the research group on Human Rights and Justice and integrated an extension project on Contemporary Slave Work. In 2015, she took part in the Brazilian delegation on the I Euro-Brics Young Leaders Summit in Helsinki and St. Petersburg. In 2016 and 2017, she was among the finalists for the Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance, promoted by Fudan University and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Shanghai and Astana, respectively. In 2018, she was the Brazilian representative for the II Euro-BRICS Strategic Meeting in Johannesburg. She was also one of the national coordinators of the Euro-BRICS platform, from Laboratoire Européen d’Anticipation Politique (LEAP).
Her research focuses on topics such as Global Governance, International Security, Migration and Refuge, Innovation and Conflict Prevention. Lycia is currently a researcher for the Peace and International Security division at Igarapé Institute, in which she leads the Forced Migration and Refuge project.