Adriana Erthal Abdenur

Coordinator of the Peace & Security Division

Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a Brazilian policy expert and coordinator of the Peace and Security are at the Igarapé Institute, where she supervises projects on climate and security; migration and refuge; conflict mediation and prevention; women, peace, and security; and peace  operations. Dr. Abdenur is a member of the Committee on Development Policy (CDP) of the UN’s ECOSOC and of the Expert Working Group on Climate-related Security Risks, invited by the German government to provide input at Security Council debates. She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University and her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.  She has been a fellow of the India China Institute and a Fulbright Research Fellow. She has published recent articles in the following magazines and journals: Foreign Affairs, Global Governance, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Peacekeeping, Third World Quarterly, IDS Bulletin, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, Africa Review, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She is co-author of the book India China: Rethinking Borders and Security (University of Michigan, 2016), and, together with Thomas G. Weiss, edited the book, Emerging Powers at the UN (Routledge, 2015). She won the Young Scientist of our State award from the Rio de Janeiro Research Support Foundation (FAPERJ). She has worked as a professor at the New School and Columbia University, and as a consultant for the World Bank, the International Development Bank (IDB), and several UN divisions (Department of Political Affairs, UNDP, ECOSOC). She serves on several advisory boards, including those of the Graduate Program in International Affairs, at the New School in New York, and the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre (SWEDINT), responsible for carrying out training for peacekeeping operations.