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OLI-2rt_smallOliver Stuenkel is a Visiting Professor of International Relations at the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. His research focuses on rising powers; specifically on Brazil, India and China, their foreign policy and their impact on global governance.
His commentaries have been published by the Global Times (China), Today’s Zaman (Turkey), Deutsche Welle, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany), Mail and Guardian (South Africa), Times of India, The Statesman, Deccan Chronicle, The Asian Age (India), the EU Observer (Belgium), World Politics Review (United States), Valor Econômico, Correio Braziliense (Brazil) and Al-Jazeera (Qatar), and he regularly writes foreign policy op-eds in Brazilian newspapers.
His work experience includes teaching assistantships at Harvard University, projects with the United Nations in Brazil, the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Fiji, and the Mercosur Secretariat in Uruguay. He was also a consultant at the Budapest Office with a German management consultancy, and a school teacher in rural Rajasthan in India.

Oliver speaks German, Dutch, French, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and basic Urdu. He received a B.A. from the Universidad de Valencia in Spain and a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a McCloy Scholar. He currently writes his doctoral thesis in political science under the supervision of Professor Dirk Messner, director of the German Development Institute in Bonn.

For current academic research, go here.


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