Lucas de Oliveira Paes

Senior Research Fellow

Lucas de Oliveira Paes is a Senior Research Fellow and a post-doctoral researcher in the Research group on Russia, Asia and international trade at NUPI. He works on the European Research Council-funded Lorax Project: Understanding Ecosystemic Politics. He holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge.

His doctoral research drew on network theory and analysis to study international hierarchies and the politics of global and regional hegemonic orders. His research interests focus on relational perspectives on dynamics of order, hierarchy, sovereignty, regionalism, and international relations theory more broadly. In the Lorax project, Lucas will study the ecosystemic politics of the Amazon rainforest.


2020 PhD, Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

2016 Master's degree in International Strategic Studies, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

2014 Bachelor's degree in International Relations, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Work Experience

2020- Senior Research Fellow, NUPI

2018-2020 Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge Review of International Affairs

2017-2018 Associate Editor, Cambridge Review of International Affairs

2016-2017 Research Assistant, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, United States

2014-2016 Research Associate, Center for International Studies on Government, Brazil

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