Lucas de Oliveira Paes
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
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
Publications All publications
Publication : Policy Brief | 2022
The governance of environmental issues has become a central challenge in world politics. These issues are often complex, thus requiring flows of know1
Publication | 2022
This article examines the global–regional politics of ecosystem governance through the case of the Amazon rainforest. Despite the bourgeoning literat1
The challenge of IUU fishing in West Africa and The PotentialTechnology Solutions: An analysis of international cooperationprojects in Ghana and Gu...Publication : Report | 2022
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a social, economic and environmental problem. It undermines management and drives the depletion1
Networked territoriality: A processual–relational view on the making (and makings) of regions in world politicsPublication | 2022
This article proposes a processual–relational perspective on region-making and its effects in world politics. It revisits the concepts of regionalism1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2018 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?...
Events All events
EventWed 8 Mar 2023Time: 09:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
How can the Escazú Agreement contribute to democracy building?
EventThu 1 Dec 2022Time: 14:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
We invite you to this book launch with Ayse Zarakol and her new book on the rise and fall of world orders.
EventThu 13 Oct 2022Time: 10:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
How can the presidential election in Brazil affect international cooperation to preserve the Amazon rainforest?
Webinar: IUU fishing and the challenges of sustainable fisheries management: the role of Norway and international cooperation.EventThu 23 Jun 2022Time: 14:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams
In this seminar, we will discuss the role of international cooperation and development assistance in addressing Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Are we making progress on reducing Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated fishing? Challenges and MeasuresEventWed 27 Apr 2022Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: C.J. Hambrosplass 2 D / Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
This seminar seeks to take stock of the progress made by states, regional organizations, and their international partners in reducing IUU fishing, discuss the most successful measures available so far, and reflect on the main challenges of such an endeavour and what can be done differently.
Articles All articles
3 Jan 2022
What is the role of Russia, the Arctic and Asia in global politics? How are these societies developing? How do international trade, innovation and po1