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Our Team

Pour le Brésil was founded in September 2019 by Felipe Lauritzen, Vinícius Reis and Vivian Kawanami, all Brazilian students from the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). The association was founded with the purpose of promoting this fruitful exchange between Brazilian personalities and our leaders of tomorrow - the youth.

This dialogue between these two groups is a core principle of our conference, as we will have students from many different countries not only participating actively in the conference, but also involved in its organisation process.

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Co-Presidency

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Davi Neustein Maciel

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Davi is a Master's student in International Governance and Diplomacy at the Paris School of International Relations (PSIA). Having worked in the public, private and third sectors, he is interested in the process of creating public policies related to sustainability and aims to return to Brazil after finishing his master's degree. Graduated in International Relations from Sciences Po Paris, he was at the Poitiers campus, specializing in Latin American studies.

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Felipe Jukemura

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Felipe is a Master's student in International Development at SciencesPo with a concentration in Global Economics and sustainability. Graduated in International Relations from PUC-SP and SciencesPo.
He has worked with international cooperation, sustainable development, green finance and the Amazon theme.
Today he works for ICLEI and CEBRAP, in addition to being a researcher at the Center for Studies in International Relations (NERIPUC) and a member of the Brazilian electoral observatory of the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC).

Executive Coordination

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Thaís Arantes

Sustainable Development Coordinator

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Thaís is an Environmental Technician at the Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (Ifes) and is studying her first year of graduation at the Euro-Latin-American Campus of Sciences Po, in Poitiers. His desire is to combine his interests in International Relations and the Environment and carry out studies in Environmental Policy at PSIA. It aims to operate in Brazil in the future and is very interested in the work of NGOs and international organizations, especially in the Atlantic Forest.

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Julia Zahary

Coordinator of Brazilian Institutions

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Julia completed two years of graduation in International Relations at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and is currently part of the PUCSP/Sciences Po Integrated Diploma program that will allow her to complete her last year of graduation at Sciences Po, in Poitiers. From 2023 onwards, he will begin the master's degree in “Global Governance and Diplomacy” at Sciences Po on the Paris campus. At the same time, she acts as coordinator of “Brazilian Institutions” at Pour Le Brésil and works in the logistics area of ​​PIMUN, an association that promotes simulations of the United Nations at Sciences Po.

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Fernanda Pereira

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

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Fernanda works as a researcher at the research center on macroeconomics of inequalities at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). She is currently on an exchange program at Sciences Po, where she participates at Pour Le Brésil as coordinator of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team.

Sustainable Development Team

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Amanda Pinto

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Amanda holds a master's degree in Agri-Food Law from Université Paris 1 Pantheón-Sorbonne and Director of International Relations at Sociedade Rural Brasileira.

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Anouk Costentin

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Anouk completed a degree in Philosophy and Political Science at the Sorbonne and Sciences Po and is specializing this year in environmental policy (PSIA). She became interested in Pour Le Brésil as the association thinks about contemporary issues involving the Amazon lands. Thus, being a member allowed him to reconcile two great passions: indigenous issues and climate justice, in which he specialized during a university exchange in Montreal.

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Benjamin Garcia

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Benjamin is French. He studied at Sciences Po on the Euro-Latin American campus, where he discovered the Portuguese-speaking world and became very interested in Brazil. He studied in Brazil at PUC in Rio de Janeiro and is very interested in geopolitical and environmental issues, especially at the level of international organizations. He is doing his master's degree in Environmental Policy at PSIA.

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Inês Fontelle

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Inês is a graduate student at Sciences Po Paris on a double degree in philosophy at the Sorbonne Université. Previously, she studied a semester at the philosophy department at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). She is interested in issues of social inequality, democracy and the environment. It is involved in projects that promote equal opportunities in the education system.

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Saleh El Kadre

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Saleh is a Master's student in International Governance and Diplomacy at the Paris School of International Relations (PSIA). He studied Social Sciences in Brazil and received a CAPES scholarship for one year at Wageningen University and Research (Netherlands). He worked in the private sector in Brazil with the expansion of the market for foreign big data companies, and now intends to specialize in International Politics and Diplomacy.

Team of Brazilian Institutions

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Bruno Fonseca

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Bruno is a graduate student in the Sciences Po dual degree program and North American "Europe" specialization at UC Berkeley. During his time at Sciences Po, he intends to major in Politics and Government. Deeply interested in politics and law, he wants to better understand the role that politics plays in the development of society.

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Ieda Silva

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Ieda is a student at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (FDUSP) and is doing an exchange program at Sciences Po's École d'Affaires Publiques. She has experience with human rights and public policies, having coordinated projects and worked for several organizations and outreach groups, particularly in the field of public policies for migrants and refugees. She is a researcher at the Departamento de Direito do Estado da FDUSP in the area of ​​refugee law.

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Gabrielle Balestra

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Gabrielle is a second-year graduate student at Sciences Po. In addition to his major in Politics and Government, his specialization focuses on Latin America. Interested in politics and diplomacy, she is a member of the OPALC Observatory of Brazilian Elections, where she develops research related to the impact of foreign policy on elections.

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Luiza Helena de Menezes

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Luiza is a lawyer and a graduate student in International Law at the Universidade de Fortaleza. He is currently working in the field of immigration and business law and is pursuing a Masters in Governance and Diplomacy at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), at SciencesPo. During graduation, she interned at the Federal Police Superintendence of Ceará and also at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, institutions that made her develop her interest in international criminal law, which is why she conducts research on the International Criminal Court.

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Guilherme Figueira

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Guilherme is from the interior of São Paulo and studies economics at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He is currently on an exchange program at Sciences Po. Interested in issues such as institutions and development, he is eager to contribute to Pour Le Brésil.

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Marina de Godoi

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Marina holds a degree in Journalism from UNESP, a master in Social Sciences from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and is currently working on her PhD in Political Science at Sciences Po. His thesis project analyzes issues such as Electoral Integrity in Brazil and the relationship between the Brazilian voter and the vote. Before dedicating himself to scientific research, he had experiences in the publishing field.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team

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Alicia Magnac

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Alicia is 21 years old and is currently in her first year of her Masters in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at SciencesPo. She grew up in a French-Brazilian family, and although he has always lived in France, his heart belongs to Brazil and its state, Ceará, which he knows very well. She is very interested in gender issues, postcolonial studies, especially in Brazil, and the culture of this beautiful country (music, literature, art, …). I would like to work later in a Brazilian association or organization to defend the cause of women.

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Luca Louzada

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Luca is Brazilian, is in his fourth year of Economics at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), in Brazil, and is doing an exchange program at SciencesPo in Paris. He is interested in academia, particularly research on development economics.

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Noah Matthews

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Noah is a North American History MA student at SciencesPo. He holds a degree in International Relations from Loyola University Chicago. He previously worked as an intern for an association that relocates refugees in Chicago and as an English teacher. His research interests are currently focused on understanding the construction of the idea of ​​race across different cultures with an emphasis on reducing inequalities.

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Olivia Sabini-Leite

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Olivia is Brazilian-American and is pursuing a Master's Degree in International Governance and Diplomacy with a concentration in Global Risks at Sciences Po, after graduating from Smith College with a Bachelor's Degree in Government and Latin American and Latino Studies. She is passionate about the rights of women and marginalized peoples, social justice and migration. With previous experience in both international and local level NGOs, she hopes to use her background to engage with professionals at the international and national levels to advocate for solutions to global and local challenges.

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Tarquinia Palmieri

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Tarquinia is an Italian student starting her Masters in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at PSIA. After graduating last year from Bocconi University in International Politics, she flew to Rio de Janeiro to volunteer at an NGO focused on ensuring education for children and adolescents in the favelas. His aspiration is to contribute, throughout his career, to the empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized people.

Advisory Board

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Vinicius Reis

Co-Founder | Former Co-President

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Camila Luz

Former Co-President

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Felipe Lauritzen

Co-Founder | Former Co-President

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Maria Giulia Senesi

Former Co-President

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Vivian Kawanami

Co-Founder | Former Co-President

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Isabella Arca Vieira

Former Co-President

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Ana Luíza Stringhini

Former Co-President

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