The Staff

  • Leonardo Neves

    Political Scientist. He is International Intelligence Analyst at the International Intelligence Unit from the Getulio Vargas Foundation and Lecturer at the Department of International Relations from the Ibmec College. In addition, he worked as  Project Coordinator and Coordinator for Studies and Debates on the Brazilian Centre for International Relations (CEBRI), also worked together with the Civil Affairs Section of the Brazilian Joint Centre for Peacekeeping Operations (CCOPAB), from the Brazilian Armed Forces and was Executive Coordinator of the Group of Analysis on International Conflicts Prevention (GAPCon/UCAM). He has a degree in Social Sciences from the Fluminense Federal University, Masters in Political Science from IUPERJ and a PhD in Development from the Economics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has published books such as "Failed States and the Axis of Evil in North American Security Policy"; "Rethinking Brazilian Foreign Policy: Seeking New Consensus" and "CEBRI and International Relations in Brazil"; Having the latter received the Troféu Cultura Econômica do Jornal do Comércio in 2014. 

  • Mariana Trigo

    Senior journalist specialized in marketing with extensive experience in digital communication, integrated communication, videos, presentation, leadership and press relations. With five postgraduate degrees in communication at PUC Rio and in art at MoMA, in NYC, Mariana is a presenter and responsible for communication at FGV NPII. Currently, she coordinates and moderates the Focus on Asia project, webinars which maps and brings Brazil closer to the largest Asian think tanks, with the objective of inserting Brazil more and more into the agenda of the countries of this distant continent. Experienced as scriptwriter of journalistic programs, producer and publisher of content for television, digital and printed media in companies such as Fundação Getulio Vargas, TV Globo and Sesc. At FGV DICOM she was Communication Coordinator, Press and Video Coordinator and also presenter of the Bate-Papo FGV Program, responsible for the production and review of journalistic content with live and recorded interviews with researchers and directors of Getulio Vargas Foundation. She conducted more than 200 interviews over three years in Rio and São Paulo. She was responsible for the agenda production, choice of interviewees, preparation of scripts and live presentation of programs. Still at FGV's Communication and Marketing Directorate, she was a scriptwriter and coordinator of the "Impacts of Covid-19" program, a daily program, with FGV sources addressing current issues and presenting research in her areas related to the effects of the Covid-19. Mariana has more than 20 years of experience as a TV communication coordinator, internal communication leadership and integrated communication. Winner of the ABERJE 2015 Integrated Communication Award for the Festival Sesc of Inverno project at Sesc RJ.

  • Jade Vasconcellos

    Works on research projects' management at FGV IIU. Jade holds a bachelor degree in International Affairs at Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais, which she concluded with the mention of honor Magna Cum Laude for her high performance. She was also Junior Assistant Professor in the "International Relations Theory" course during college. Jade was an intern at FGV IIU for one and a half year before occuping her current position, while she also worked as a volunteer in the "Resources Team" at the ONG TETO, having experience in fundraising through the organization of events and in the application for different kinds of grants.

  • Lícia Castro

    Administrative Assistant of the International Intelligence Unit. Graduated as business administrator at Veiga de Almeida University and also has a degree in Tourism. Licia has been working at the FGV since 2015. She had 10 years of experience in aviation in international companies and after that, she decided to dedicate herself to business administration. Before starting at FGV, she worked at Petrobras for 2 years, also working throughout the company's management.