People of the Democratic Statecraft Lab
Juliano da Silva Cortinhas
Juliano da Silva Cortinhas is Professor of International Relations at the University of Brasília and a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia. He holds a PhD (University of Brasilia) and a MA (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), both in International Relations. His research concentrates on International Security, National Defense, civil-military relations in Brazil, U.S. Defense Policy and decision-making theory, with emphasis on discussions about the Brazilian Defense structure and budget. Previous professional experiences include: Chief of Staff at the Pandiá Calógeras Institute, a think tank of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense (2013- 2016); Senior Civil Advisor for Defense Affairs to the Brazilian Presidency at the Secretariat for Strategic Affairs (2012-2013); Visiting Scholar at the University of Delaware (2011-2012); and Chair of the Department of International Relations at the University of Curitiba (2010-2011). He is involved in many teaching and research initiatives, including the coordination of the Study and Research Group on International Security (www.gepsi.unb.br) and a research project financed by CAPES on the Brazilian defense system He has published book chapters and articles focused in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
Todd S. SechserProfessor of Politics, Lab Director
Coauthor of Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy
Expertise in international relations, foreign policy, nuclear security, emerging technologies