Oliver Della Costa Stuenkel is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo, where he coordinates the São Paulo branch of the School of History and Social Science and the executive program in International Relations. He is also a non-resident Fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and a columnist for EL PAÍS and Americas Quarterly, and a commentator at GloboNews. His research focuses on Brazil’s, India’s and China's foreign policy and on their impact on global governance, as well as Latin American politics. He is the author of the IBSA: The rise of the Global South? (Routledge 2014) and The BRICS and the Future of Global Order (Lexington, 2015) and the Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global Order (Polity, 2016) and has had his work published in English, Portuguese and Chinese. He is currently writing a book on Brazil's role in Latin American politics and directs an oral history research project that records in depth interviews with former Latin American presidents, foreign ministers and leading diplomats.
His other publications include, among others, Rising Powers and the Future of Democracy Promotion (Third World Quarterly), The BRICS and the Future of R2P: Was Syria or Libya the Exception? (Global R2P), Emerging Powers and Status: The Case of the First BRICs Summit (Asian Perspective) and The Financial Crisis, Contested Legitimacy and the Genesis of intra-BRICS cooperation (Global Governance). He is the author of Institutionalizing South – South Cooperation: Towards a New Paradigm? submitted to the UN High Level Panel on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda.
Aside from his academic research, he has written op-eds for newspapers, including the New York Times (US), Financial Times (UK), Global Times (China), Today’s Zaman (Turkey), Mail and Guardian (South Africa), Times of India, The Asian Age, The Hindu (India) and Folha de São Paulo, Valor Econômico, O Globo and Estado de São Paulo (Brazil).
He was a Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo (2010) and at the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi (2011, 2012), and a
school teacher in rural Rajasthan in India (2006). He was part of the Brazilian delegation at the track II meetings in New Delhi, Chongqing and Moscow in preparation for the 4th, 5th and 7th BRICS Summits.
Professor Stuenkel holds a B.A. from the Universidad de Valencia in Spain, a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a McCloy Scholar, and a PhD in political science from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.
His research is or has been supported by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation, the Indian Embassy in Brazil, Riksbankens
Jubileumsfond and Compagnia di San Paolo.