Global Platform of International Public Policies

Invited Speakers

Claire Dunlop

Claire Dunlop

University of Exeter

Claire Dunlop is a political scientist and, specifically, a public policy and administration scholar. Her main research interests are the politics of expertise and knowledge utilization; epistemic communities and advisory politics; risk governance; policy learning and analysis; impact assessment; and policy narratives. She explores these conceptual interests at the UK and EU levels principally, and most frequently in relation to agricultural, food and environmental issues. Most recently, she has started to research LGBT legislation in the UK.

Between 2010-2016, Claire Dunlop was convenor of the UK Political Studies Association’s (PSA) Public Policy and Administration specialist group and is now a PSA Trustee and member of the Senior Leadership Team. She is currently the editor of Public Policy and Administration.

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Benjamin Cashore

University of Yale

Dr. Benjamin Cashore is Professor of Environmental Governance & Political Science at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is Director of the Governance, Environment and Markets (GEM) Initiative at Yale and is the Joseph C. Fox Faculty Director of the Yale International Fox Fellows Program. He is courtesy joint appointed in Yale’s Department of Political Science. Cashore also directs the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s (IUFRO) task force on International Forest Governance. 

Dr. Cashore’s major research interests include the emergence of non‐state governance innovations, their intersection with traditional governmental processes, and the role of firms, non‐state actors, civil society and governments in shaping these trends. His ongoing research efforts are focused on understanding how the interaction of multiple levels of governance, in both public and private sectors, might evolve to produce durable global environmental governance solutions. 

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Eugene McCann

Eugene McCann

Simon Fraser University

Eugene McCann is an urban geographer whose research focuses on the political struggles, strategies, practices, and negotiations that characterize urban policy-making. His current focus is on developing the ‘policy mobilities’ approach in urban studies. This burgeoning literature identities and conceptualizes how ‘best practice’ models of urban governance are made mobile through the actions of various policy actors. He researches how the circulation of policy models represents the practical work of constituting “urban globalness” while also highlighting the politics of urban policy-making.

His main focus is his long-term analysis of the emergence, development, and travels of the Harm Reduction drug policy model – and specifically the model of the Drug Consumption Room, or Supervised Injection Facility – among cities. He also studies 39 ‘Vancouverism’ as a globally-renowned and globally-mobile set of planning strategies, intended to create more sustainable urban built environments. Beyond this work, he has a longstanding interest in the politics of urban development and public space. More recently, has developed an interest in the central relationship between food and “foodscapes” in urban environments, in collaboration with SFU Geography Adjunct Professor, Dr. Christiana Miewald.

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Deisy Ventura

Deisy Ventura

University of São Paulo

Deisy de Freitas Lima Ventura is full Professor of Ethics at the School of Public Health (FSP) of the University of São Paulo (USP), where she is Head of the Department of Environmental Health and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Global Health and Sustainability. She is President of the Brazilian Association of International Relations – ABRI (2019-2021). She held the Simon Bolivar Chair at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Latin America at the University of Paris 3 (Sorbonne-Nouvelle, 2007), was an invited professor at Sciences-Po Paris (Ibero-American Poitiers Cycle, 2007) and a guest at the Institute for Advanced International Studies and Development (IHEID) Geneva in the Global South Scholar in Residence Program (2010-2011). Former Legal Consultant at the Mercosur Secretariat (Montevideo, 2003-2006). She has published 15 books on international and legal education topics.

Carlos Milani

Carlos Milani

Rio de Janeiro State University

Carlos R. S. Milani is Associate Professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University’s Institute for Social and Political Studies (IESP-UERJ). He is also a senior research fellow with the Brazilian National Science Council and the Rio de Janeiro Research State Foundation. His research agenda includes Brazilian foreign policy, comparative foreign policy, international development cooperation, south-south cooperation, and climate change politics. His latest books are Solidarity and Interest: motivations and strategies in international development cooperation (2018, in Portuguese),Brazilian Cooperation Agency: 30 years of history and futures challenges (2017, in Portuguese), Atlas of Brazilian Defence Policy (2017, in Portuguese) and Atlas of Brazilian foreign policy (2016, in English). His latest articles published, inter alia, by International Affairs, the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Politikon, the South African Journal of International Affairs and the Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política (Brazilian Review of Political Science) are available at

Carlos Aurélio

Carlos de Faria

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

Graduated in History at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, MA and Ph. D. in Political Science from University Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ). He was Rio Branco Professor at the University of Oxford, visiting scholar at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, and guest researcher at the University of Umeå in Sweden. He is currently a professor at the Graduate Program in Social Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.



Patrick Hassenteufel
(Sciences Po Versailles)

Raul Pacheco-Vega

Giulia Romano
(University of Duisburg-Essen)

Roberta Sakai (King’s College London) 


Amanda Shriwise (University of Bremen) 

Camila Saraiva (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Cecilia Osorio Gonnet (Universidade Alberto Hurtado – Chile)

Christopher Walker (Australia and New Zealand School of Government)

Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto (Brazilian War College-ESG)

Giovanni Agostinis (Pontificia Universidad Catolica – Chile)

Giulia C. Romano (University of Duisburg-Essen)        

Johanna Kuhlmann (University of Bremen)

Juliana Costa (Federal University of São Paulo/Articulação Sul)       

Kidjie Saguin (National University of Singapore)

Leslie A. Pal (Universidade Hamad Bin Khalifa)

Magdaléna Hadjiisky (Université de Strasbourg)          

Manuela Trindade Viana (PUC-Rio)

Markus Taube (University of Duisburg-Essen)  

Melissa Pomeroy (Articulação Sul)          

Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva (The University of Oklahoma)

Monica Herz (PUC-Rio)

Natália Koga (Ipea)

Nele Noesselt (University of Duisburg-Essen)                           

Osmany Porto de Oliveira (Universidade Federal de São Paulo)

Patrick Hassenteufel (Universidade de Versalhes Paris-Saclay)

Roberta Sakai (King’s College London)

Ulrike Zeigermann (University of Malsburg)


Gil Pradeau
(University of Westminster)

Beatriz Sanchez

Giovanna Vaz

Mariana Capella

Júlia Bernardes

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