Adriana Erthal Abdenur (Ph.D. Princeton, AB Harvard) is Coordinator of the Peace & Security Division at Instituto Igarapé, a think tank based in Rio de Janeiro. She also serves on the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) of the United Nations ECOSOC for the 2019-2011 term. From 2006 to 2009 was a faculty member in international affairs at the New School, as well as Fellow of the India China Institute. Dr. Abdenur works broadly at the intersection of international security, development cooperation, and global governance. Recent publications include articles in the following outlets: Global Governance, Foreign Affairs, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, African Security, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Dr.Abdenur has co-authored the book India China: Rethinking Borders and Security with colleagues from the India China Institute and edited, along with Thomas G. Weiss, the volume Emerging Powers and the United Nations (Routledge, 2015). She serves on the Advisory Board for the Swedish Armed Forces International Center (SWEDINT), in charge of peacekeeping training, and on the boards of several publications in Latin America and Europe. She lives in Rio de Janeiro with her two children.