Lucas de Oliveira Paes

Senior Research Fellow

Lucas de Oliveira Paes is a Senior Research Fellow and a post-doctoral researcher in the Research Group for Russia, Asia and International Trade at NUPI. He works on the European Research Council-funded “Lorax Project: Understanding Ecosystemic Politics”. He holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge.

His doctoral research drew on network theory and analysis to study international hierarchies and the politics of global and regional hegemonic orders. His research interests focus on relational perspectives on dynamics of order, hierarchy, sovereignty, regionalism, and international relations theory more broadly. In the Lorax project, Lucas will study the ecosystemic politics of the Amazon rainforest.