We´re pleased to introduce the new member of RBPI´s Editorial Board, Lene Hansen and Paulo Esteves:
Lene Hansen primary research interests are International Relations Theory and Security Studies with a particular emphasis on poststructuralism, feminism and constructivism. Her book Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War (Routledge, 2006) lays out a poststructuralist theory about the relationship between identity and foreign policy. Security as Practice also provides explicit methodological guidelines for how to apply discourse analysis to international relations. Lene’s interest in the concept of security and the history and sociology of Security Studies led to The Evolution of International Security Studies(Cambridge University Press, 2009) co-authored with Professor Barry Buzan. Lene has also worked on gender and security, cyber security, the Danish debate on the European Union, and the Muhammad Cartoon Crisis. Lene is the director of “Images and International Security”, a large research project funding by The Danish Council of Independent Research (Grant ID: DFF – 1327 – 00056B). The project runs from 2014 and till the end of 2017. It starts from the assumption that images are crucial for what become security problems. Images can engender international crises, they may harm countries’ reputation and can generate public support for foreign policies. More information about the project is available at www.images.ku.dk. Lene teaches and supervises within the fields of Security Studies and International Relations Theory particularly emphasizing poststructuralism, feminism and constructivism. She is particularly interested in supervising Masters and Ph.D. projects that include a visual component.
Paulo Esteves holds a PhD in Political Science (2003) from IUPERJ (Rio de Janeiro ? Brazil). He was a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen (2008) and at Rice University (2002). Currently, Dr. Esteves is an Associate Professor at the International Relations Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and General Coordinator of the BRICS Policy Center. He authored the book “The convergence between Humanitarian Practices and International Security” (published by Del Rey/FUNAG in Portuguese – 2010) and co-edited three books on International Institutions, Development Cooperation and Urban Development. Paulo Esteves has published a series of articles and book chapters in the areas of international security, humanitarian protection, and international development. He served as a consultant of the United Nations Program for Development (2005), ECOSOC (2016) and Brazilian agencies such as the Ministry of Education, CNPq, CAPES, FAPESP and FAPERJ in several occasions. Between 2004 and 2005, Dr. Esteves was the International Relations coordinator of the State Government of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a member of the editorial board of publications such as International Political Sociology and Contexto Internacional. He is a founding member of the Brazilian Association of International Relations (ABRI) of which he was director from 2005 to 2009 and president from 2011 to 2014. Currently Dr. Esteves conducts research in three areas: (i) convergence of international security fields, humanitarian protection and development, (ii) international development with an emphasis on south-south cooperation and 2030 Agenda and (iii) emerging powers.