Raphael Camargo Lima

Raphael Camargo Lima


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    Research interests

    • Military diffusion
    • Military innovation
    • Defence reform 
    • Civil-military relations
    • National security
    • Security sector governance
    • Security and defence in Latin America
    • Foreign Policy
    • Defence and security
    • Scenario-planning

    Biographical details

    Raphael is a PhD candidate at the Department of War Studies, born in Campinas, Brazil. He received his MSc. in International Relations from the Interinstitutional Program San Tiago Dantas (São Paulo State University, Campinas State University and PUC-SP) in 2015; and received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from São Paulo State University in 2012.

    He has experience in the Brazilian government in National Defence, Policy Research, and Scenario Planning. Raphael worked as a Technical Advisor for National Defence at the Secretary of Strategic Affairs of the Brazilian Presidency (SAE/PR); as a Researcher at the governmental think tank Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea); and as a Research Coordinator at the Center for Strategic Studies of the Brazilian Army (CEEEx).

    He currently is a researcher at King’s Brazil Institute and at the Military in Politics in Brazil Research Network. This research network aims to unite scholars interested in providing an interdisciplinary understanding of the evolution of the Brazilian military.

    Raphael also holds a fellowship from Fundação Estudar—a national foundation aiming to support youth leaders to develop their careers and become effective agents of change in Brazil. In the past, he had scholarships and research grants from Brazil’s most important research foundations, such as the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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