Iris Dias

I am a Brazilian Ph.D candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Minho (UM) in co-tutelle with the University of Brasília (UnB) and collaborating member at the Research Center in Political Science (CICP - UM). I have been working on food and nutritional security policy transfer in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries focusing on Brazil´s role as developer.
Currently, I am a visiting researcher at the Center for International Studies hosted by Universidade de Lisboa and a United Nations Online Volunteer cooperating with the International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC- IG – UNDP). As a Social Protection Platform Ambassador, I have been contributing for the Platform´s Blog.
I am also a member of Novo Encanto Portugal, a communitarian association working in the field of social and environmental development, in which I have been collaborating on environmental aleducation projects.
IMy main interests are human rights and policy innovation. Research interests: South-South Cooperation, Brazilian Foreign Policy, migration, public policy and policy networks, migration and migration-development nexus, human rights and state-civil society relations in transnational contexts.