Karin Costa Vazquez

Associate Professor of Diplomatic Practice & Assistant Dean, (Global Engagement and Student Experience)

MIA Economic and Political Development (Columbia University); M.Sc.(University of Brasília); B.Sc. Economics (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro); B.A. Law (State University of Rio de Janeiro).

KARIN COSTA VAZQUEZ is Associate Professor of Diplomatic Practice & Assistant Dean (Global Engagement and Student Experience) and Executive Director , Center for African  Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS). She is also a non-resident Fellow at the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), member of the Latin American Council on Social Sciences (CLACSO) Working Group in South-South Cooperation and member of the Network of Southern Think-Tanks (NeST). Her research focuses on South-South cooperation, the role of emerging economies in global governance and sustainable development, financing for development, and international organizations.

Prof. Vazquez has vast experience in policy-oriented research, advisory and management of multi-million development programs in Multilateral Development Banks and International Organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prof. Vazquez is a career civil servant currently on leave from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she assisted development cooperation initiatives in Africa and Latin America. 

Prof. Vazquez has published internationally and ranks among the top social media influencers worldwide connecting the public with the UN @UNsocial500 #UNSocial500. She holds a Masters in Economic and Political Development (Columbia University) and in International Comparative Politics (University of Brasilia), and completed her undergraduate studies in economics (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) and Law (State University of Rio de Janeiro). Prof. Vazquez is fluent in English and Portuguese and has advanced knowledge of Spanish and French.

South-South cooperation, the role of emerging economies in global governance and sustainable development, financing for development, and international organizations.