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Paulo José dos Reis Pereira


Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Faculdade de Ciências Sociais  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Bachelor in Social Sciences (PUC-SP, 2001), Master in International Relations (PPGRI San Tiago Dantas Unesp/Unicamp/PUC-SP, 2005), PhD in Political Science/International Politics (UNICAMP, 2011) and Associate Professor in international relations with the thesis Global Cannabis Co.: fissured consensus - a study of international relations on the drugs-capitalism nexus (PUC-SP, Brazil, 2022). He is currently an associate professor in the area of International Relations at PUC-SP (since 2007), a professor at the San Tiago Dantas Postgraduate Program in International Relations UNESP, UNICAMP and PUC-SP (PPGRI) (since 2011) and a professor at the Masters in Global Governance and International Policy Formulation at PUC-SP (since 2018). He is a member of the international network Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime in the field Drug Policy Reform (since 2023), was an ad hoc researcher at the Brazilian Drug Policy Platform (2021) and a consultant at the National Secretariat for Drug Policies (SENAD) of the Ministry of Justice (2023). He was a visiting researcher at the criminology department at the University of Ottawa (Canada 2017-2018) and at the Drugs and Democracy Program at the Transnational Institute (Netherlands, 2022). He has been part of the editorial board of Revista Platô: Drogas e Políticas since 2017. He is coordinator of the International Research Group on Drug Policies of the Center for Transnational Security Studies ( He was coordinator of the undergraduate course in International Relations at PUC-SP (2012-2016), editor of Revista Carta Internacional (2011-2015) and member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Association of International Relations (2011-2015). He was one of the coordinators of the workshop held at the University of London to create a Global Network on Emerging Drug Markets (2023). He has already obtained funding from CNPq, FAPESP, Open Society Foundations and is currently a CNPq Productivity Fellow PQ2 (2023-2025). He has worked on the international dimension of drug control, with emphasis on the evolution of recent regulations on the cannabis market on the American continent. His latest productions include: Regulation of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Brazil: options arising from international experiences (SENAD, 2023); The international advancement of cannabis regulation and the unjustifiable Brazilian delay (IBCCRIM Bulletin, 31:369, 2023); Corporate Capture of the Latin American Medical Cannabis Market (Transnational Institute, Drug Policy Briefing, 53, 2022); From Devils Herb to Panacea? Biopolitics of Cannabis in Brazil (with Thiago Rodrigues; Cadernos de Campo USP, 2022); Drug control, violence and capitalism in an international perspective: an analytical framework (Critical Military Studies, 2021); The Politics of Evaluating Cannabis Regulation in Uruguay (with Maurício Fiore; Novos Estudos. CEBRAP, 2021). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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