Karin Costa Vazquez

Brazil |  Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Global Engagement, O.P. Jindal Global University


Karin Costa Vazquez is a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing and a researcher at Fudan University. Costa Vazquez is also an associate professor, the assistant dean for global engagement, and the executive director of the Center for African, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) at O.P. Jindal Global University. She previously led the UN Office for South-South Cooperation’s 2022-2025 Strategic Framework and the ABDE 2030 Sustainable Development Plan to leverage US$38 billion in investments from 32 development finance institutions towards the implementation of sustainable development goals in Brazil. Costa Vazquez also served as the deputy director of the UK Prosperity Fund in Brazil, which supported Brazil’s transition to a low-carbon, high-growth economy.

Costa Vazquez is the author of several peer-reviewed studies and the forthcoming policy paper “A strategic and futures agenda for Brazil’s sustainable development.” She is currently completing a doctorate of philosophy in international politics at Fudan University. Costa Vazquez holds master’s degrees from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Universidade de Brasília as well as bachelor’s degrees in economics and law from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, respectively.

Costa Vazquez was a contributor to the Asia-LAC Dialogues Series.

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