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Matias Spektor

School of International Relations FGV

Based in

South America

I am professor at the School of International Relations at FGV. I conduct both academic research and practical work on international security, climate politics, political violence, and the history and theory of international order, with a focus on Brazil, Latin America, and the Global South. In my engagement work, I collaborate widely with governments, international organizations, and think-tanks to advance solutions based on applied social science. I am affiliated with the Reimagining World Order program at Princeton University, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Brazilian Center for International Relations (Cebri), and the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington DC.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Brazil Argentina

Focus areas of expertise

Behavioral action Climate policy and politics Public opinion

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Spektor, Matias, Guilherme N. Fasolin, et al. “Climate Change Beliefs and Their Correlates in Latin America.” Nature Communications, vol. 14, no. 1, Nov. 2023, p. 7241. www.nature.com, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-42729-x.

Fasolin, Guilherme, et al. Correlates of Climate Change Risk Perception: Evidence from Latin America. 27 Sept. 2023. Research Square, https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-3328562/v1.

Spektor, Matias, and Guilherme Fasolin. “What Lula’s Return Means for the Amazon.” Foreign Affairs, 7 Nov. 2022. Foreign Affairs, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/brazil/what-lula-return-means-amazon.

Spektor, Matias, Umberto Mignozzetti, et al. “Nationalist Backlash Against Foreign Climate Shaming.” Global Environmental Politics, vol. 22, no. 1, Feb. 2022, pp. 139–58. Silverchair, https://doi.org/10.1162/glep_a_00644.