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Class 11 (2012-2014)

Ana Paula Calil, Brazil

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Ana Paula holds a MA in International Communication from Macquarie University, in Australia, a BA in International Relations from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, and a certificate in Intercultural Leadership, from “The Scholar Ship” Study Abroad Program (a transnational ocean-going campus). She has worked as a senior advisor for the Minister of Strategic Affairs in matters related to security and defense, also designing public policies in those areas. Previously, she had worked with international business cooperation and local and regional development. During the MIDP Program, she aims to study how local development and defense can be merged into the context of peace and conflict resolution in order to recommend policies that will help rebuilding conflict and post-conflict affected countries.

Applied Field Experience

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in Beirut, Lebanon