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Daniel Buarque is a PhD student with the King's Brazil Institute. He has a MSc with Distinction in Global Perspective from the Brazil Institute at King’s and a BA in Social Communication and Journalism from Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (Brazil). He is a teaching assistant in the Department of War Studies, leading seminars in International Relations Theory and Contemporary Issues in International History.

Apart from the academic work, Daniel works as a columnist for the Brazilian news portal UOL and the Brazilian Newsradio CBN, discussing international perceptions about Brazil and the external images of the country. He is also a freelance London correspondent for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and UOL.

He has more than 15 years' experience as a journalist in Brazil, working for some of the most prestigious outlets in the country. He was an executive editor at the news portal Terra Networks, reporter and assignment editor at the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, assignment editor at CBN Newsradio, reporter at the newspaper Valor Econômico and editor of content at the news portal G1 (Globo Network). 

He is the published author of five books, such as 'Brazil, um país do presente' (Alameda Editorial), about the international image of the country, and 'Por um Fio' (Autografia) a collection of long interviews conducted as a journalist, and three books about food and travel (such as 'Comendo Londres: Um Guia para Amar a Pior Comida do Mundo').


Thesis title: 'Brazil's international agenda reflected: Perceptions among the foreign policy community of the great powers (1989-2014)'

Daniel started his PhD in October 2017 as part of the joint PhD programme between the Brazil Institute at King's College London and the Instituto de Relações Internacionais at University of São Paulo. 

His current research project, 'Brazil through the Mirror: Projection and perception of power and prestige', analyses how the images held about Brazil in the rest of the world influences the international relations of the country and its ambitions in search of prestige and reputation.

The research focuses on perceptions in international relations, prestige in diplomacy, country image, nation branding and soft power. His primary goal is to understand if the external perceptions about the country help or hinders the country attempts to be recognised as an important global player.

PhD supervision

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