Hayle Gadelha is a PhD student in the King's Brazil Institute. He graduated in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and earned a post-graduate degree in Diplomacy at Rio Branco Institute. He attended the diplomatic academies in both Brazil and Chile, where he was awarded a scholarship.
A career diplomat since 2007, Hayle was appointed as a political officer in the South American Department of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry; as the Commercial Counsellor of the Brazilian Embassy in Beijing; and as the Cultural Attaché in London, the position he currently holds.
His academic research examines the role of visual arts as an instrument of soft power in Brazilian foreign policy. It studies the first Brazilian art exhibition held in London, during the WW2, and the evolution of how Brazil and its culture have been perceived since then.
Thesis title: 'The Exhibition of Modern Brazilian Paintings (UK, 1944/5) within Brazilian foreign policy'