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Biography

Ingrid Aguiar Schlindwein is a PhD Candidate at King's College London. She joined the King's Brazil Institute in 2020, as part of the Joint PhD programme between King's College London and the University of São Paulo. She holds an MSc in Human Rights from the University of São Paulo and a BA in Journalism and Social Communication from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), with a semester exchange at the University of Nottingham.

She previously worked as an international relations advisor at the Government of São Paulo, where she was responsible for the cooperation between the state of São Paulo and Asian countries and the BRICS. In 2015, she did an internship at the United Nations Secretariat, in New York, with the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management.

Research

Thesis title: The relationship of the World Bank and Brazil: an assessment of the strategies to Upper Middle-income Countries

Currently, Ingrid's research project is on development cooperation, particularly the relationship between the World Bank and upper-middle-income countries such as Brazil. It postulates that these countries work as examples of best practices in the World Bank's strategies for developing countries and provide the institution with a coping mechanism to address the loss of institutional credibility and political legitimacy post-Washington Consensus.

Principal supervisor: Anthony Pereira