Joao Noritomi is a Brazilian Navy Officer, currently holding the rank of Commander. His PhD pertains to Maritime Security.
He holds a MA in Naval Sciences from the Brazilian Naval War College. His research at master’s level focused on the relation between natural resources and the occurrence of internal conflicts in West Africa. His dissertation was titled ‘The paradox of misery amidst the oil wealth: an analysis of the militancy in the Niger Delta’.
As a Naval Aviator, Commander Noritomi has worked as a flight instructor and flight safety analyst.
Thesis title: 'International naval response to piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Gulf of Guinea: lessons from Somalia.'
Principal Supervisor: Vinicius de Carvalho
Secondary Supervisor: Anthony Pereira