Biography Fernanda Cimini
Senior Researcher at the Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI). Fernanda Cimini is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Economics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). She has a PhD in Human Sciences (Sociology) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with a sandwich doctorate in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has both a Master's and a Bachelor's in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG), as well as a Bachelor's in Social Sciences from the UFMG. Cimini was coordinator of the International Economic Relations course at UFMG (2017-2019). Between 2007 and 2015, she was a public administrator in the Government of the State of Minas Gerais, having held the positions of Advisor in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies, International Relations Advisor, Investment Financing Superintendent and Foreign Trade Coordinator at the Exportaminas unit. She has experience in governmental relations; negotiation of contracts with international economic organizations (World Bank, IDB, the French Development Agency, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the German Development Bank, KfW); analysis of public policies and decision-making processes; project management for development; and international trade policies. Cimini is currently researching international organizations and international cooperation, Latin America, international political economy, comparative political economy and public policy.