Bruna Mara Liso Gagliardi


First Secretary/Adviser at the Human Rights Division

Ministry of External Relations of Brazil


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Bruna Mara Liso Gagliardi is a career diplomat, having joined Brazil’s Foreign Ministry in 2006. She currently works in the Human Rights Division, advising on civil and political rights and the Interamerican System of Human Rights. She represents the Brazilian government in various multilateral fora and before the Interamerican Commission and Court of Human Rights.

Bruna has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Sao Paulo (2000), a master’s degree in Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2004), a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Relations from Rio Branco Institute - the government’s official Diplomatic Academy (2008) - and a specialization in International Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham (2015). She has lectured on international relations for undergraduates and on international human rights law at Rio Branco Institute (2016). Before joining the Ministry, she worked as a press officer for Médecins Sans Frontieres and set up the first commercial street paper in Brazil, OCAS.

Her research as an AsiaGlobal Fellow explored issues of privacy and online surveillance for the internet. In the context of the 2014 Brazilian Civil Rights Framework, the study also discussed different public policies regarding data collection, privacy and cybersecurity.

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