Carlos Timo Brito


Head of Research Unit

Brazillian Institute of Defence Studies


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As Chief Research Officer at the Brazilian Institute for Defence Studies - a think tank under Brazil's Ministry of Defence - Carlos Timo Brito advises and assists his superiors in the design and monitoring of research programs. Additionally, he acts as the Ministry's representative at meetings and as a resource person in contacts with other government agencies, embassies and universities. In 2017, he was granted a leave of absence (that runs through December 2018) to participate in the first cohort of the AsiaGlobal Fellows Program at the University of Hong Kong, as well as in the Taiwan Fellowship Program at the National Taiwan University.

He has been a career policy specialist with the Brazilian Federal Government since 2000 and a part-time International Relations lecturer and Professor at a local university since 2002. Before joining the Ministry of Defence in 2015, he worked at the Ministries of Justice and Finance. In 2007 he was granted a leave of absence and a full scholarship to carry out doctoral studies abroad. He was awarded a PhD degree by the University of Westminster in 2011.

His research interests include international cooperation, policy transfer, technology transfer, defence and security, policing and law enforcement, and civil-military relations. 

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