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Rafael Miranda

Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Business and Human Rights and Professor of International Relations



Rafael Miranda is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the Department of Political Science of the University of São Paulo (DCP-USP). He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paulo (IRI-USP) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP).

At FECAP, Rafael Miranda serves as a professor in the undergraduate program of International Relations and in the Postgraduate program of International Business. Since 2018, he has been responsible for steering strategic projects co-financed by the European Commission for the University. Currently, he holds the position of Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence in Business and Human Rights. Additionally, he serves as the executive coordinator of the Brazil-European Union Institute (2019-present) and the Jean Monnet Module on Strategic Relations between Brazil and the European Union (2022-present). Previously, he held the position of executive coordinator for the Jean Monnet Chair on European External Policies for Human Rights and Democracy (2019-2022).

In the field of advanced research, Rafael is a doctoral fellow at the Center for Artificial Intelligence at the University of São Paulo (C4AI – USP/FAPESP/IBM), exploring the intersection of ethics and artificial intelligence and member of the Ethics Group of Understanding Artificial Intelligence (UAI) at the Institute of Advanced Studies at USP. His research interests include human rights, business and human rights, global governance, and the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence.

Recent Relevant Publications

  1. 2023
    Business and human rights in a multistakeholder global governance:
    an analysis of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights. Master's Thesis, Institute of International Relations, University of São Paulo, São Paulo. doi:10.11606/D.101.2023.tde-23032023-165439.
    Miranda, R. S. N. (2023)
  2. 2023
    The implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights through National Action Plans:
    the diffusion and limits of the EU governance method towards Latin America. In: 9th National Meeting of the Brazilian Association of International Relations, 2023, Belo Horizonte. Institutions and International Regimes, 2023.
    Marconi, C. A., & Miranda, R. S. N.
  3. 2023
    Business, Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence:
    New Challenges, Old Standards? In: 27th IPSA World Congress, 2023, Buenos Aires. Human Rights.
    Miranda, R. S. N. (2023)
  4. 2020
    Human Rights, business, and the 2030 Agenda:
    Time-space considerations of international norm-making in light of the Shell case in Nigeria. MERIDIANO 47 (UNB), 21, 1-18.
    Marconi, C. A., & Miranda, R. S. N. (2020).