PhD defence by Renata Cavalcanti Muniz

Economic Diplomacy as a Tool for Development: A critical analysis of the use of economic diplomacy in Dutch port development investments in Brazil
PhD student

Renata Cavalcanti Muniz

Monday 12 Jun 2023, 16:00 - 18:00
PhD defence
Spoken Language
Aula B and livestream
International Institute of Social Studies
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On 12 June 2023, Renata Cavalcanti Muniz will defend her thesis on economic diplomacy in Brazil.

In her thesis, Renata Cavalcanti Muniz addresses nuances of economic diplomacy practice, including its relation to power and its potential to shape development promotion.

She investigates the relationship between Brazil and the Netherlands, looking particularly at the Porto Central port development veture involving the Port of Rotterdam and TPK Logistica.


Doctoral Board


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisors

Professor Peter van Bergeijk, ISS
Dr Lee Pegler, ISS

Full Doctoral Committee

Professor Désirée van Gorp, Nyenrode Business University
Professor Emeritus Geske Dijkstra
Professor Irene van Staveren, ISS
Professor Lorenzo Pellegrini, ISS
Dr Farhad Mukhtarov, ISS

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The ceremony will begin promptly at 16:00 hrs in the Aula of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the Aula during the first part of the ceremony.

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.

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