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Community leadership in Rio’s favelas: a showcase for resilience

Community leadership in Rio's favelas: a showcase for resilience
Tereza Maarova

Tereza Maarova

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Tereza Maarova holds an MA in Development and Emergency Practice from Oxford Brookes University. She is currently an Operations Manager at Teach for Slovakia, an NGO focused on fostering young leaders to drive social change and address human rights issues.
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Rio de Janeiro has been identified as “the city most affected by climate change in South America.” Sea level rise is predicted to submerge Rio even if the Earth’s temperature rises only by 1.5°C (the new global goal following the 2015 Paris agreement). Torrential rains have already resulted in major disasters in the last decade, […]

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All eyes on Rio: Blessing or curse for local tourism?

All eyes on Rio: Blessing or curse for local tourism?
Elien Verstraeten

Elien Verstraeten

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Elien Verstraeten is an MSc in Local Economic Development student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Ghent.
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Rio de Janeiro is a city that captures imagination. It has been nicknamed the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (Marvelous City), and remains the most popular tourist destination in Brazil. In 2014, the city welcomed 1.8 million foreign tourists (a 34% increase compared to 2009), mainly due to mega-events such as the annual Carnival and the 2014 FIFA […]

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Janice Perlman: “There are so many things in Rio that are never talked about and that are absolutely heroic.”

Janice Perlman: “There are so many things in Rio that are never talked about and that are absolutely heroic.”
Simon Marijsse

Simon Marijsse

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Simon Marijsse holds both a Master’s degree in Public Policy and one in Philosophy (from Ghent University and KU Leuven). After having worked as post lauream researcher at the Jean Jacobs Institute in Bologna, he chose to specialize in Conflict & Development Studies at Ghent University. Inspired by live field work in the Middle-East, Simon currently aims at bridging local grass roots developments with new modes of globalization and rhetorical analysis of policy mechanisms. His interests involve EU foreign policy, historical and contemporary Arab-West relations, and the modalities of subjectivity, identity and state-building practices in the wider MENA region.
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JP: From an early age I had become very interested in how knowledge, research and participation in another culture can generate benefits for local communities. I believe this can be done by establishing a connection between these communities and the level of policy via a bridging person, or by giving a voice to people who […]

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