João Paulo Hernandes Teodoro

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Sao Paulo
Project Title: 
The Role of Domestic Politics in Forming US Trade Policy

João Paulo Hernandes Teodoro is a PhD candidate at the Institute of International Relations at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research investigates how domestic actors in the United States have interacted to shape the intellectual property rights included in U.S. trade agreements. He earned his M.A. in International Relations from the University of São Paulo and his B.A. in International Relations from São Paulo State University. He recently co-authored an article published in the Journal of World Trade. He is working on an article on how the economic agreements signed by the U.S. and the E.U. have influenced intellectual property rights in Latin American countries. This article will be debated on the next conference of the Latin American Studies Association. His research has been funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation and by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and he has debated the outcomes of his research with the academic community in events in Brazil, Peru and the U.S. He has been teaching assistant to professors both at São Paulo State University and the University of São Paulo.

Policy Brief: “How the United States can Improve the Intellectual Property Rights of Developing Trade Partners”