Lucia Nader

Scholar in Residence (email)

Brazilian human rights and civil society organizations expert Lucia Nader is a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. From February 2015 to June 2016 she was a fellow with the Open Society Foundations investigating how professional civil society organizations are dealing with trends of contemporary societies—a project called Solid Organizations in a Liquid World. Before that, she was the Executive Director of Conectas Human Rights, which she joined in 2003.

Nader is currently a board member of the Fund for Global Human Rights (United States), International Service for Human Rights (Switzerland), Democracia Abierta-Open Democracy (UK/Spain), ICS- Instituto Clima e Sociedade (Brazil) and Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade (Brazil). She also serves in the advisory board of SUR – International Journal on Human Rights.

She holds a master’s degree in Development and International Organizations from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po) and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Lucia was named a social entrepreneur by Ashoka (2009) and she is the author of several published articles, including: Five reasons to fear innovation – and many others to dare to innovate to adapt to today’s world (Sur Journal, 2016), Brazil: back to the Future?, (Democracia Abierta, 2015)  Solid Organizations in a Liquid World (Sur Journal, 2014), “Mismatch: why are human rights NGOs in emerging powers not emerging?” (Open Democracy, 2013), “Reflections on Foreign Policy on Human Rights of the Lula´s government” (Henrich Boll Foundation, 2011), “Brazil at the UN Human Rights Council: the need to overcome ambiguities” (Revista Política Externa, 2009) and “The Role of NGOs in the UN Human Rights Council” (Sur Journal, 2007).