Cambridge Security Programme (CSP)

December 2007. The Cambridge Security Programme is operationally closed. This site is maintained as a historical archive. Information on this site is no longer current.


Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

CSP Academic Coordinator (2003-2007)
Junior Research Fellowship, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

Ricardo M. S. Soares de Oliveira was the Academic Coordinator of CSP.

Ricardo holds a BA in Politics from the University of York and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Centre d'etudes et recherches internationales (Sciences-Po) in Paris and a Joseph C. Fox Fellow at the Centre of International and Area Studies at Yale University. He has worked at the World Bank, the European Commission and Catholic Relief Services. He is presently completing his doctoral dissertation on "Petroleum and the Political in the Gulf of Guinea" at the Centre of International studies, University of Cambridge.

Ricardo research interests include international relations, international political economy and "alternative" globalisations in natural resource extraction, state decay and organized crime. Theoretical interests are currently the diverse political trajectories of modern states and the linkages between the political imagination and political actuality; at the methodological level, a concern with interdisciplinary approaches across the social sciences and the humanities.