Amena Martins Yassine

Amena Martins Yassine

PhD Researcher in International Relations & Political Science
Areas of expertise
  • International organisations, UN
  • Multilateral diplomacy and international negotiation
  • Peacebuilding, peacekeeping, peacemaking / mediation
  • Human rights

PhD Thesis


Title: The UNSC from a Gender Perspective

PhD Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Anna Leander and Elisabeth Prügl




Ms Yassine is a career diplomat with 12+ years of experience in international negotiations, multilateralism, peace and security, and human rights. She has held high-ranked positions as Head of the Peace and Security Unit of the UN General Assembly and senior adviser to the President of the 72nd session of the UNGA and the Minister and Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil.  She is currently a PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute and holds a master’s degree, with merit, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a diploma from The Hague Academy of International Law. She has experience with teaching (the Diplomatic Academy of Brazil and Brazilian universities) and with publishing academic (International Studies Association - ISA) and policy papers. She took part into the documentary Foreigner: Brazilian Women at Diplomacy and has a degree in advanced photography at the International Center of Photography (ICP).