Elizeu Chaves Jr, Sociologist holds a PhD in Comparative Politics in the Americas with more than 20 years of professional experience in government, multilateral institutions, global activism on rights and development and academic work. Elizeu was a professor of International Relations for many years in Brazil, worked at different governmental institutions including Social Development and Education, did consultancies for several multilateral institutions and is an UN official since 2004 with large experience in the field and at headquarters. Currently he serves as Senior Advisor at UNFPA Headquarters.
He has published articles and publications on global issues including multilateral affairs, international cooperation, migration and gender equality with emphasis on using sociological lengths to analyze international affairs.
Elizeu is currently doing research on the future of international cooperation mechanisms as a Visiting Scholar with the Institute of Latin American Studies/University of Columbia in New York.