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Miguel Alexandre Barreiro


Miguel Alexandre Barreiro


Communication, Media & Marketing

Sustainable Development

Professional Experience

Associate Professor in Persuasion & Ethics and Representation & Ethics

Building on a J.D in Law and executive education on strategic communications (Columbia University), Miguel has spent more than a decade working with the United Nations on partnership building and mass communication. This includes the identification of potential partnerships and the promotion of knowledge exchange and advocacy using Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies.

His experience ranges from crisis to middle income countries working effectively with a range of local partners, including non-state actors, local councils, MPs, high ranking government officials, civil society organizations and private sector in a variety of country settings. Miguel has supported UN agencies and the OECD to design partnership building and community awareness strategies in Algeria, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Nicaragua and Somalia among other countries. He is currently supporting the UN University as outreach and advocacy senior advisor and still collaborates with the United Nations on the development of advocacy and partnership building initiatives around the world.

Miguel is a PhD candidate on social anthropology at Pantheon I – Sorbonne University in Paris. His academic and policy-oriented research are focused on the use of visual research methods in social sciences and the study of the politics and aesthetics of representation. Miguel’s research fieldwork analyses the grievances and causes which have fueled the rise of radical elements and the main groups operating social media networks, including an analysis of their main ideological drivers and their social or political outlook.