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Alexandre San Martim Portes


Alex is a PhD Scholar and Research Officer at the Australian National University’s School of Regulation and Global Governance. His research focuses on the implementation of patent protection and the formulation of sustainable development policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. By interrogating the role of international and domestic power structures, he aims to understand how the tensions between intellectual property rights and sustainable development affect policymaking in the fields of public health and energy transition.
Alex holds a Master’s degree in Public Economics, Law, and Politics from Leuphana University (Germany). During his studies, he examined the implementation of trade regulation in developing nations, focusing his thesis on geographical indications in Colombia. He also worked at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) as a research assistant. Before that, Alexandre completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil).
Alex is part of the Taskforce on the Sustainable Development Goals.

sustainable development goals; public health; energy transition; patent; technology transfer

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