Jorge M. Lasmar

Jorge M. Lasmar

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Jorge M. Lasmar is a Professor of International Relations at PUC Minas, Brazil, and visiting professor at the Military Police Academy of the Minas Gerais Military Police. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is currently Director of Legal Affairs at the International Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (INASIS), Regional Coordinator (Brazil) of the Terrorism Research Network (TRI) and co-director of the Research Network on Terrorism, Radicalization and Transnational Crime (TRAC). He is affiliated with the Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies Consortium (IMSISS, EU), the Study Program on Hezbollah in Latin America/ Center for Studies on Hemispheric Security, Terrorism and Financial Crime (HEZAL/CESH, Buenos Aires University School of Law and School of Psychology) and is a member of the Commission for Professional Certification in Prevention of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (CPLD-FT, IPLD). He is part of the research team on the TraCCC (George Mason University) led project, “Hubs of Illicit Trade”, in which he is co-lead on the research related to the Tri-Border Area. Prof. Lasmar provides lectures, training courses, and consults for several public and private institutions in Brazil and abroad, including the Military Police’s Rapid Response Team (including the 2016 Olympics Response Team) as well as their Special Operations Unit (BOPE), the Federal and Civil Police, the Inter-Institutional Public Security Coordination Group, the Army Intelligence Academy, among others. He has provided testimony for the Brazilian Federal Congress in Brasilia on multiple occasions and served for many years in the Brazilian Bar Association (Minas Gerais section). Dr. Lasmar was Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina (2018) and a nominated member of the prestigious CAPES National Post-Graduation Evaluation Committee (2013-2016). He has served as the Head of the Department of International Relations at PUC Minas (2013-2016) and as the Dean of Post-Graduate Studies at Faculdade Milton Campos Law School (2016-2022). He is a frequent media commentator on terrorism and political violence and has been awarded several professional and academic awards, including the Best Scholar Paper Award 2016 of the International Studies Association (English School Section).



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