Dr Elena Lazarou

Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme (based in Brussels)


Elena Lazarou is an associate fellow in the US and the Americas Programme, providing insights on themes relates to Brazilian politics and foreign policy and EU relations with Latin America. Her research focuses on EU relations with Brazil and Latin America, regionalism, and foreign policy analysis.

Dr Lazarou is assistant professor of international relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in Brazil. Between 2012 and 2015 she was head of FGV’s Centre of International Relations. She is currently on extended leave, working as a policy analyst at the European Parliament’s Research Service since 2015.

Dr Lazarou is a frequent panellist at conferences and events on international affairs and Latin America. She received her MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge and has held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Cambridge and the LSE.

Past experience

2015 - presentPolicy analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service 
2012-15Head, Centre of International Relations, FGV Brazil 
2010 - presentAssistant professor of International Relations, FGV Brazil