Eric Cezne

Administrative Coordinator, NCHS/ Research Assistant

Eric Cezne
Eric Cezne left PRIO in 2016. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Research Interests

  • ​​Peace operations
  • Humanita​rian governance
  • Security policy
  • South-South development cooperation
  • United Nations​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Eric Cezne worked at PRIO as a Research Assistant and Administrative Coordinator for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, a joint PRIO, NUPI and CMI initiative for research and policy discussions in Norway on humanitarian issues. ​He also pursued a MSc in International Relations at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), where he recently wrote his master's thesis on Brazil’s engagement in the MINUSTAH peacekeeping operation in Haiti.  


Portuguese (native), English (fluent), Norwegian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)​, French (beg​inner)

Work Experience

  • PhD Researcher, University of Groningen, Oct 2016- present
  • ​​Research Assistant​/ Administrative Coordinator, PRIO and Norwegian Centre ​​for Humanitarian Studies​, Sep 2015-Aug-2016
  • Research Assistant, Research Project Brazil’s Rise to the Global Stage: Humanitarianism, Peacekeeping and the Quest for Great Powerhood (BraGS)​, Dimensions of Security Department, PRIO, Apr 2015-Jun 2015
  • Intern, Sustainable Development and Post-2015 Development Agenda, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, New York, Sep 2014-Dec 2014​​

  • ​MSc, International Relations, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2014-2016
  • ​BSc, International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences​, 2011-2014



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Cezne, E. (2014​). Sports mega-events and development: a critical analysis of Brazil’s hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games (Unpublished bachelor's thesis). Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Cezne, E. (2016). Harnessing the Blue Helmet Enterprise: Brazil, MINUSTAH and the projection of a peacekeeping profile​ (Master's thesis). Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

PRIO Policy Brief

Cezne, Eric & Eduarda Hamann (2016) Brazilian Peacekeeping: Challenges and Potentials in Turbulent Landscapes at Home and Internationally, PRIO Policy Brief, 22. Oslo: PRIO.

Blog Posts

Several Securities at Stake in Rio?

Posted by Eric Cezne on Thursday, 4 August 2016

This Friday the iconic Maracanã stadium in Rio is set to host the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games. For the first time in South America, the world yet again comes together to celebrate sports, unity and diversity. Against the backdrop of turbulent times marked by all sorts of ... Read more »

Brazil: an Emerging Southern Drone Actor

Posted by Eric Cezne on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

This blog post uses the case of Brazil to reflect on how actors in the Global South now engage with drone technology. This technology has been employed across a series of areas where Brazilian stakeholders are involved or seek to become more involved, both at the domestic and international levels: ... Read more »