Dr Bruna Bosi Moreira

Postdoc Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5247
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: bosi-moreira@gcr21.uni-due.de






University of Brasilia and University of Duisburg-Essen

PhD Political Science and International Relations

Cotutelle/Joint Doctorate

Dissertation: The Influence of China’s Energy Transition on its Rise in the International System


San Tiago Dantas Graduate School

Master of Arts in International Relations (awarded by São Paulo State University)

Interinstitutional Program (São Paulo State University, State University of Campinas, and Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo)

Thesis: A New Great Game? The dynamics of cooperation and competition for energy resources at the Caspian Sea basin


Federal University of Santa Catarina

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

Study Abroad at the University of Birmingham, UK

Thesis: Russia as a Hydrocarbon Supplier: An Energy Superpower?

Research Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Politics
  • Energy Transition
  • China's Rise
  • Word Orders
  • Great Power Politics
  • US-China Relations

Seminars and Conferences


“China und die globale Energiewende” [China and the Global Energy Transition] at the Akademie für Politische Bildung (Invited Talk)


International Studies Association Annual Convention (Paper Presentation)


“A Ascensão da China e a Política das Grandes Potências na Ordem Internacional em Transição: As relações China-Estados Unidos” [China’s Rise and Great Power Politics in an International Order in Transition: China-US Relations] at San Tiago Dantas Graduate School (Invited Talk)


International Political Science Association World Congress of Political Science (Paper Presentation)


Navigating Sino-Russian relations in 2010s: role claims and mutual expectations (Paper Discussant)


“Global Leadership Transition? China’s Role in the Global Energy Poker” at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen (Invited Talk, with Prof. Dr. Dr. Nele Noesselt)


International SDG Research Symposium GLOBALGOALS2020, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (Paper Presentation, with Alexandre San Martim Portes)


“A China e a Transição Energética Global: A reivindicação de um papel de liderança” [China and the Global Energy Transition: The claim for a leadership role] at Federal University of Sergipe (Invited Talk)


“A Trajetória Chinesa de Transição Energética” [The Chinese Trajectory of Energy Transition] at University of Ribeirão Preto (Invited Talk)


“Distribuição de poder e tensões geopolíticas entre grandes potências” [Power Distribution and Geopolitical Tensions among Great Powers] at San Tiago Dantas Graduate School (Invited Talk)


Brazilian Association of International Relations National Convention (Paper Presentation)


International Studies Association Annual Convention (Paper Presentation)


Bruna Bosi Moreira joined the research group 'Global cooperation and diverse conceptions of world order' in October 2022 and will be a Postdoc Research Fellow at the Centre until January 2024.

Research Project at the Centre

An Imagined Green Future World Order with Chinese Characteristics: How Different Conceptions of a Sustainable Order Affect Global Climate Cooperation

As China increasingly engages in the international climate field, it brings along ideas such as building an 'ecological civilization', a 'harmonious society', and a 'community with a shared future for mankind'. These framings point to a specific Chinese vision of a green world order, which has the environment at its substantial core and China at its political center. Moreover, these ideas have been sustained by significant advances in green technologies, which have provided China with significant economic power in addition to the symbolic rhetoric of its policy framings. Therefore, such concepts not only conform assumptions and worldviews but also have practical political implications, and technology lies at the heart of China’s future vision for a green world order. Amid this context, this research aims to assess how China’s conception of a green world order affects global cooperation in climate change. Theoretically, it uses the sociotechnical imaginaries framework and then combines it with the literature on global climate cooperation. By bridging these two approaches, the research aims to contribute to the theoretical advances in the field of climate cooperation by bringing technology and the different imaginaries of world order to the discussion. Methodologically, it will use the method of content analysis to analyze official documents, speeches, statements, and interviews.

Current Projects

  • An Imagined Green Future World Order with Chinese Characteristics: How different conceptions of a sustainable order affect global climate cooperation
  • The Influence of China’s Energy Transition on its Rise in the International System
  • China’s Clean Energy Transition: The Endpoints of Beijing’s Strategic Diplomacy Concerning Low Carbon Energy
  • The promotion of the UN SDGs in the Belt and Road Initiative

Scholarships, Grants, and Awards


CAPES/PROEX: Travel Grant for participation at the ISA 2022 Annual Convention in Nashville, USA


International Studies Association (ISA): travel grant for participation at the ISA 2022 Annual Convention in Nashville, USA


The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR): ECPR Grant to attend Virtual Winter School 2021


CAPES/DAAD Joint Scholarship Program: Full scholarship to finance the cotutelle period in Germany (October 2019 – February 2021)


CAPES/PROEX: Travel Grant for participation at the IV Seminary ofInternational Relations of the Brazilian Association of International Relations in Foz do Iguaçu


CAPES: full scholarship to finance the PhD in Brazil (March 2018 – September 2019 and March 2021 – August 2022)


Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: Full travel grant to attend the International Student Energy Summit in Merida, Mexico


International Studies Association (ISA): Travel Grant for participation at ISA's 58th Annual Convention in Baltimore, USA


CAPES: full scholarship to finance the Master’s degree (March 2015 – March 2017)


Bosi Moreira, B.; Estevo, J., Thomaz L. (2021). China’s Role in Brazil’s Renewable- Energy Sector in Light of South-South Cooperation, in: Noesselt, Nele (Ed.), China’s Interactions with Latin America and the Caribbean: Conquering the US’s Strategic Backyard? Baden-Baden: Tectum/Nomos, 229–254.

Bosi Moreira, B.; Forner, C. (2021). Geopolítica, Hegemonia e os Desafios à Ordem Liberal Internacional [Geopolitics, Hegemony, and the Challenges to the Liberal International Order], in: Digolin, K.; Milani, L.; Soares, S. (Eds.), Temas de Segurança Internacional e de Defesa [Topics of International Security and Defense] Sao Paulo: Editora Unesp, 33–62.

Thomaz, L.; Bosi Moreira, B. (2021). Energia e Relações Internacionais [Energy and International Relations], in: Gallo, R. (Ed.) Relações Internacionais: Temas Contemporâneos [International Relations: Contemporary Themes]. Boa Vista: Iole, 225–260.

Bosi Moreira, B. (2019). Between Contention and Engagement: US Response to China’s rise in the Obama and Trump administrations. Brazilian Journal of International Relations, 8(3), 545–561.

Bosi Moreira, B. (2018). Geopolítica e energia na região do Cáspio [Geopolitics and Energy in the Caspian Region]. Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Defesa, 5(1), 251–271.

Reis Ferreira, S.; Bosi Moreira, B. (2018). Segurança Energética [Energy Security]. In: Héctor Luis Saint-Pierre; Marina Gisela Vitelli. (Org.). Dicionário de Segurança e Defesa [Dictionary of Security and Defense]. São Paulo: Editora Unesp.

Bosi Moreira, B. (2016). A Política Externa de Lula e as relações Brasil-Ásia Central: constrangimentos geopolíticos e hierarquia de interesses globais [Lula’s foreign policy and Brazil-Central Asia relations: geopolitical constraints and hierarchy of global interests]. Conjuntura Austral, 7(38), 47–59.

Bosi Moreira, B. (2014). The new world (dis)order and the search for an enemy: the United States foreign policy after the Cold War. Revista de Iniciação Científica em Relações Internacionais, 2(3), 61–69.