Cristina da Costa Ferreira is currently interning at ISDP’s Asia Program where she will have a focus on issues such as Chinese foreign policy, Sino-Russian Relations, and regional intergovernmental organizations such as CIS and ASEAN. Her main research interests are connected to geopolitics and security studies, with a particular focus on East Asia and Central Asia.

Ms. Ferreira recently completed a Master of Science in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University, the Netherlands, which had a focus on crisis communication and organizational response. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, in Lisbon, Portugal, of which the focus was geopolitics and geostrategy from a realist perspective. During this internship Ms. Ferreira hopes to develop her analytical skills, writing, and elevate her knowledge of contemporary policy issues in her areas of focus.