Cristina da Costa Ferreira was an intern at ISDP’s Asia Program Fall 2019. She focused 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 holds 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.