Thales Castro

for Republic of Malta

President of the Pernambuco Consular Society (SCP), 2011-2013


Consular Jurisdiction: Pernambuco, Alagoas and Paraíba States
Av. Agamenon Magalhães, 2936 – Sobrado Empresarial Sala 403

Recife, PE 52020-000


Phone/fax: 55-81-3083-3232 or 55-81-9971-2572



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Professor Thales Castro holds BA cum laude in International Studies with a minor in Economics and a MA in Public Affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA. He also holds a Doctoral degree in Political Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), in Recife, Brazil. He is a professor and researcher at the Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP). from 2006 until 2009, Consul Thales Castro coordinated the undergraduate degree in Economics at UNICAP. Since 2009, professor Castro is the Dean of UNICAP's Rectory's Office for International Relations (ASSERINT). Moreover, Dr. Castro coordinates the undergraduate and graduate programs in International Relations at Faculdade Damas (Damas College). His areas of expertise are on international relations theory, international security and Brazilian foreign policy, diplomacy and consular relations. He authored three books on international politics: "Elements of International Politics" (2005) and "UN Security Council: unipolarity, consensus and trends" (2007) both published by Juruá Editing Company, Curitiba, and "International Relations Theory" (2011). He has edited a book in 2008 on the political and economic aspects of interdependence at the global and local levels.

  He has delivered several conferences at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty) and at the Brazilian Ministry of Defense and also abroad in areas related to international relations, international security, Brazilian diplomacy and foreign policy and consular relations. He is also an international relations consultant. He is an active member of the Pernambuco Consular Society that is affiliated to the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC). He has received the honor medal "Guararapes Merit Order" from the county of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in Pernambuco State, in 2004. In June 2009, he received the Order of the Consular Merit, awarded by Consul-General Dr. Lamartine Hollanda Jr. He is an international relations and foreign trade consultant. Since November 2010, he has been appointed Honorary Consul of Malta in Recife. Professor Castro was elected on November 30, 2010, President of the Pernambuco Consular Society - one of the most traditional consular societies in Brazil.

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