Niedja de Andrade e Silva Forte dos Santos is researcher at the University of Coimbra Institute for Legal Research (UCILeR) and at the Center for Administration and Public Policies at Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon (CAPP-ISCSP/FCT). Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at the University of Lisbon and Ph.D. candidate in Business Law at the University of Coimbra, both in Portugal. She holds a Degree and a Master Degree in Law (collective conflict resolution), as well as a MBA. As Former Deputy Secretary of Economic Development & Innovation and Director of Economic Innovation in the Brazilian city of Santos, which hosts the largest port in Latin America, Ms. Santos worked on issues related to offshore oil exploration, fishing restrictions and policies related to cruise ships. In management positions in the Brazilian steel and mining sector, Ms. Santos led an initiative aimed at mediation of labor conflicts including maritime crew conflicts. Previous experience also includes teaching international law and business law. Keynote speaker in international relations topics in conferences in Asia and Europe, author of international relations and political science researches published in indexed journals. Her main interests are public diplomacy, corporate diplomacy, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, risk management, anti-corruption and mediation.