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Gabriel Castro

M.A. Student

Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil


B.A. University of Brasília, Journalism, 2009

M.P.A. University of Pennsylvania, Public Administration, 2017

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“I would like to either work in academia or in a think tank. In the long term, I also plan to help improve the quality of political education and public policy in my home country.”

~ Gabriel Castro


Raised in Brasília, Brazil’s capital city, Gabriel became a political reporter soon after graduating from college. He has worked for VEJA, the leading news magazine in Brazil, where he covered two presidential campaigns. Gabriel was also among the founders of the Monte Castelo Institute, an independent think tank based in Brasília.

Awards, Memberships, & Fellowships

Leadership Institute Fellow, Philos Project

Research Interests

Natural Law and Public Philosophy

Selected Publications

With James Roberts. "Has Brazil Turned the Corner Toward Greater Economic Freedom?" Published by the Heritage Foundation, 2020.

With Luiz Carlos Lucas Salles. Imprevisível: Como Bolsonaro Chegou Lá. 2019.