Pedro Arcain is a Policy and Research Associate at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, where he leads projects to deliver evidence-based, reformist policy proposals to improve governments worldwide. In this role, he leads the stakeholder engagement and communications strategy, solidifying and expanding a network of practice that includes ministers, parliamentarians, and public and private sector practitioners.
Pedro has a multidisciplinary background, with expertise in topics at the intersection of public policy, public law and government. He teaches courses in public policy and politics at Stanford University's overseas programme in Oxford, and public law at the University of Oxford. He was also a Democratic Governance and Innovation Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he managed research and policy projects to advance standards of governance that promote diverse, inclusive, and sustainable practices in public sector organisations, with a focus on judiciaries.
As a practitioner, Pedro has worked on British and developing countries' legal and policy affairs at the UK House of Lords, and on human rights policy implementation at the Ministry of Human Rights of Brazil. He holds a PhD in Law and has held research positions at Yale University, Sciences Po, the Max Planck Institute, and Harvard University.