Jesus Renzullo

Research Fellow

Jesus Renzullo

  • Kurzer Lebenslauf

    • Since 11/2022: Doctoral Researcher CLICCS Excellence Cluster (Hamburg University) Program B3

    • Since 11/2022: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Institute for Latin America Studies and Research Programme 2 at the GIGA in Hamburg

    • Since 08/2022: External Consultant on Energy, Climate and Resources - Eurasia Group

    • Since 06/2022: Fellow of the Young Security Conference - EuropaNova Germany

    • 02/2022 - 07/2022: Researcher for financial analysis - Diaspora Management Limited (UK)

    • 06/2021 - 01/2022: Research Intern for the Geoeconomics Programme - German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP)

    • 2020 - 07/2022: Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Holder - German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

    • 08/2021: Social Entrepeneurship Scholarship - Haniel Stiftung

    • 2020 - 2022: Master Program in Public Policy - Willy Brandt School (Erfurt University)

    • 2018 - 2020: Research Fellow and Project Coordinator - CEDICE Libertad Think Tank (Caracas, Venezuela)

    • 2018 - 2020: University Lecturer in International Relations Theory - Central University of Venezuela

    • 2013 - 2018: Bachelor in International Affairs - Central University of Venezuela

    Aktuelle Forschung

    • Geoeconomics of the energy transition
    • Supply chains and climate change
    • Climate-conflict Nexus
    • Climate policy and international affairs



    • UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab works on knowledge crowdsourcing and its translation into inequality-reducing policies. We operate through an online platform and a network of in-country projects. Our online platform surpasses 4700 members, 2000 experts and 150 online collaborative spaces. It is a leading platform of its kind, combining decentralised generation of data and consolidation of key trends. We run 20 in-country operations. These are impact-oriented projects that expand the boundaries of knowledge and its impact on inclusive policies., seit 2023
    • Exzellenzcluster „Climate, Climatic Change, and Society", Member of the CLICCS excellence cluster B3 project on the link between climate change and conflict, seit 2022


    • Climate Change, Supply Chains and Conflict

    Jesus Renzullo

    Research Fellow

    Policypaper | 2020

    Los Puertos y el Comercio Marítimo: El Caso Venezolano

    The research done by Valerie Gaitan and Jesus Renzullo makes an analysis of the state of Venezuelan ports and shows that Venezuela has (1) scarce maritime maneuvering services, (2) ill-maintained loading, mobilization and storage equipment, and (3) bulk inspections generating delays in operations.

    Valerie Stephanía Gaitán Carreño

    Escuela de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Central de Venezuela

    Policypaper | 2019

    El Sector Cacaotero Venezolano: Qué Está Pasando En El Estado Miranda

    This case study, prepared by Jesús A. Renzullo and agronomist Gianfrank Flores outlines the attempts to monopolize the cocoa sector across time and points out the continuous failures of all the initiatives, from the National Coffee and Cocoa Fund, instituted in 1959, to the present day.

    Gianfrank E. Flores M.

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.02.2024 - 31.12.2025

    Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL), Phase II: Digitalisierung als Chance für Kooperationen mit globalen Partnern

    Das vom Auswärtigen Amt geförderte Digital Transformation Lab (DigiTraL) des GIGA analysiert die politischen Treiber und Konsequenzen der globalen digitalen Transformation. Dabei ist insbesondere der Globale Süden ein wichtiger Akteur und Gestalter dieses Wandels.
    FFO, 2024-2025

    Forschungsprojekt | 01.01.2024 - 31.12.2025

    Climate Obstruction and Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective

    The fight against climate change continues to be hindered by campaigns of corporate and other actors who seek to prevent global and/or national action on climate change. This research group is set up to a joint and comparative research agenda on climate obstruction in and across key Global South countries. The lead institutions are the GIGA and the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).
    DAAD/CAPES, 2024-2026

    Frankfurter allgemeine | Erwähnung | 27.08.2023

    Wie bereit sind die Armeen des Abendlandes für den Klimawandel?

    Der Klimawandel stellt die Armeen der Welt vor enorme Herausforderungen. Die Amerikaner und Franzosen haben das begriffen. Deutschland auch?

    The Bulletin Podcast | Interview | 02.12.2021

    The Bulletin Podcast #16: The Venezuelan Migration

    Venezuela has been rocked by some of the worst crises in its history in recent years. These crises have sparked one of the largest migration crises of the 21st century. However, unlike other migrations, there is no one single event that the migration can be attributed to, making it a complex migration crisis to fully comprehend.

    Podiumsdiskussion | 27.03.2024

    Just Energy Transition in the Global South

    South Asia Climate Dialogue, Hertie School, Berlin Organisation: Hertie School of Governance Jesus Renzullo (Vortragende:r)

    The SACD attempts to answer questions regarding the energy transition such as (1) what does a Just Energy Transition mean for the Global South? (2) How to balance priorities between transition and justice? (3) what are good practices for international cooperation in the JET? (4) what are the opportunities and challenges with it?

    Workshop | 22.02.2024 - 23.02.2024

    On Globalization of Climate-related Political Instability: The Correlation between Global Food Supply Chain Shocks and Violent Intrastate Conflict

    IBEI-GIGA Workshop Security, Conflict and Peace, IBEI, Barcelona Jesus Renzullo (Vortragende:r)

    Jesus Renzullo presents the framework for a large-N study to find causality between climate-related shocks in major food-producing countries and conflict preconditions (inflation, unemployment) in both net food exporters and net food importers between 1998 and 2018.

    Konferenz | 03.11.2023 - 05.11.2023

    Crisis climáticas, política y resistencia en el antropoceno

    Crisis climáticas, política y resistencia en el antropoceno, Weingarten, Weingarten-Ravensburg Organisation: Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Universität Bielefeld Jesus Renzullo (Diskutant:in)

    Wie kann das Verhältnis von Menschen und Natur neu gedacht und gelebt werden? In Lateinamerika finden sich viele Formen des Widerstandes, alternativer Ansätze und Analysen, welche unter Stichworten wie „Extraktivismus” oder „Rechte der Natur” laufen. Zentral ist dabei auch die Kritik am scheinbaren Universalismus und dem Weißsein des Anthropos. Die Tagung nimmt konkrete Auswirkungen, Praktiken und Formen des Widerstandes, aber auch Fragen von Geopolitik, epistemologischer Gewalt, Kolonialismus und Kapitalismus in den Blick, um Wege aus den derzeitigen Krisen zu finden.
    Tagung auf Spanisch in Zusammenarbeit mit CALAS Maria Sibylla Merian Center, Center for InterAmerican Studies, ADLAF und Universität Bielefeld.

    Lehre | GIGA Institut für Lateinamerika-Studien | Frieden und Sicherheit | GIGA Doktorandenprogramm | 2023

    ekomex: Introduction to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

    The course introduces Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as a set-theoretic technique for comparing intermediate to large numbers of cases that models causal complexity to analyze necessary or sufficient conditions for an outcome, covering its main assumptions, standard procedures, operations, and technical application.


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