Mr Giancarlo Summa

Mr Giancarlo Summa

Visiting Fellow

Department of Media and Communications

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Key Expertise
International Organizations and multilateralism;

About me

Giancarlo Summa is a senior strategic communications specialist who has worked as the United Nations director of communications in Brazil, Mexico, and West Africa for over 15 years.

He also oversaw the Inter-American Development Bank’s media relations in Europe and handled international communications for the victorious presidential campaigns of Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2002 and 2006. As a journalist, he worked as a foreign correspondent and editor for Italian, Brazilian, and global media outlets.

He holds a MA from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique latine (Paris III University). He has written extensively about Latin American politics and communications and has lectured in universities in Brazil, Mexico, and France. His current research interest is the increasing influence of far-right authoritarian leaders and movements on global politics and the multilateral system.

During his time at LSE, Mr Summa worked with Dr Lee Edwards and published the paper 'We the People' in the Twitter age: Digital diplomacy and the social legitimacy of the United Nations (2020).


Expertise Details

social media and digital diplomacy; political communication; authoritarian leaders and right-wing movements ; Latin American media