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 public information specialist who has been working for the United Nations Department of Global Communications since 2007; currently, he is Director of the UN Information Centre in Mexico City. Previously he oversaw the Inter-American Development Bank’s media relations in Europe and handled the 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 an international correspondent and editor for Italian, Brazilian and global media outlets.

He holds a MA from the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique latine (Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III University) and has written extensively about Latin American politics. His latest book was dedicated to the role of the media as a political player in Brazil: Le rôle politique de la presse au Brésil – De l’élection à la réélection del Lula. Paris: La Documentation Française.

Mr Summa will be working with Dr Lee Edwards during his time at LSE.


Expertise Details

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