Wilson Center Experts
Paulo Sotero Marques is the director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington. An award winning journalist, from 1989 to 2006 he was the Washington correspondent for Estado de S.Paulo, a leading Brazilian daily newspaper. Begun his career at Veja in the late 1960s and worked for the magazine in São Paulo, Recife, Brasília, Paris. Was named correspondent its in Portugal after the democratic revolution of April 25, 1974. In Washington since 1980, was correspondent for Istoé weekly magazine and the financial newspaper Gazeta Mecantil. Is a frequent guest commentator for the BBC, CNN, AlJazeera, Voice of America, National Public Radio, Globo News Television and the Brazilian Radio Network - CBN. Contributes regularly to Brazilian and international newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals. A native of the state of São Paulo, he holds a BA in History from the Catholic University of Pernambuco and an MA in Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University, in Washington D.C. Served as adjunct lecturer at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Is currently in the adjunct faculty of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He is a member of the Institute of the Americas Board of Directors at La Jolla, California, the Maria Moors Cabot Prize Board of the Gratuate School of Journalism, Columbia University, and GACINT - Grupo de Conjuntura International, a forum of discussion of Brazilian foreign and trade policies at the University of São Paulo. Mr. Sotero is the recipient of the 1987 Maria Moors Cabot Award of Journalism and the 1993 Distinguished Visiting Lecturer award from the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department. In Brazil, he was awarded the 1978 Prêmio Abril de Reportagem for a Veja investigative report on the assassination of Chilean general Carlos Prats by the Pinochet dictatorship.
M.A., Journalism and Public Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C.
Brazil,Latin America,Media,U.S.-Brazil Relations
Washington correspondent for O Estado de S. Paulo; commentator and analyst for national and international news outlets; adjunct lecturer of Brazilian politics and the media at Georgetown University; writer and lecturer on Brazilian and Latin American affairs and Brazil-U.S. relations
Latin America, with particular emphasis on Brazil, contemporary politics, and the media