Brazil Experts

Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Her most recent work has focused on democratic governance, conflict resolution, citizen security and organized crime, international relations, and U.S. policy in the Western hemisphere. Arnson is a member of the editorial advisory board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, th...
Currently serves on the International Advisory Councils of a number of Brazilian institutions, including the Centro Brasileiro de Relacoes Internacionais (CEBRI), Rio de Janeiro, and on the Editorial Boards of several Brazilian journals, including the Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (IBRI, Universidade de Brasília).
Leslie Bethell is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History, University of London; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford; Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C; and Visiting Professor, Brazil Institute, King’s College London.He is a former Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London (1987-92) and foundi...
Security and Conflict Resolution Expert; Former Consultant, United Nations Development Program and Organization of American States
Juan Carlos Garzón is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and a researcher for the United Nations Development Programme’s “Human Development Report for Latin America 2013.” Recently he worked as part of the research team for the “Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas” at the Organization of American States (OAS), where he previously worked as a specialist and se...
Program Coordinator, AmazonIEA, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Maritta Koch-Weser has a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in international development, as anthropologist and environmentalist. She has field experience in Latin America, South & East Asia, and in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and some countries of the Former Soviet Union. She has led major environmental & social assessmen...
Special Advisor, São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil
Carlos Lins da Silva holds a PhD and a “livre docência” (a post-doctorate degree) from the University of São Paulo and a MA from Michigan State University, this obtained as a Fulbright scholar. He was a writer-in-residence at Teresa Lozano Long Institute of the University of Texas at Austin (2003), a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies of Georgetown University, in...
Analyst, U.S. Government
Dr. Brenda Seaver has worked as a CIA analyst for 14 years.  She began her career covering East Asia and has spent the last decade focusing on various countries in South America.  Between 2010-12, Seaver was a Latin America Regional Analyst at the US Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.  She recently completed a two-year rotation to the CIA's Red Cell...
Professor, INSPER
Milton Seligman, Brazilian, received his bachelors degree in electrical engineer from the Federal University of Saint Maria. He has grounded his career working for the Brazilian electric power system and for several companies in the computer technology industry. Later on, in the public sector, Seligman served his country during President Jose Sarney and President Fernando Henrique Cardoso´s...
Paulo Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. An award winning journalist, from 1989 to 2006 he was the Washington correspondent for Estado de S.Paulo, a leading Brazilian daily newspaper. Sotero began his career at Veja in the late 1960s and worked for the magazine in São Paulo, Recife, Brasília, and Par...
Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
Professor Taylor's research and teaching interests include state capacity, corruption, judicial politics, and Latin American political economy. He has lived and worked extensively in Brazil, working most recently at the University of São Paulo, where he was a member of the faculty from 2006 to 2011.Taylor is the author of Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil (Stanford...
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois - Chicago
Yue Zhang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. Her principal research interest is comparative urban politics and policies with a focus on urban governance, politics of land development, urbanization in developing countries, and globalization. Professor Zhang received the Norton Long Yo...