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Pedro Erber

Pedro Erber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of Breaching the Frame: The Rise of Contemporary Art in Brazil and Japan (University of California Press, 2015), Política e verdade no pensamento de Martin Heidegger (Loyola/PUC-Rio, 2004) and numerous pieces on art and aesthetics, literature, philosophy, and political thought. In 2016 Erber curated the panoramic exhibition The Emergence of the Contemporary: Avant-Garde Art in Japan, 1950-1970 at Rio de Janeiro’s Paço Imperial.

Alfredo Cesar Melo

Alfredo Cesar Melo is a tenured professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. From 2008 to 2013, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. During the 2017-2018 academic year, he was a visiting scholar at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). His interests include intellectual history, postcolonial studies, and the Brazilian essayistic tradition. Professor Melo is currently researching the concept of formação and its impact on Brazilian social thought and political imagination.

Aparecida Vilaça

Aparecida Vilaça obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1996) and is a professor of social anthropology at the same Institution. She is a researcher of the National Resarch Council (CNPq) and of the Rio de Janeiro State research foundation (Faperj) and has been a visiting professor at several insitutions, including the University of Cambridge (UK), Bergen (Norway), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), and the Universidad Autónoma de México.

Maria Paula Bertran

Maria Paula Bertran is the Law and Society Associate Professor and Chair at the University of São Paulo (Ribeirão Preto Law School). Her research focuses mainly on banking regulation and its outcomes for consumer's rights, the increase of inequality, and sustainable economic growth. She is a former Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development at the Kellogg Institute in 2018.

Carlos Pereira

Carlos Pereira is a full professor in the Brazilian School of Administration – EBAPE at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Rio de Janeiro. Currently, he is Edward Laroque Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University. He was a visiting scholar at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, a visiting fellow at Brookings Institution, and a research fellow at University of Oxford. He was also an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University and professor of the São Paulo School of Economics at FGV.

Stephen Haber

Stephen Haber is A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  He is also Professor of Political Science, Professor of History, and Professor of Economics (by courtesy), a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Development.  Haber’s research spans a number of academic disciplines, including comparative politics, financial economics, and economic history.

Martin Carnoy

Martin Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University School of Education. Dr. Carnoy is a labor economist with a special interest in the relation between the economy and the educational system. To this end, he studies the US labor market, including the role in that relation of race, ethnicity, and gender, the US educational system, and systems in many other countries.


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