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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.

Murilo Fahel

Murilo Fahel obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1984), a Master's degree in Public Health from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (1997), Mexico City, Mexico and a Ph.D. degree in Human Sciences: Sociology and Politics by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2008), Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Maria Paula Bertran

Maria Paula Bertran is a 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.

Beatriz Magaloni-Kerpel

Beatriz Magaloni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the Woods Institute of the Environment (2011-2013) and a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development.

Herbert Klein

I was born in New York City in the borough of the Bronx on January 6, 1936. I attended public schools in Far Rockaway Queens. After graduating Far Rockaway High School, I first attended Syracuse University from 1953 to 1955 and then transferred to the University of Chicago, where I obtained a BA in history in 1957, an MA in 1959 and a PhD in 1963 with a major in history and a minor in anthropology. I taught Latin American history at the University of Chicago from 1962 to 1969, rising from lecturer to the rank of associate professor with tenure.


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