Co-Founder and Co-Director, BRICLab, Columbia University, teaching international affairs. Director, ITTI (Intelligent Tech & Trade Initiative), a multimedia project examining the impact of augmented intelligence and blockchains on global trade. Op-Ed Columnist, Folha de S. Paulo; regular commentator for global media outlets such as CNN en Español and Financial Times. Managing Partner, Center for Business Diplomacy. An economist and political scientist. PhD in Sociology of International Relations, University of São Paulo; postdoctoral studies, Columbia. Visiting Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economics and Public Administration (Ranepa) and Sorbonne University’s Ceaq, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Affairs. Writes on foreign affairs, international trade, rising powers, globalization, technology and innovation, Brazil's political and economic prospects and Latin America's place in the global economy. Worked as a career diplomat and was Press Secretary at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York. Joined Brazil’s delegation to the UN Security Council and was the Brazilian speaker on World Press Freedom Day at UN Headquarters. Author of books on economic development and global affairs, including “Trading Nation: Power & Prosperity in the 21st Century” (2007); “Deglobalization: Chronicle of a Changing World” (2016).