Brazil's Balancing Act Panelist Bios
Mr. Fernando Ribeiro Delgado is a Lecturer on Law and a Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. Delgado’s work focuses on the inter-American human rights system and on human rights and criminal justice issues. Apart from teaching courses on these topics, he carries out related litigation, fact-finding, and reporting, mostly concerning Brazil. He has conducted oral arguments in several cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and is currently co-counsel in litigation concerning the Brazilian prison system before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Delgado previously served as a Global Human Rights Fellow with Brazilian nongovernmental organization Justiça Global. He has also worked as an Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellow and a Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Fellow in the Americas and Children’s Rights Divisions of Human Rights Watch, respectively. Delgado holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Professor Cristina Espinosa is a social scientist (B.A. from the Universidad Catolica del Peru, 1976) and an anthropologist (Ph.D. from the University of Florida, 1998), having worked for 25 years as a researcher and program manager in sustainable development, with social groups as diverse as goat herders, poor farmers in the Andes and the Amazon or migrant rural workers in large sugar mills on the coast of Peru. She focused on the links between gender, livelihoods as adaptive strategies to natural environments and changing macroeconomic contexts, and the role of culture and ethnicity maintaining or contesting social hierarchies. Her professional experience ranges from working within a small NGO she co-founded in Peru to heading the Global Social Policy Program for IUCN, an international conservation organization with operation on five continents. She has taught for more than ten years within international graduate programs in the USA and her courses at the MA. Cristina's publications include books like Unveiling Differences, Finding a Balance (IUCN, 2004), Desenredando el Laberinto (IUCN, 2002) Migracion, Familia y Socializacion: los cortadores de cana de azucar de Patapo-Pucala (CE&DAP, 1987), many articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and technical reports.
Dr. Moises Lino e Silva is an anthropologist who specializes in the question of freedom and its relationship to different pressing topics such as poverty, violence, sexuality, and development. Dr Lino e Silva has written on issues related to the impact of ecotourism on the life of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Forest and his current research is centered on issues of freedom as experienced by slum dwellers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He currently holds a shared appointment teaching in Anthropology and in International and Global Studies at Brandeis University. Recently, Dr Lino e Silva has been selected a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council (UNESCO).
Dr. Daniel Luis Gleizer was elected Vice-President and Executive Board Member of Itau BBA on November 2008 and is currently responsible for the Corporate Treasury's Trading and Banking Operations, Asset and Liability Management Division Operation, for the Financial Institutions Division and for the Macroeconomic Research Area. He joined Unibanco in April 2004 as Executive Board Member in Charge of Risk Management, Macroeconomic Research and Capital Structure, Cost and Allocation, before becoming Head of Treasury in early 2006. Prior to Unibanco, he worked for a year as the Managing Director and Executive Board Member in charge of Global Markets at Deutsche Bank Brazil. His professional experience also includes three years as Deputy Governor for the international area of the Central Bank of Brazil and a member of it's Monetary Policy Council (COPOM); six months as Director and Head Economist of Latin American Research at Credit Suisse First Boston; 2.5 years as Head Economist of Banco de Investimentos Garantia and 4.5 years at the International Monetary Fund. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, magna cum laude (1984), a Master’s Degree in economics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (1985) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley (1990).
Dr. Biorn Maybury-Lewis, based is executive director of the Cambridge Institute for Brazilian Studies (CIBS), an NGO established in late 2011, dedicated to the dissemination of objective, non-partisan, research-based information on Brazil and Brazil-U.S. relations. He holds a Ph.D. in political science (Columbia University) and an MA in International Relations (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies). He has taught (in Portuguese) at the University of São Paulo, the University of Amazonas, the Federal University of Ceará, and the Federal University of Pará, as well as working as a University of Brasília-FLACSO researcher. He publishes in Brazil and the USA on rural social movements, human rights, and indigenous affairs. (See, for example, a recent co-edited volume, Desafios aos direitos humanos no Brasil contemporâneo, available for complimentary download [PDF].) He has been a consultant on development issues since the 1980s. In the U.S., he has served as a senior academic administrator for ten years, including the post of executive director of Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies where he took a lead role in establishing the university’s new offices in São Paulo. Now, he is also a lecturer in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston as well as a senior research associate at the Cambridge-based Institute for International Urban Development, working on development issues in Brazil and eastern Africa.
Dean Bruce Magid has served as the dean of Brandeis International Business School (IBS) since 2007. He holds the Martin and Ahuva Gross Chair in Financial Markets and Institutions. He brings a broad background of experience in academic leadership, global business and public policy. He has particularly strong expertise in international trade and finance, having lived and worked in Venezuela and Brazil as well as conducted business throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He was previously at San José State University as dean of the College of Business and founder of the Lucas Graduate School of Business. While at San José State he promoted a global focus at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and launched an experience-abroad program for the university’s honors students. Prior to that, he was the founding executive director of “MSUglobal,” Michigan State University’s online and global distance education business unit. He was also an adjunct professor in the department of finance at MSU’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. Before entering academia, Magid provided leadership as a managing director and senior vice president at Bank of America, where he served for twenty-one years. He served as a senior economist for Latin America, and in that position was extensively involved in Latin American sovereign debt restructuring in the 1980s. He also directed the bank’s international economic and policy research group, served as executive assistant to the CEO and Chairman, and led the bank’s corporate and trade finance activities in Latin America. Magid is also active in public policy. He worked as a senior advisor to the Minister of Planning of the Republic of Venezuela. He currently serves on the board of the New England-Israel Business Council. He was treasurer and member of the board of the Massachusetts International Trade Office, through which he has accompanied Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on trade missions to Israel, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Magid holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as well as a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.