April 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Room C201 (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Luiz Pedone, Institute of Strategic Studies, Universidade Federal Fluminense
Kenneth Erickson, The Graduate Center and Hunter College, CUNY
Luiz Pedone obtained his Ph.D at the University of Massachusetts. He taught at the University of Brasilia from 1976 to 2003 and is currently a Professor of IR and Public Policy at the Institute of Strategic Studies (Inest) at Univ Federal Fluminense (UFF) in Niterói- Rio de Janeiro. His current research focuses on Science and Technology as key factor in defense strategy. He coordinates the Research Group Defense, S&T and International Politics at Inest-UFF. He also earned degrees in public administration at University of Brasilia and industrial engineering at Georgia Tech.
Kenneth Erickson is a professor of Political Science at Hunter College. His areas of specialization include comparative politics, Latin American politics, democratization, drugs and public policy, and environmental and energy policy.