Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Brown University

Fernando Henrique Cardoso is a renowned scholar in sociology and political science and a professor-at-large at Brown University. He was president of Brazil from 1995 to 2003 and prior to that served as a member of Brazil’s federal senate, as foreign affairs minister, and as finance minister. Professor Cardoso received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of São Paulo. His areas of interest include analysis of large-scale social change, international development, dependency, democracy, and state reform. His best-known works in English include Dependency and Development in Latin America (University of California Press, 1979) and Charting a New Course: The Politics of Globalization and Social Reform (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001). During his appointment, he will lecture, engage in various symposia, interact with students, and work with numerous departments on the Brown University campus.

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