Fernando Henrique Cardoso
34th President of Brazil
Fernando Henrique Cardoso was the 34th 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 PhD 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).