Visiting fellow

Matias Spektor is the founder and associate professor at the School of International Relations at FGV, where he studies the intersection between domestic politics and international hierarchies. His first book, “Kissinger e o Brasil,” analyzes Henry Kissinger’s attempt at devolving power and authority to autocratic Brazil. A second book, “18 Dias: quando Lula e FHC se uniram para conquistar o apoio de Bush,” investigates how democratic leaders in Brazil set out to tame U.S. hegemony under unipolarity. Before joining academia, Spektor worked for the United Nations. He is a regular commentator on the politics and foreign affairs of Latin America and the developing world in the New York Times, the Financial Times and Foreign Affairs. Ph.D. Oxford University