Marcos Prado TROYJO

Co-Director - BRICLab, Columbia University

Marcos Troyjo is co-founder and director of BRICLab at Columbia University, a special forum on Brazil, Russia, India and China, where he teaches international affairs.

He is an op-ed columnist for Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil´s biggest circulation newspaper, and a regular commentator for global media outlets such as CNN en Español, Latin Business Chronicle and Financial Times.

Professor Troyjo is also the president and founder of the Center for Business Diplomacy, a global advisory firm. He serves on the Advisory Board of numerous companies as well as not-for-profit institutions. He worked as a career diplomat and was Press Secretary at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York and Chief of Staff of the Science and Technology Department of Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An economist and political scientist, he is an alumnus of The Rio Branco Institute (Instituto Rio Branco), the graduate school of international relations and diplomatic academy of Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He undertook additional graduate studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a PhD in sociology of international relations from the University of São Paulo with postdoctoral studies at Columbia. He is a lecturer at Ibmec in Brazil, a Visiting Professor at the Russian Presidential Academy (Ranepa) and a Visiting Scholar at the Centre d`Études sur l`Actuel et le Quotidien, Université Paris Descartes (Sorbonne). He is a member of the International Schumpeter Society.

Prof. Troyjo has been chosen one of « The Outstanding Young Persons of the World – TOYP » by the  Junior Chamber International in 2004. He was the winner of the « Latin America Fellowship – 2005 » awarded by the Rt. Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was also given the « Leadership for Social Change » award by the Brazil Foundation in New York in 2001.

He authors books on economic development and global affairs, including Trading Nation (listed by Americas Quarterly as one of the hemisphere´s best books in 2007). His new book, The Coming of Reglobalization, will appear in October 2014.


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