Co-Director, BRIC-Lab, a center established to study the rise of Brazil, Russia, India and China, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Marcos Troyjo is Director of the BRICLab at Columbia University, a SIPA special forum on Brazil, Russia, India, and China. He teaches The Rise of BRIC at SIPA.
He founded the Center for Business Diplomacy, an independent think-tank on global entrepreneurship, and is a regular op-ed contributor and commentator for print and electronic media outlets in Brazil and around the world. Mr Troyjo also serves on the Advisory Board of numerous profit and non-profit institutions. He has been chosen one of “The Outstanding Young Persons of the World – TOYP” by the Junior Chamber International in 2004, and won the “Latin America Fellowship-2005”, awarded by the Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Mr Troyjo holds a PhD in sociology of international relations from the University of Sao Paulo and has pursued postdoctoral studies at Columbia University. 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 has also studied at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.