Roberto Abdenur is a foreign policy specialist who served¬†as¬†Brazil's ambassador to Washington, Bonn, Vienna, among other posts.
Jos√© Roberto Afonso, is an expert on fiscal policy. He¬†earned a Masters degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is currently a staff adviser to the Brazilian Senate.
Alberto Carlos Almeida is a political scientist at the Institute An√°lise in S√£o Paulo www.institutoanalise.com. His books include Cabe√ßa do Brasileiro (Editora Record 2009), a survey of Brazilian values and attitudes.
Alberto Louren√ßo, an urban planning expert, is Secretary of Sustainable Development at the Brazilian Secretariat of Strategic Affairs.
Marcelo Neri is head of the Centro de Pol√≠ticas¬†Sociais¬† (www.fgv.br/cps) and EPGE, at the Funda√ß√£o Get√ļlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.
Amaury de Souza is a political analyst at MCM Consultores in S√£o Paulo. He writes frequently about foreign policy and is the author of A¬†Agenda¬†Internacional do Brasil: a Pol√≠tica Externa Brasileira de¬†FHC a Lula¬†(Campus-Elsevier/Cebri 2009).