Matias Specktor is a professor of International Relations at the Getulio Vargas and he writes a foreign-policy column for Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil’s leading newspaper. He graduated in International Relations from the University of Brasilia where he also completed a master’s degree and worked for the United Nations. He followed soon after to the University of Oxford where he completed another master’s degree and doctorate. Moreover, he founded and directed the Center for International Relations. In addition to many books and scholarly articles he published, Matias has published in newspapers such as The New York Times and The Financial Times. He was the first occupant of the Chair of Rio Branco King’s College London and the first Global South Fellow of the London School of Economics. He was also a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Council on Foreign Relations.