Speakers

Candido Mendes de Almeida

President of Candido Mendes University

Candido Mendes is President of Candido Mendes University, President of the Rio de Janeiro Forum of Rectors, member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, Secretary General of the Academy of Latinity, member of the Economic and Social Development Council to the Presidency of Brazil, President of the Senior Board of the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and Alliance of Civilizations Ambassador. He was also Secretary- General of the Brazilian Justice and Peace Commission and President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Among his most recent books are A presidência afortunada (1999), Lula: a opção mais que o voto (2002), Lula depois de Lula (2005), Lula apesar de Lula (2006), Dr. Alceu, da ‘persona’ à pessoa (2009), and Subcultura e mudança: por que me envergonho do meu país (2010).