LLILAS Hosts First UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy
Posted: November 11, 2010
LLILAS is pleased to announce in conjunction with Fulbright-Brazil the University of Texas–Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Environmental Sciences and Policy, which brings an eminent Brazilian scholar to UT Austin for one semester each academic year from 2011 through 2015.
The visiting professor will be hosted by LLILAS, and the Brazil Center will assume a coordinating role in the program. In addition to the Fulbright Commission, the program is supported by five different units within UT, including: the Office of the President, the Jackson School of Geosciences, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the McCombs School of Business, and the School of Law.
Dr. Oswaldo dos Santos Lucon of the Universidade de São Paulo has been awarded the first UT-Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Environmental Sciences and Policy for the spring semester of the 2010–2011 academic year. Dr. Lucon is also a technical adviser to the São Paulo State Environmental Secretariat and currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the São Paulo State Climate Change Council. He received his PhD in energy from USP and also holds an MS in clean technology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Scotland. Dr. Lucon is currently a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He will teach the course Energy and Climate Change: Policies and Challenges, which will provide an overview of the ongoing initiatives in emerging economies and developing countries that address challenges posed by climate change.
For more information, contact the Brazil Center of LLILAS at 512.471.8418 or visit Brazil Center Programs.