Brazil 2016: Politics, Olympics Games, and Zika

Published: 1 August 2016

Philip Oxhorn, Political Science, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Professor Oxhorn is an expert in democracy, economic development and Latin American Comparative Politics. He can comment on social, political, and economic angles.

philip [dot] oxhorn [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, Spanish)

Cecily Raynor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University

Professor Raynor specializes in contemporary Latin American and Brazilian literatures, as well as the Digital Humanities. Her current book project focuses on the evolution of national and transnational literatures through representations of space and time. Within the digital realm, Dr. Raynor examines the blogosphere as a post-national space, with special attention to the development of digital cultures and communities.

cecily [dot] raynor [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, Spanish)

Alfred Jaeger, Associate professor, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Prof. Jaeger teaches Cross-Cultural Management and Organizational Behavior to undergraduate and MBA students.  He visits Brazil each year with students from his Cross-cultural management class. His last time in Brazil was back in May.

alfred [dot] jaeger [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, French, and Portuguese)

Manuel Balan, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

He's interested in Latin American Politics, Corruption and Development, Political Competition, Politics of the Media and Scandals, Transparency and Anti-Corruption Policies, Political parties and political Systems, among other things.

manuel [dot] balan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, Spanish)


Zika Virus

Brian Ward, Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, McGill University

Professor Ward is an expert on vaccines, immunity and infectious diseases.

brian [dot] ward [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, French)

Dr. Michael Libman, Director of the JD MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases, McGill University

He's also the director of the Centre for Tropical Diseases Director at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

public [dot] affairs [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (English)

Dr. Cedric Yansouni, Associate Director, J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases, McGill University 

He's also Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Microbiology. His research focuses on the development and field-validation of diagnostic tools for severe infections in low-resource and remote setting, with current projects in Ethiopia and Canadian Arctic communities.

cedric [dot] yansouni [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, French)


For cellphone numbers, contact vincent [dot] allaire [at] mcgill [dot] ca, 514-398-6693

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