Board Member

Getulio Carvalho is a widely published researcher and author on issues of accountability in Latin America, with a special emphasis on governance in Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut (UCONN), where he lectured at the Institute of Public Service prior to receiving his degree. Carvalho began his career as an associate professor at the Brazilian School of Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation and rose to become department head and then assistant dean. He subsequently directed the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics education and training department and was appointed deputy secretary general at the Education Ministry of Brazil. In 1987 Carvalho joined the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., where he remained until 1998. During this time, he served as the director of the Department of Education. Most recently he worked as the General Manager of Vitae in São Paulo, an affiliate of the Lampadia Foundation, which funded cultural and educational projects in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Carvalho’s publications include books and articles on Petrobrás, transnational enterprises, public budgeting, and systemic corruption. The Getulio P. Carvalho Pre-doctoral Fellowship for U.S.-Brazilian Relations helps fund UCONN graduate students who demonstrate academic achievement and an interest in Brazilian history, politics, diplomacy, trade, energy, natural resources, environment, or other areas of research linked with U.S.-Brazilian relations.