Luis Bitencourt

Dr. Luis Bitencourt is an expert in Strategy, Business Strategy, and International Marketing. He is also a Professor of National Security Affairs and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies/National Defense University. He was the Director of the project Brazil (2000-2005) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Visiting Professor at the Georgetown University.

For most of his professional life, Dr. Bitencourt pursued simultaneously two careers. In the Brazilian federal administration, he performed several functions related to research and training in strategic planning, Total Quality in the Public Administration, and international security.  In the Catholic University of Brasilia, Dr. Bitencourt was a professor and dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  Luis also worked for the United Nations as a Regional Coordinator in East Timor, as a member of the Team of Electoral Experts in Tajikistan, and as a rapporteur for the UN Commission on Intervention and Sovereignty.

He has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in World Politics from the Catholic University of America, and a M.A. in Political Science from the Universidade de Brasilia. His Bachelor’s Degree is in Mathematics. His research interests include business strategies for a globalized world, business intelligence, and global competition.

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