Eduardo Viola has a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Sao Paulo (1982). He has been Full Professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Brasilia, since 1993 and Senior Researcher of the Brazilian Council for Research (CNPQ) since 1986. At present He is the Chair of the Brazilian Research Network on International Relations and Climate Change. He has published four books and more than sixty articles in journals on issues of Globalization and Governance, Democracy and Democratization in South America, Environmental Policy in Brazil and, Global and South American Politics of Climate Change.
Viola has been visiting professor in several international universities, among them: Stanford, Colorado at Boulder, Notre Dame, Texas at Austin, Amsterdam, Campinas and Buenos Aires. He has supervised more than eighty doctoral dissertations and master thesis. He has also taught for some years at the Rio Branco Institute, the Brazilian school for diplomatic training.
Prof. Viola has been consultant with the Brazilian Ministries of: Science and Technology, Education, Strategic Matters, Defense and Environment; and, several philanthropic organizations, international agencies and private corporations. He has been member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Human Dimension of Global Environmental Change Program (Bonn) and the Committee on Global Environmental Change of the Brazilian Academy of Science. He is currently member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of International Relations and the Brazilian Association for Leadership and Development (LEAD). He is interviewed frequently by the most important Brazilian TV channels, news radios and newspapers on issues of international relations and the politics of global climate change.