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Marcos Alan Ferreira is currently a Research Associate at INEU National Institute for U.S. Studies (Instituto Nacional de Estudos
sobre os Estados Unidos), where he is "Conducting research under
supervision by Prof. Luis Ayerbe, Ph.D. ("Integration and crisis in
South America: U.S. policies in the region"), and is also Assistant
Professor and Researcher at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e
Marketing) School of Higher Education in Marketing & Communication
Management, "Teaching the following subjects: "History of
International Relations in Orient" - undergraduate in International
Relations; "Introduction to Political Science" and "Introduction to
Sociology" - undergraduate in Business. - Researcher at Nucleo de
Pesquisas e Publicações (Center for Research and Publications) with a
project about U.S. policies for Tri-Border (Argentina, Brazil and
In 2008, he was a Research Fellow, at the Center for Hemispheric
Defense Studies, an institution which "is a product of the Defense
Ministerial of the Americas (DMA) process that began in Williamsburg,
Virginia, in 1995. Latin American civilian and military defense
officials expressed deep concerns over the relative lack of civilians
prepared to deal knowledgeably with defense and military issues in
their countries. In response, U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry
proposed creating a regional center to address this problem during the
second Defense Ministerial held at Bariloche, Argentina, in 1996.
Secretary Perry envisioned an educational center tailored to the
unique requirements of the Western Hemisphere where many countries
wished to strengthen civilian defense and security leadership in
revitalized democracies."[2]
"Between 1996 and September 1997, preparatory work for what became
CHDS was conducted by a team from the U.S. Department of Defense and
the National Defense University which included consultation with
regional stakeholders such as the defense ministries and civilian
academics. Activated on 17 September 1997, CHDS opened its doors, the
following day, with a Hemispheric Conference on Education and Defense,

18-19 September 1997. Its first Director and two faculty members
officialy reported for duty in December and CHDS conducted its first
three-week course, the Defense Planning and Resource Management
Courses in March 1998. The Center also conducted the first of many inregion seminars in Bolivia that year."[3]
His research at CHDS consisted of "research under supervision of Prof.
Thomaz Costa about Tri-Border (Argentina. Brazil and Paraguay) and its
links with financing terrorism."[4]. Additionally, he "was Intern
Research Fellow at National Defense University - NDU (USA) in 2008,"
and was "trained in security and defense courses "Interagency
Coordination and Counterterrorism" and "Strategy and Defense
Policy" (Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies/NDU) and presented
several papers in important congress around world like ISA Convention
and LASA Congress."[5] His specialties include "Foreign Policy
Analysis, United States Foreign Policy, Iran, Cuba, Studies on Peace,
Intelligence, Terrorism, Latin America Politics, Governance."[6]
He also supports the "educational activities of Baha'i Faith in Brazil
as tutor of the Ruhi Institute."[7]

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↑ Employment ProMle, accessed January 10, 2012.
↑ Homepage-About CHDS, accessed January 10, 2012.
↑ Homepage-About CHDS, accessed January 10, 2012.
↑ Employment Profile, accessed January 10, 2012.
↑ Employment ProMle, accessed January 10, 2012.

↑ Employment ProMle, accessed January 10, 2012.
↑ Employment ProMle, accessed January 10, 2012.