Mark S. Langevin, Ph.D., Director of Brazil Works.

Mark S. Langevin, Ph.D., Director of Brazil Works.

Mark is also Associate Adjunct Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland-University College (UMUC), Contributing Faculty Member at Walden University’s Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration, and Visiting Professor at the Centro Universitário de Brasilia (UniCEUB).


Brazil, Energy, and the Atlantic Basin Opportunity
Future increases in production can be expected to place the country as one of the largest non-OPEC producers of petroleum, consolidate its regional energy leadership, and create an opportunity for Brazil to exert greater geopolitical influence within the Atlantic basin, but not limited to it.

The Brazilian Capital Goods Market: Recent Development and Future Prospects
U.S. firms and investors must carefully identify and assess an expanding list of opportunities as well as a resilient set of institutional obstacles, weighing present market conditions with sensible forecasts of future possibilities.

Myths and Preconceptions about Belo Monte
Myths and Preconceptions concisely presents the developmental context surrounding the controversial Belo Monte dam project and suggests that all the “noise” surrounding the project distracts attention away from basic facts concerning Brazil’s growing need for electricity and the viable and available options to effectively respond to this mounting demand.

Dr. Langevin is Director of BrazilWorks and International Advisor to the Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Algodão (Abrapa), in addition to his academic positions.

Dr. Langevin researches and writes extensively on Brazilian energy policymaking and United States-Brazil relations. He is a regular contributor to such publications as: American Diplomacy, Boletim Meridiano 47, Brazzil, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Advisor, Journal of Energy Security, the Labor Studies Journal, Review of Renewable Energy Law and Policy, and Universitas:Relações Internacionais.

Dr. Langevin is also a regular speaker and guest lecturer on topics related to Brazil, United States-Brazil relations, energy, and the environment.  Please contact him directly to schedule an event or consultation.

Dr. Langevin earned a Ph.D. in Political Science and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He also graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Public Health from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.

Download Dr. Langevin’s C.V. here. LangevinCV August 2013 copy