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Joao Resende-Santos

Associate Professor, Global Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Institute of Cape Verdean Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1997
Office: Morison Hall 177 | 781.891._2647 |

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Teaches courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Latin American studies. Research and publications span three areas: international relations theory and security studies; military organizational behavior and civil-military relations; and Brazilian foreign relations. Most recent publications include: Military Emulation in the International System (forthcoming: Cambridge University Press), and "Origins of Security Cooperation in South America," Journal Latin American Politics and Society (W'2002). Prof. Santos also serves as co-faculty advisor to the Bentley Model United Nations Program and directs the Brazil Short Term Program.

Teaching Interests

International Relations; US Foreign Policy; Comparative Politics; Latin American Politics; Brazil; US-Latin American Relations

Research Interests

International Affairs; International Security/Peace and War Studies; Public Policy; Latin American Studies; Brazilian Politics and Economy; US-Latin American Relations

Consulting/Practice Interests

International Development; Urban Planning/Infrastructure; Public Policy; Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization; Entrepreneurship-SME Development; Higher Education in Developing Countries

Professional Links

Awards and Honors

2018, Presidential Medal of Merit, Republic of Cape Verde, President of the Republic


Journal Article(s)
Resende-Santos, J. Cape Verde and the Risks of Tourism Specialization. Journal of Modern African Studies (forthcoming). Forthcoming

Book Chapters
David, G. C, Chand, D. R, Newell, S. M, Resende-Santos, J. (2008). Colloboration across Distributed Sites: The perils of process and promise of practice. . UK: . Palgrave

David, G. C, Chand, D. R, Newell, S. M, Resende-Santos, J. (2008). Colloboration across Distributed Sites: The perils of process and promise of practice. Outsourcing Global Services Knowledge, Innovation and Social Capital. UK: . Palgrave (link)

Conference Proceeding(s)
Resende-Santos, J. IV World Forum of Local Economic Development - Final Report. Government of Cabo Verde . Forthcoming (link)

Resende-Santos, J. (2018). The Meaning of SOFA for Cape Verde. A Nacao(No 580 October 11 2018) Forthcoming

Conference Presentations

Resende-Santos, J. (2017). "Lead Author/Rapporteur Coordinator." Presented at the UNDP/ILO/FAMSI/Government of Cape Verde's IV World Forum of Local Economic Development, Praia, Cabo Verde.

Resende-Santos, J. (2017). "Security, Democracy and Integration in West Africa." Presented at the University of Cabo Verde's Seminar on African Regional Integration, Praia, Cabo Verde.

David, G. C., Newell, S. M., Chand, D. R., Resende-Santos, J. (2007). "Collaboration across distributed sites: applying World-systems theory to globally-integrated work." Presented at the Information Systems Workshop, Val d'Isere, France.


Department Service
Committee Member for Global Studies Department, 2016 - Present
Course Coordinator for Global Studies Department, 2012 - Present
Course Coordinator for Department of Global Studies, 2011 - Present
Mentor (Student) for Global Studies Department, 2011 - Present

University Service
Committee Member for Learning and Teaching Council, Bentley University, 2018 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley University Racial Justice Program, 2014 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Cape Verdean Students Association, 2012 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley Model United Nations Organization, 2001 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley Business Bowl, 2017 - 2017

Professional Service
Country Specialist for Varieties of Democracy Project, 2013