Joao Resende-Santos

  • Associate Professor, Global Studies
  • International Researcher and Faculty Mentor, Smart City Foundation
  • Invited International Researcher, University of Lusofona Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Education and Development
  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute of Cape Verdean Studies
  • Ph.D. Harvard University

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

Bio

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.

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • American Political Science Association (APSA) Present
  • Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) Present
  • International Studies Association (ISA) Present
  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Present
  • African Studies Association 2022 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

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

    Journal Articles


  • Resende-Santos, J. (2020). Cape Verde and the MCA Foreign Aid Program. Journal of Modern African Studies, (58) 1 1-24 (24).
  • Resende-Santos, J. (2019). Cape Verde and the Risks of Tourism Specialization. Journal of Modern African Studies. forthcoming
  • Resende-Santos, J. (2019). Cape Verde and the Risks of Tourism Specialization: The Tourism Option for Africa's Small States. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, (37 ) 1 148-168 (20).

    Books


  • Resende-Santos, J., Karuri-Sebina, G., Adesida, O., Muchie, M. (). Innovation Africa: Solving the Problems We Have. Dakar: Amalion Forthcoming.
  • Resende-Santos, J., Pilgrim, A. (). Economic Growth and Democracy in Africa. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield/Lexington Books 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 In , (Eds.) Outsourcing Global Services Knowledge, Innovation and Social Capital. UK: Palgrave (Link)
  • 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 In , (Eds.) . UK: Palgrave

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Resende-Santos, J. (). IV World Forum of Local Economic Development - Final Report Government of Cabo Verde . (Link) Forthcoming.

  • Other(s)


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

  • Resende-Santos, J. (2022). “Challenges of Diaspora Participation in Development” Presented at the Tertúlia Nôs e Nôs Terra Diaspora Participation in National Economic Development Lisbon, Portugal (International Zoom)
  • Resende-Santos, J. (2022). “Organizer” Presented at the Presidency, Republic of Cape Verde Book Launch/Panel on Economic Growth and Democracy in Post-Colonial Africa Presidential Palace, Praia, Cape Verde
  • Resende-Santos, J. (2019). “The Role of the Media in Democracy” Presented at the Assoc. of Independent Media in Cape Verde (AMPCV) The Role of the Media in Democracy (O Papel dos Media em Democracia) Praia Cape Verde
  • Resende-Santos, J. (2017). “Lead Author/Rapporteur Coordinator” Presented at the UNDP/ILO/FAMSI/Government of Cape Verde 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 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 theInformation Systems Workshop Val d'Isere, France
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for Global Studies Department 2016 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for Global Studies Department 2015 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for Global Studies Department 2012 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for Global Studies Department 2012 - Present
  • Mentor (Student) for Global Studies Department 2012 - Present
  • Course Coordinator for Department of Global Studies 2011 - Present
  • Mentor (Student) for Global Studies Department 2011 - Present
  • Committee Member for Lecture search committee 2022 - 2022
  • Committee Member for GLS Department Anti-Racism Task Force 2020 - 2022
  • Committee Member for Global Studies Department 2022 - 2022
  • Committee Member for GLS Department Search Committee 2019 - 2020
  • Committee Member for Global Studies Department 2019 - 2019
  • University Service


  • Student Organization Advisor for Tri Alpha Alpha Alpha Alpha First Gen Honors Society 2022 - Present
  • 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 University 2021 - 2022
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley University First Year Seminar 2020 - 2021
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley University First Year Seminar 2019 - 2019
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley Business Bowl 2017 - 2017
  • Professional Service


  • Editorial Review Board Member for Africa Innovation Summit 2024 - Present
  • Committee Member for Diaspora Mundi 2023 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for External Reviewer, Tenure Case 2022 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal OASIS 2022 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for International Security 2022 - Present
  • Committee Member for World Bank External Advisory Committee - Cape Verde Country Economic Memorandum 2021 - Present
  • Country Specialist for Varieties of Democracy Project 2013 - Present