King's Brazil Institute
Prof. Anthony Pereira
Professor Anthony Pereira graduated from the University of Sussex in 1982 with a BA in Politics and then in 1986 obtained an MA in Government from Harvard University. His PhD dissertation at Harvard, defended in 1991, focused on the role of rural trade unions in northeast Brazil in expanding democratic rights in two different periods, the early 1960s before the military coup of 1964 and the late 1970s and 1980s, when Brazil's authoritarian regime was ending. This research led to the publication of the book 'The End of the Peasantry: The Rural Labor Movement in Northeast Brazil, 1961-1988' (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997). Before joining King's in 2010, where he is also a Professor of International Development, Professor Pereira held positions at the New School for Social Research in New York City, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the Boston area, and Tulane University in New Orleans, all in the United States, and the University of East Anglia in the UK. He has also been a visiting professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, and the International Relations Institute of the University of São Paulo in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. His recent books include (with Lauro Mattei) The Brazilian Economy Today: Towards a New Socio-Economic Model? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015); (with Jeff Garmany) Understanding Contemporary Brazil (Routledge, 2018) and Modern Brazil: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2020). He was President of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) from 2014 to 2016 and is an occasional commentator on Brazil in the media.

University of São Paulo,
American Defense College,
National Police Academy
Márcio Anselmo
Márcio Anselmo holds a BA in Law from the State University of Londrina (2001), a Masters in International Economic Law from the Catholic University of Brasilia (2011) and a PhD in International Law from the University of São Paulo (2015), his thesis focussed on the international regime to fight against money laundering. He joined the Federal Police in 2002, having worked for almost his entire career in the area of fighting against corruption, financial crimes and money laundering and he conducted the original investigation of Car Wash Operation (Petrobras Case) from 2013 to 2017. He was the General Coordinator Against Corruption and Money Laundering in Brazil from 2018 to 2020. He is a professor at several universities and at the National Police Academy, teaching money laundering subjects and judicial police procedure law, through training and specialization courses. He is the author of several articles and books published in Brazil and abroad on organized crime, international cooperation and money laundering. As part of his role as General Coordinator against money laundering, he was part of the Brazilian delegation for several meetings of FATF and GAFILAT, and actively worked on AML / CFT regulation. He was member of the board of COAF (the Brazilian financial intelligence unit) in the years 2018/2020. Currently, he is doing an MA in Defense and Security at the Inter-American Defense College.