Marcus Vinicius de Freitas
Title: Senior Non-Resident Fellow
Related programs: Geopolitics and International Relations
Area of expertise: International Law, International Relations and Brazil.
Marcus Vinicius de Freitas teaches international law and international relations at the undergraduate and graduate levels at The Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, where he served as the coordinator of their International Relations Program from December 2012 until December 2013, as well as Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center who focuses on International Law, International Relations and Brazil. His professional experience in Washington, DC included the Inter-American Bank and Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where he worked in governmental affairs. He was president of the Sao Paulo Directorate of the Progressive Party, having run for vice governor of the State of Sao Paulo in 2010, where his party polled in third place with more than 1.2 million votes. He also served as the Administrative Director of the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Housing Company until December 2015. Currently, he is the Chief Advisor for Emerging Markets at Providence Group of Companies. Mr. De Freitas holds an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) degree from the University of Sao Paulo, a master of laws from Cornell University and a master of arts in economics and international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).