Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Coordinator of the Research Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Africa, Asia an South-South Relations (UFRJ)
Uruguayan naturalized Brazilian.
Beatriz Bissio has worked for more than two decades as a journalist in the international arena, as a correspondent for various Latin American outlets and as founder, director and editor of three magazines, Third World (1974-2006), Ecology and Development (1991-2006) and Revista do Mercosur (1992-2006). She has interviewed personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Agostinho Neto, Fidel Castro, Yasser Arafat, Samora Machel, Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Xanana Gusmao, Julius Nyerere, General Omar Torrijos, General Velasco Alvarado.
Former Coordinator of the Brazilian Maranhao State International Relations Committee (during Dr. Jackson Lago´s administration - 2007-2009).
Chair of the NGO "Dialogues of the South".
Vladimir Herzog Prize and Golden Dolphin 2000 in Journalism.
Awarded on May 8, 2013 the Victory Medal, by the Minister of Defense, Ambassador Celso Amorim.