Misha Glenny, author of Nemesis, the acclaimed study of a Rio drug gang leader, discusses the background to Brazil's urban problems with expert Dr. Vinicius de Carvalho.
is a former central Europe correspondent for the Guardian and the BBC. His books include McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime; DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia; The Rebirth Of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy; The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War; and The Balkans, 1804-2012: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers. On Nemesis: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/14/nemesis-one-man-battle-rio-misha-glenny-review-ball-boy-boss-slums
Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho
has a broad interest within the field of Brazilian Studies. His plural academic background and personal trajectory have provided him with a wide understanding of Brazil from diverse fields , such as Literature, Culture, History, Religion, Society,Defence, and Politics. He is the Chief Editor of Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies, a new peer-reviewed academic journal, which has received a wide international interest and is rapidly establishing itself as an important academic platform within the field. The journal is interdisciplinary in scope, addressing diverse subjects within Brazilian Studies. Carvalho joined the King's Brazil Institute in September 2014.