Bernardo Sorj was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a naturalized Brazilian, living in Brazil since 1976. He studied anthropology and philosophy in Uruguay, and holds a B.A. and an M.A. in History and Sociology from Haifa University, Israel, and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Manchester in England. Currently he is professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies/University of São Paulo, Director of the Edelstein Center for Social Research and of the Plataforma Democrática Project. Sorj was a professor at the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and at the Institute for International Relations, PUC/RJ and has retired as professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. The author of 26 books and more than 100 articles, was visiting professor and chair at many European and North American universities and think tanks. He is member of the board of several academic journals, advisor to scientific institutions and consultant to international organizations and governments. In 2005 was elected Man of Ideas of the Year.
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