BRICLab Directors



Marcos Troyjo

Co-Director, BRICLab; Adjunct Associate
Professor of International and Public Affairs

International Affairs Building, 13th Floor
Columbia University, New York
212-854-3213 | mt2792@columbia.edu

Marcos Troyjo is the Co-Director of the BRICLab at Columbia University, a SIPA special forum on Brazil, Russia, India and China. He teaches The Rise of BRIC at SIPA.

Troyjo is the founder of the Center for Business Diplomacy, an independent think-tank on global entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD in sociology of international relations from the University of São Paulo and pursued postdoctoral studies at Columbia University. An economist and political scientist, he is an alumnus of The Rio Branco Institute (Instituto Rio Branco), the graduate school of international relations and diplomatic academy of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He undertook additional graduate studies at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Troyjo is a lecturer in the graduate programs at IBMEC University, a Visiting Professor at the Centre d`Études sur l`Actuel et le Quotidien, Université Paris Descartes (Sorbonne), and a member of the International Schumpeter Society. He worked as a career diplomat and was Press Secretary at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York and Chief of Staff of the Science and Technology Department of Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He is a regular op-ed contributor and commentator for print and electronic media outlets in Brazil and around the world. He serves on the Advisory Board of numerous for profit as well as not-for-profit institutions. Troyjo has been chosen one of "The Outstanding Young Persons of the World - TOYP" by the Junior Chamber International in 2004. Troyjo was the winner of the "Latin America Fellowship-2005" awarded by the Rt. Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

He is the author of such books as: Technology & Diplomacy, Brazil: Competitiveness in the Global Marketplace, Manifesto of Business Diplomacy, Trading Nation: Power & Prosperity in the 21st Century (chosen by Americas Quarterly as one of the best new books on policy, economics and business in the hemisphere in 2007). He has lectured at Yale University, Harvard University, University of Washington, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), IE-Instituto de Empresa (Spain), IVA-The Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (Sweden), Tsinghua University (China), University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Canning House (UK).


Christian Deseglise

Co-Director, BRICLab; Adjunct Associate
Professor of International and Public Affairs

International Affairs Building, 13th Floor,
Columbia University, New York
212-854-3213 | cd377@columbia.edu

Christian Deseglise is an adjunct professor teaching "Investing in Emerging Markets."  Beginning 2011-12, he will co-teach a new course on the economies and financial sectors of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China).

Deseglise is a Managing Director at HSBC Global Asset Management, in charge of distribution for North America. Previously, he was a partner at BTG Pactual, where he was in charge of business development. He previously worked at HSBC in New York and London, and Credit Commercial de France in Paris.

Deseglise has taught at Sciences Po in Paris and the Institute for High Studies for Development in Bogota, Colombia. He holds a Master of International Affairs (MIA '90) from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in international finance and banking. Deseglise also holds degrees from Science Po (international relations) and the University of Paris III (Spanish studies).

Deseglise established Foundation Caring for Colombia, a not-for-profit organization that provides assistance to the victims of violence in Colombia.