Helder Ferreira do Vale

Helder Ferreira do Vale is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil. He was an associate professor at Xi'anJiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China and at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies  (HUFS) in South Korea. His research interests include federalism, comparative politics and democratization. His works appear in several peer-reviewed journals. In the past, he also held academic positions at the University of Barcelona, University of Lisbon, University of Cape Town and the Institute of Advanced Studies Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), among others. Also, he has worked for the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency, as well as for several international organizations including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He holds a PhD from the European University Institute — EUI (Florence, Italy), an MA from Johns Hopkins University (Washington, DC, USA), and a BA from Richmond American International University (London, UK).


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