24 de abril de 2007

Geraldinho in Harvard

Ao lado de militares e diplomatas, Geraldinho destaca-se em Harvard. A sua última contribuição foi apresentar um projeto de produção de etanol com bagaço e sementes de chuchu transgênicas e biodegradáveis. Geraldo Alckmin (galckmin(at)wcfia.harvard.edu), Brazil, was the principal opposition candidate in the 2006 presidential elections, receiving about 40% of the valid vote. Previously, he was the governor of the State of São Paulo, Brazil's most important and developed state, responsible for 31% of the country's GDP. As governor from 2001 to 2006, he helped transform the economy and administration of the state, with the result that he left office with very favorable approval ratings. He served as lieutenant governor from 1994 to 2000, and as congressman for the State of São Paulo from 1983 to 1994. He also has the distinction of having been Brazil 's youngest mayor ever; he was elected mayor of his home town of Pindamonhangaba at the age of just 18. He was a founding member, in 1988, of Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB), one of Brazil 's most influential political parties. Mr. Alckmin was educated at Taubaté University , from which he received a bachelor of science degree and a doctor of medicine degree; he earned his specialization in anesthesiology at São Paulo 's Public Servant Hospital. While at Harvard, he plans to conduct research in several areas, including the economy of Latin America , management and public administration, and urban planning and policies. He is married to Maria Lúcia and they have three children, Sophia (26), Geraldo (25), and Thomaz (23).

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