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Alvaro Santos is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA) at Georgetown University. He teaches and writes in the areas of international trade, economic development, drug policy, transnational labor law and the future of NAFTA.  Professor Santos is co-editor of Law and the New Developmental State: The Brazilian Experience in Latin America (2013) and The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal (2006). He is also the author of a number of articles and book chapters, including “Carving Out Policy Autonomy for Developing Countries in the World Trade Organization: The Experience of Brazil and Mexico” in the Virginia Journal of International Law (2012), "Three Transnational Discourses of Labor Law in Domestic Reforms" in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (2010) and “The World Bank’s Uses of the “Rule of Law” Promise in Economic Development” (in The New Law and Economic Development: A Critical Appraisal 2006). In 2016, he contributed to a research manifesto authored by working group at the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy, examining the role of law in global value chains. 

Professor Santos serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, the Law and Development Review, and the Latin American Journal of International Trade Law.  He served as Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (CTLS) in London in 2014-15. He regularly teaches at Georgetown's WTO Academy and Harvard's Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) and has also taught at the University of Texas, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Melbourne Law School, Tufts University, and the University of Turin. Professor Santos received a JD with high honors from Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México and an LLM and SJD from Harvard Law School.

Joseph Page HeadshotJoseph A. Page, a Professor Emeritus at the Law Center and the Director of the CAROLA from 2003 to 2017, began writing about Brazil and Argentina in 1963. His first book, The Revolution That Never Was: Northeast Brazil, 1955-1964, appeared in 1972, and was translated into Portuguese by the Brazilian playwright Ariano Suassuna. His 1983 book, Peron: A Biography, was a bestseller for five months in Argentina. The latest revised edition appeared in 2014. In 1996, he contributed an extensive introduction to Evita: In My Own Words, which published the text of a manuscript believed to have been adapted from death-bed dictation by Eva Perón. The book has been translated into Italian, German, Dutch and Spanish. His 1995 book, The Brazilians, attempts to explain what makes Brazilians Brazilian.  

Professor Page’s articles and book reviews on Latin America have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic, the Nation, the New Republic, Commonweal, America, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Globe, the Denver Post, the Miami Herald, Clarín, La Nación, Noticias, Jornal do Brasil, and Américas, the magazine of the Organization of American States. He has also written the liner notes for “A Brasilian Christmas,” a CD produced by Astor Place Recording in 1996. He has lectured in Brazil, England and Mexico on U.S. product-liability law, and in Italy on rule-of-law reform in Latin America.

Mario Osorio HeadshotMario Osorio is the Inaugural Fellow at the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA). He is also currently pursuing an SJD at Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Mario has also been a Salzburg Cutler Fellow, a Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law, and a Senior Fellow at the New Markets Lab in Washington, DC. 

He received an AB in Economics and an LLB from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and earned an LLM as a Fulbright Scholar from Georgetown University. Prior to arriving at Georgetown, Mario served as Advisor to the Director-General of the Tax and Customs Administration of Colombia, and represented Colombia at the OECD, WTO, UN, and other international fora. He was also an adjunct professor at Universidad de los Andes.

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