Research Associate: Luiz Fernando Macedo Bessa

Luiz Fernando Macedo Bessa

Research Associate, 2005-06

Luiz Fernando Macedo Bessa is Professor of Environmental Planning and Management at the Catholic University of Brasília. He received his Ph.D. in Human Geography and Organization from the Space University of Paris, Panthéon, Sorbonne, France. Since September 2005 he has been studying sustainable governance mechanisms for socio-environmental conflict resolution at the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Macedo Bessa’s focus is on the occupation of the Brazilian Cerrado (or Savannah region), emphasizing governance mechanisms which environmental management debates in the region have largely ignored.