Hussein Kalout is a political scientist, professor of international relations, Brazilian foreign policy expert, and research scholar at Harvard University. Previously, he has held positions in the Brazilian public administration. He worked as senior consultant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as head of international affairs of the Supreme Court, and as director-general of the Department for International Legal Cooperation in the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic. Most recently, he was secretary-general of the European and Latin-American Judicial Powers Joint Committee and acted as senior consultant of the UN Development Program. He has directed several programs related to international cooperation with countries in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East on matters concerning democratization, judicial reform, transparency and accountability, modernization, and legal public policies. As a specialist on Brazilian foreign policy and Middle Eastern issues, Mr. Kalout collaborates as a special counselor with the Brazilian National Congress and with the Ministry of Defense on the Brazilian Maritime Task Force (MTF) of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Additionally, he acts as lecturer and coordinator of the Program on Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy. He has authored numerous articles and pieces in scientific journals, books, and newspapers, and he is a frequent contributor in the Brazilian media. Currently, Mr. Kalout is an associate fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs of Harvard University and member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard International Review.