Lauri Tähtinen is a non-resident senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is the founder of Americas Outlook LLC, a global affairs, business advisory, and geopolitical analysis firm and the co-founder of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk advisory firm GEOSTREAMS. He is an accomplished interpreter and commentator on global affairs and advisor to multinational corporations, foundations, and investors. He writes a regular column on geopolitics for Kauppalehti, Finland’s business daily, and is a non-resident fellow at the Center on US Politics and Power of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Dr. Tähtinen has taught and researched in fields as varied as political economy and international law at the University of Helsinki, Brown University, and the University of Cambridge and was a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. For several years, he lectured on Latin American history at Harvard and is an expert on Brazilian external relations and political economy. Dr. Tähtinen earned his PhD in history from the University of Cambridge with a dissertation on the intellectual history of Brazil, an MA in theological studies from Harvard University, and a BSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is fluent in Portuguese and Finnish.