Scientist, Writer, Lawyer and Journalist
Vitelio Brustolin is a Research Scientist at Harvard Law School, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Harvard Department of the History of Science, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in the School of International and Public Affairs, and a University Professor at Institute of Strategic Studies and International Relations (INEST) of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). He is the Director of the Brustolin Intelligence & Strategy, a company specialized in strategic analysis, projection of scenarios and professional training. He is also a journalist who worked at Voz da Serra, Imprensa Livre, Diário da Manhã and Cátedra newspapers as a correspondent. In addition, Brustolin was Communication Advisor for the City Government of Rio de Janeiro and the State Department of Education; Director of Communication at Departamento Geral de Ações Socioeducativas; Director of Entrepreneurship at NGO Ação Comunitária do Brasil; a University Professor at Brazil Army Command and General Staff College (ECEME), and a Management Analyst for the State Government of Rio de Janeiro.
He is the author of the following books: The Rebel Angel (published respectively by: Edelbra - 1st ed., and Rovelle - other editions), The Little Traveler (published by Rovelle), and Culture Through the Book (winner of the Honor Motion of Academy Riograndense of Literature). He also received the following literary awards and accolades: National Literary Contest of the SAMI; the Literary Award of Olintho de Oliveira; winner of the Harvard Shinagel Prize; selected as one of the authors to be in “13 Immortal Tales”, by Editora Canal BRV.
He received his PhD and his Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Strategy, and Development. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Sciences – Law (JD) and Social Sciences (BA). His studies have great impact on television, newspapers and in leading magazines. His PhD thesis is about policies that encourage the scientific and technologic development in the Brazilian defense, specially using dual technologies. The United States’ model of scientific-technologic improvements, propelled by a military-industrial-academic complex, was used as a template. His work assumes that some of the most important technological breakthroughs after World War II in the United States were envisioned and developed as projects for the military. Some of these projects, however, quickly found civilian purposes. In his thesis Brustolin defends that this complex has generated a structure with several innovative features that, if adapted and transformed into public policy, can be beneficial for Brazil and other developing countries. He is, also, an Ad Hoc Consultant for the Presidency of Brazil at Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA).