Ricardo Ubiraci Sennes, an Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center nonresident senior fellow, is a partner director at Prospectiva, a consulting firm on public policies and international business. He is a political commentator at TV Cultura newscast (Brazil) and Exame newspaper online version (Brazil).

A Brazil native, Sennes has been engaged in projects related to South America regional integration; energy and infrastructural market and regulation; the aerospace and defense industry; international trade; and political and economic developments in Brazil and throughout Latin America.

Sennes is an editorial member of Foreign Affairs Latin America (US – Mexico), of the Política Externa Journal (Brazil), and a member of the Strategic Studies Council of the São Paulo State Industry Federation (FIESP). In São Paulo, he was the coordinator of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and was co-coordinator of the international section of the Brazilian Scenarios Project (Brasil 3 Tempo 2022 project), managed by the federal government.

Sennes holds a PhD in international relations and an MA in political science from the University of São Paulo. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He also conducted research for the International Relations Center at USP, for the Woodrow Wilson Institute in Washington, and for the Iberian and Latin American Studies Center at the University of California, San Diego. His first report for the Atlantic Council, “Will Brazil Get What it Expects from the World Cup?” was released in June 2014.