Monica Arruda de Almeida is an adjunct professor at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University. Her research focus is on illicit economies, with an emphasis on anti-money laundering efforts. From 2005 to 2008, she was a faculty fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was affiliated with the Department of Political Science and with U.C.L.A.’s International Institute, where she taught upper-level courses on international political economy and global governance, covering both developing and advanced societies.
Dr. Arruda was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she worked as a journalist for daily newspapers and editor for institutional publications. She has a B.A. in Communications Studies from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from UCLA.
Her most recently published works include:
Monica Arruda de Almeida. "Institucionalización de la Ética en los Negocios." In Gobierno Corporativo y Ética en los Negocios. Análisis de Casos Cinematográficos, Eds., Moira Nakousi and Daniel Soto. Santiago, Chile: Ril Editores-KPMG-Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2016.
Monica Arruda de Almeida and Bruce Zagaris. "’Political Capture in the Petrobras Corruption Scandal: The Sad Tale of an Oil Giant’." Fletcher Forum Journal (2015).
Monica Arruda de Almeida. "El Lobo de Wall Street. Los Esfuerzos por Regular los Mercados Financieros." Cine y Casos de Negocios. Una Mirada Multidisciplinaria. Ed. Moira Nakousi and Daniel Soto. Santiago, Chile: Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2014.