President of Brazil Writes an Introduction for Thomas’s Publication
Thomas’ topic for this international journal is the development of interest groups and lobbying and problems of tackling corruption in Latin American politics.
Clive Thomas, Professor of Political Science, has secured the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (known affectionately to Brazilians as Lula), to write an introduction to a Special Issue of the Journal of Public Affairs of which Thomas is guest editor for the fall 2010 issue. Thomas’ topic for this international journal is the development of interest groups and lobbying and problems of tackling corruption in Latin American politics.
Lula, who Newsweek named as among the 20 most influential world leaders, has worked to fight corruption since becoming president in 2003. Thomas’s involvement with Lula’s office began in fall 2008 when he was invited as the keynote speaker to a conference in Brazil’s capital, Brasília, on approaches to lobby regulation in Brazil. He continues to work with the Brazilian Ministry of Justice to help develop a lobby law and will travel to Brazil this summer. Thomas is teaching Latin American Politics at UAS this fall.