An associate professor of political science
from Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, Eduardo Gomes is Bellevue
Community College's third annual Fulbright
Scholar-in-Residence. His focus of study is
comparative political economy with an interest
in politics and contemporary political theory.
During his seven-month stay, he taught
international relations, Latin America political
economy and served as a guest lecturer in
special seminars and classes across the
curriculum. In his work to help faculty
globalize the college's offerings, he actively
participated in curriculum development and
"It has been great to share my knowledge
of Latin America with students and faculty
in so many disciplines-from business to
anthropology. I have had opportunities to
learn about this environment, too, in a
real give-and-take of knowledge, attitudes
and culture," Gomes said.
Gomes was also involved as an ambassador
to the community. He consulted with the
language arts department from a local high
school, spoke at Rotary club meetings and
gave talks at area colleges and universities.
In March, Gomes was the keynote speaker
at a national symposium on globalizing the
curriculum sponsored by BCC and Cascadia
Community College in partnership with the
Washington Center for Improving the Quality
of Undergraduate Education at Evergreen
Gomes' own academic interests lie in the
comparative study of corporate civic and
social responsibility in democratic politics.
BCC is connecting him to regional leaders
who can help him explore United States'
approaches to this area of philanthropy
and civic engagement.