Dr. Biorn Maybury-Lewis "was most recently the Executive Director at Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies where he both supervised the Cambridge, Massachusetts office and monitored the Center's activities in their offices in Santiago, Chile. He also played a central role in founding Harvard's second Latin American office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
"Before joining Harvard University in 2005, Maybury- Lewis held the position of Dean of Academic Affairs at Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton, Florida, where he helped lead the establishment of the rules and procedures governing their BFA and MFA Programs, while directing Student Development Services and General Education.
"Maybury-Lewis also chaired the North Campus Social Services Department at Miami-Dade Community College and was Director of the Graduate Programs at International Fine Arts College in Miami...
"Maybury-Lewis serves as President of the World Scout Organization's Scientific Committee, is an amateur photographer, sportsman and environmentalist as well as a passionate fan of the arts, music and the Boston Red Sox."  CV
- Consultant to Cultural Survival, Inc., November 2003 – present
- Consultant to Grass Roots International, a Boston area non-government organization, on the establishment of a new Brazil program. June 1997 – December 1997
- Consultant to the organizing committee preparing a conference on the question of violence in Brazil, Center for Non-Violent Sanctions and Cultural Survival, Harvard University. December 1995 – March 1996
- Consultant to The Federal University of Pará’s (UFPA) Nucleus for the Study of Violence and the Center for Non-Violent Sanctions and Cultural Survival, Harvard University, facilitating international institutional contacts between Brazil and the USA. March 1996 – present
- Consultant to the Ford Foundation’s Rio de Janeiro office, assisting the Representative to Brazil with project evaluations and grant proposals. January – June 1992
- Consultant to the Ford Foundation’s Rio de Janeiro office, on (1) the human rights situation in the Brazilian Amazon (in the states of Acre and Pará) and (2) the activities of the Brazilian Association for Agrarian Reform and the Movement of Rural Workers Without Land. June – September 1990
- Consultant to America's Watch, New York City, on the human rights situation in rural Brazil. Fall 1990
- Represented Cultural Survival, Inc., (a non-profit, human rights organization, Cambridge, MA) at the First Conference of Indigenous Peoples of the Xingú River Basin, Altamira, Pará, Brazil. February 1989
- Consultant to the Inter-American Foundation, in Rosslyn, Virginia; on the role of Brazilian rural labor federations in the development process. November – December 1987
- Consultant to the Ford Foundation’s Rio de Janeiro, Brazil office, evaluating the results of a Foundation grant to the Center for Studies of Contemporary Culture (CEDEC) supporting CEDEC’s seminars on agrarian reform and the constitutional debate in Brazil. December 1987
- Organized “The Nomos Conference” at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, Cambridge, MA; an international conference on debt, political stability, and redemocratization in Latin America. Summer 1983
His father is David Maybury-Lewis.
- Helen Kellogg Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame University. South Bend, IN. Spring 1991
- Fulbright-Hays, Inter-American Foundation, and Social Science Research Council fellow. 1986-1990
- Ph.D. Columbia University, 1991, in political science (received first Distinction that the department awarded in a decade). Thesis title: “The Politics of the Possible: The Growth and Political Development of the Brazilian Rural Workers' Union Movement, 1964-1985.” (Douglas Chalmers)
- The Politics of the Possible: The Brazilian Rural Workers’ Union Movement, 1964-1985. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.
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- Biorn Maybury-Lewis, artinstitutes.edu, accessed November 6, 2009.