José Cordeiro is an engineer, economist, futurist, and transhumanist, who has worked on different areas including economic development, international relations, Latin America, the European Union, monetary policy, comparison of constitutions, energy trends, cryonics, and longevity.
Dr. José Luis Cordeiro is an engineer, economist, futurist, transhumanist and author. José Luis is a member of the World Academy of Art and Science, vice president of Humanity +, director of the Millennium Project and founding executive director of the Red Iberoamericana de Prospectiva (RIBER). Previously, he was director of the Club of Rome (Venezuela Chapter), the World Transhumanist Association and the Extropy Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at various universities around the world and he has studied, visited and worked in over one-hundred and thirty countries on five continents. He has published more than a dozen books, from economics to technology, including The Great Taboo - A True Nationalization of the Venezuelan Petroleum, Constitutions Around the World: A Comparative View from Latin America, and (in Spanish) El Desafio Latinoamericano ("The Latin American challenge") and La Muerte de la Muerte ("The death of death"), and has contributed to various international media such as CNN, Discovery Channel and History Channel, among others. Jose got his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was an intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at Georgetown University, has an MBA from INSEAD, and his PhD, in Interdisciplinary Science from Universidad Simón Bolívar - started at MIT, USA, and continued at IDE-JETRO, Japan JETRO - Institute of Developing Economies .