Ambassador Celso Amorim
Former Minister of Defense, Brazil
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking Reception with Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Presentation & Audience Q+A
About Ambassador Celso Amorim
Mr. Amorim is a Brazilian diplomat who served twice as Brazil's Minister of External Relations, from 1993 to 1994 and from 2003 to 2010. He was also the Minister of Defense from August 2011 to December 2014. Between 1987 and 1989, Celso Amorim served as the Secretary for International Affairs for the Ministry of Science and Technology. He helped to create UNITAlD, of which he is currently Chair, and is part of two United Nations Secretary-General panels: High-Level Panel on access to medicines and High-Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises. He was also in charge of drafting the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
He served twice as the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations in Geneva and the World Trade Organization (1991-1993 and 1999-2001). Mr. Amorim was the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations in New York from 1995 to 1999 and the Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom in 2002. He is also a Permanent Member of the International Affairs unit at the University of Sao Paulo.
Mr. Amorim holds numerous awards, including the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Medal, the Star of Jerusalem, and Ordem de Rio Branco.
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