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Celso Lafer is the new member of IEA's Board

by Richard Meckien - published Nov 30, 2017 04:55 PM - - last modified Dec 07, 2017 04:30 PM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Vinicius Sayão.

Celso Lafer
Celso Lafer, from USP's Faculty of Law

Former Foreign Minister of Brazil, Celso Lafer, also a professor at USP's Faculty of Law, is the new member of IEA's Board. He will take over the vacant position of Eugênio Bucci, from USP's School of Communications and Arts (ECA).

With a term of two years, Lafer will represent the active or retired USP professors, a position chosen by the University's president from a triple list defined by the Board.

Former lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and General Theory of Law at USP's Faculty of Law, Lafer was also Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce in 1999 and Minister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions: in 1992, under Fernando Collor, and from 2001 to 2002, during the last two years of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso administration. He was also ambassador and head of the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations and to other international organizations based in Geneva.

In 2006, Lafer was elected to occupy chair 14 of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, in the succession of Miguel Reale. He is also a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Graduated in law from USP in 1967, he earned his master's and doctoral degrees in Political Science from Cornell University in 1967 and 1970, respectively. In 1977 he obtained a degree in Public International Law at USP.

Photo: Sandra Codo / IEA-USP

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