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Constructing Multipolarity: the Brazilian Perspective

  • Stamford Street Lecture Theatre 127 Stamford Street London SE1 9NQ United Kingdom (map)

This event is the inaugural lecture for Ambassador Celso Amorim who will be visiting the King's Brazil Institute as a Distinguished Guest Professor from 1 November to 15 November 2015.

International Relations in an increasingly global world has been transformed with the rise of new powers, especially those from the developing world. However, the characteristics of a new international order remain unclear. A multipolar world is still under construction and in this lecture, His Excellency Ambassador Celso Amorim will discuss the Brazilian perspective on constructing multipolarity. 

Celso Amorim (Brazil) served as Minister of Foreign Relations (1993-1994 and 2003-2010), and as Minister of Defence (2011-2014).  Prior to that, he served as the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations in Geneva (1991-1993) and the World Trade Organization (1999-2001), as the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations in New York (1995-1999) and as Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2002).  He was also Chief Executive Officer of the Brazilian Film Corporation (Embrafilme) from 1979 to 1982 and served as Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology (1985-1988).  This year UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Celso Amorim to be a member of the UN High-Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises.  He is the author of several books and other publications on Culture, Science and Technology Policy and International Relations.  His latest book is entitled Teerã, Ramalá e Doha (2015). 

This event is free to attend but registration is required.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the restaurant area of the Franklin-Wilkins Building, directly across the street from the Stamford Street Lecture Theatre.