YPFP Events

YPFP London Ambassador Series: His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe of Brazil

May 21, 2013 06:30 pm


16 Cockspur Street
City of Westminster
SW1Y 5BL London
United Kingdom

YPFP is pleased to announce the next instalment of our successful Ambassador Series with His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe of Brazil.

The world’s fifth largest country is already a well-established power in the areas of football and carnival. But Brazil is quickly emerging as a heavyweight in other areas as well, notably multilateral diplomacy. Be it in the UN, where its claim to a permanent seat in the Security Council is well respected, in the BRICs club, where it stands out as having the most solid democratic credentials, or in the WTO, where its candidate Roberto Avezêdo is a frontrunner for Director-General: understanding Brazil’s foreign policy objectives has become crucial to understanding the dynamics of international relations.

This event offers a unique opportunity to hear from one of Brazil’s foremost foreign policy practitioners about the country’s role on the global stage and to ask questions about the future of an emerging giant in multilateral diplomacy.

The Embassy has kindly agreed to host a drinks reception following the event.

About the Speaker

Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe has been a career diplomat since 1979 has held high-level positions both in the Ministry of External Relations and in other Government agencies. Throughout his career in the Foreign Service he has worked with administrative issues, immigration, communication, trade promotion and trade negotiation, disarmament and bilateral and multilateral political issues.

He has served at the Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York (1983-87) and at the Embassy of Brazil in Montevideo (1987-90). At the Ministry of External Relations he headed the Division for Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies (1990-93). He also headed the Intellectual Property Section at the Mission of Brazil to the International Organizations in Geneva (1993-95) and the Disarmament section in the same Mission. Subsequently he served as the Director-General for Trade Promotion at the Ministry of External Relations (1998-2000). He held the post of Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington (2000-03). From 2007 to 2010 he was Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs II at the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations.

Outside the Foreign Service he served as the President of the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil (2005-07). Ambassador Jaguaribe was born in Rio de Janeiro; and holds a degree in Systems Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

This event is open to dues-paying YPFP members only; registration is open until Thursday 16th May. To sign up for full membership, click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration does not guarantee admission to the event. You will receive a separate email approximately a week ahead of the event informing you whether you have been successful or not.

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