Book talk with Celso Amorim about "Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil's Assertive Foreign Policy"
Introduction by Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the MIT Brazil Program
Ambassador Celso Amorim has served as Brazil's Minister of Foreign Relations under President Itamar Franco (1993-1994), and again under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), and as Minister of Defence under President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2014). Currently, Ambassador Amorim is the chair of UNITAID.
He has written a number of books and articles on matters ranging from foreign policy to culture. His latest work is "Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil's Assertive Foreign Policy." In recognition of his dedication to international public service, Ambassador Amorim has received several national and foreign awards including the Star of Jerusalem by the Palestinian National Authority. Foreign Policy magazine referred to him in 2009 as the "world's best foreign minister," and in 2010 placed him sixth in its list of "Top 100 Global Thinkers."
Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies, MIT Brazil Program