TITLE: Joaquim Nabuco Seminar (English)
SPEAKER: Mauro Vieira, James Billington, Leslie Bethell, David K. Jackson, Ivo Pitanguy, Mauricio Rands
EVENT DATE: 11/23/2010
RUNNING TIME: 187 minutes
This seminar examines the life and career of Joaquim Nabuco, a leader of the abolitionist movement in Brazil and later Brazil's first ambassador to the United States. (This seminar is also available in Portuguese, see below.)
Speaker Biography: Prior to being appointed Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Mauro Vieira was the Brazilian Ambassador to Argentina since 2004. He holds a JD from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and graduated from Instituto Rio-Branco, the Brazilian diplomatic academy. At the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ambassador Vieira has had several positions, including Chief of Staff to the Secretary General, and Chief of Staff to the Minister of External Relations. From January 2003 to May 2006, he was the representative of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations to the Board of Directors of Itaipu Binacional hydroelectric power plant.
Speaker Biography: James Hadley Billington is 13th Librarian of Congress, a position he has held since 1987.
Speaker Biography: Leslie Bethell is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History and Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford; and Senior Research Associate, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentacao de Historia Contemporanea do Brasil, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro.
Speaker Biography: David K. Jackson is professor and director of Undergraduate Studies of Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Speaker Biography: Ivo Pitanguy is a philanthropist and plastic surgeon based in Rio de Janeiro.
Speaker Biography: Mauricio Rands is a member of the Brazilian Congress.