Celso Lafer

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Celso Lafer
Minister of External Relations
In office
January 29, 2001 – December 31, 2002
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by Luiz Felipe Lampreia
Succeeded by Celso Amorim
In office
April 13, 1992 – October 2, 1992
President Fernando Collor de Mello
Preceded by Francisco Rezek
Succeeded by Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce
In office
January 1, 1999 – July 18, 1999
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by José Botafogo Gonçalves
as Minister of Development, Industry and Tourism
Succeeded by Clóvis de Barros Carvalho
as Minister of Development, Industry and Trade
5th Academic of the 14th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters
Assumed office
December 1, 2006
Preceded by Miguel Reale
Personal details
Born August 7, 1941 (1941-08-07) (age 77)
Residence São Paulo, Brazil
Profession Diplomat, Jurist

Celso Lafer (born August 7, 1941) is a Brazilian jurist, full professor of Philosophy of Law at University of São Paulo, twice former foreign minister and a former commerce minister.

Education[edit]

Lafer has a Bachelor in Law from University of São Paulo, a Master's and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Cornell University and an habilitation in Public International Law from University of São Paulo.[1]

Work[edit]

Lafer worked for the administrations of Fernando Collor de Mello as Foreign Minister and for Fernando Henrique Cardoso as Foreign Minister and Commerce Minister.[2] He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2004. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2006, occupying the chair that belonged to Miguel Reale, Professor of Philosophy of Law at University of São Paulo and President of FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo), a Financial Aid Institute for Research of São Paulo state.

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