Celso Lafer

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Celso Lafer
Minister of External Relations
In office
January 29, 2001 – December 31, 2002
PresidentFernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded byLuiz Felipe Lampreia
Succeeded byCelso Amorim
In office
April 13, 1992 – October 2, 1992
PresidentFernando Collor de Mello
Preceded byFrancisco Rezek
Succeeded byFernando Henrique Cardoso
Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce
In office
January 1, 1999 – July 18, 1999
PresidentFernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded byJosé Botafogo Gonçalves
as Minister of Development, Industry and Tourism
Succeeded byClóvis 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 byMiguel Reale
Personal details
BornAugust 7, 1941 (1941-08-07) (age 77)
ResidenceSão Paulo, Brazil
ProfessionDiplomat, 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 a 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  2. ^ "A guerra eleitoral e o mercado na Internet". Archived from the original on 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2007-11-04.

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