Celso Lafer

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Celso Lafer
Minister of External Relations
In office
29 January 2001 – 1 January 2003
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by Luiz Felipe Lampreia
Succeeded by Celso Amorim
In office
13 April 1992 – 2 October 1992
President Fernando Collor de Mello
Preceded by Francisco Rezek
Succeeded by Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce
In office
1 January 1999 – 18 July 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
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 December 2006
Preceded by Miguel Reale
Personal details
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ A guerra eleitoral e o mercado na Internet