Celso Lafer

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Celso Lafer
Minister of External Relations of Brazil
In office
1992–1992
Preceded by Francisco Rezek
Succeeded by Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Minister of External Relations of Brazil
In office
2001–2002
Preceded by Luiz Felipe Palmeira Lampreia
Succeeded by Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim
Minister of Commerce of Brazil
In office
1999–1999
Preceded by José Botafogo Gonçalves
Succeeded by Clóvis de Barros Carvalho
Personal details
Residence São Paulo, Brazil
Profession professor, politician

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
Government offices
Preceded by
Francisco Rezek
Foreign Minister of Brazil
1992-1992
Succeeded by
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Preceded by
José Botafogo Gonçalves
Commerce Minister of Brazil
1999-1999
Succeeded by
Clóvis de Barros Carvalho
Preceded by
Luiz Felipe Palmeira Lampreia
Foreign Minister of Brazil
2001-2002
Succeeded by
Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim