Brazilian ambassador to speak at Wednesday’s Centennial Lecture

Helen Yip, Staff reporter

UTEP’s Centennial Lecture Series continues tomorrow, Feb. 26, with “Brazil’s Global Moment,” featuring Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira.

“All of the Centennial Lectures aim to address topics of importance to our future,” said Keith Erekson, executive director of the Centennial Office. “Brazil is assuming a larger role in our increasingly integrated world economy and it benefits all of us to understand more about our relationship with them.”

Vieira was appointed as ambassador to the U.S. in January 2010.  Prior to that, Vieira served several roles in the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires. He also served as ambassador to Argentina from 2004-10, Paris from 1995-99, Mexico City from 1990-92 and, Uruguay and Washington D.C. from 1978-92.

Vieira received a bachelor’s degree in law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He also graduated from the Ambassadors Diplomatic Academy, Rio Bronco Institute in 1974.

“Brazil’s Global Moment” will take place from 2:30-4 p.m. at the UGLC, room 106. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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