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Portuguese ambassador to speak at BYU Feb. 27

His Excellency Nuno Brito, Portuguese ambassador to the United States, will discuss “Portugal–U.S. Relations” Wednesday, Feb. 27, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Brito was appointed ambassador in February 2011. From 2005 until this appointment, Brito worked as director general for European affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-chair of the Luso–Spanish Commission for Trans-border Cooperation, counselor of the Portuguese Economic and Social Council, political director at Portugal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and co-chair of the U.S.–Portuguese Standing Bilateral Commission.

His past experience also includes service in the cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993), chief of the cabinet of the Secretary of Defense (1995), deputy permanent representative of Portugal at the United Nations (1999), and principal diplomatic advisor to the Prime Minister (2005).

This lecture will be archived at For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or

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