Two Brazilian diplomats, an ambassador and a consul general, will present David M. Kennedy Center lectures at Brigham Young University:
• His Excellency Antonio de Aguiar Patriota will present a lecture Tuesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library. He was appointed as ambassador in 2007, having previously served as undersecretary-general for political affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, chief of staff and secretary for diplomatic planning to the minister of foreign relations.
He also served as deputy diplomatic adviser to the president of Brazil, adviser to the secretary-general of political affairs, minister counselor at Brazil’s Permanent Mission to the international organizations in Geneva and political counselor at Brazil’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. In addition, Patriota has worked at Brazilian Embassies in Venezuela and China.
• His Excellency José Alfredo Graça Lima will present a lecture Thursday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Lima was recently appointed consul general of Los Angeles.
Throughout his career of diplomatic service, he has specialized in international economics and trade in positions in Suriname, Brazil, Switzerland and Belgium. He also served as consul general in New York and Brazilian ambassador to Belgium.
These lectures will be archived online. For more information on events sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.
For more information about these lectures, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.
Writer: Angela Fischer