Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy

Celso Amorim

April 19, 2017

Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy

Event Description

Between 2003 and 2010, Brazil practiced a new assertive foreign policy and extended its diplomatic reach on the global stage. Celso Amorim was at the forefront of this process. In this talk, Amorim will discuss his new book, Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy. Acting Globally lays out Brazil’s approaches to three major international situations: the Iranian nuclear issue, diplomatic efforts in relation to the Middle East, and the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. 


Celso Amorim is Brazil’s longest-serving foreign minister (1993-1994; 2003-2010). He was also Minister of Defense from 2011 to 2014. In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine referred to him as the “world’s best foreign minister.”

Celso Amorim’s latest book provides a vivid and insightful account of the roles and responsibilities of the Foreign Minster as Brazil rose to be a world power. Brazil must take a leading role in tackling the complex challenges facing our global community, and Celso Amorim has shown how that can be done.

-- Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary-General, Nobel Peace Prize laureate