Trustee Emeritus

Rubens Ricupero

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Former Minister of Environment and Former Minister of Finance

Biography Rubens Ricupero

Trustee Emeritus at the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). Minister Ricupero is Director of Faculdade Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) in São Paulo. He was Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for almost a decade.

Previously, he was Minister of Finance, Minister of Environment and the Legal Amazon and Special Advisor to the President of Brazil. He served as Ambassador to the United States, Italy, the United Nations in Geneva and he headed the Brazilian delegations to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Conference on Disarmament.

He was Professor of Theory of International Relations at the University of Brasilia and Professor of History of Brazilian Diplomatic Relations at the Rio Branco Institute. Minister Ricupero received a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of São Paulo. He is the author of several books on international relations, economics, trade, history. His latest work is Diplomacy in the Construction of Brazil 1750-2016.

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