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“Remarks by His Excellency Roberto Abdenur, Brazilian Ambassador to the United S
Date Friday March 10
Time 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKay Sato
Location Details
World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room
San Francisco
Event @ the World Affairs Council, 3/10

What: “Remarks by His Excellency Roberto Abdenur, Brazilian Ambassador to the United States"

Who: Ambassador Roberto Abdenur was named Brazil's ambassador to the United States by President Lula da Silva in April of 2004. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1942, Abdenur went on to study law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and later economics at the London School of Economics. A career diplomat, he has held a variety of positions at the Ministry for External Relations in Brasilia, including Deputy Minister for External Relations. Abroad, Abdenur has also served as Ambassador to Ecuador, China, Germany, and Austria. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and German, and is married with three children.

Event: Brazil is the economic powerhouse of South America and quickly growing as a world player. Many people may not be aware, but the United States has tremendous economic stakes in Brazil. As of 2004, the US had more investment in Brazil than in either China or Mexico, and Banking investments in Brazil were greater than those in Asia. Of the top 500 companies in the United States, 420 had interests in Brazil.

When: Friday, March 10; Check In: 11:30 AM, Program: 12:00 Noon

Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco

Admission Costs: Council members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15

Info: (415) 293-4600,,
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 11:56 AM

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