President Diana Natalicio cordially invites you to attend a UTEP Centennial Lecture - “Brazil's Global Moment” with Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States. Reception to follow presentation
Mauro Vieira was appointed Brazilian Ambassador to the United States in January 2010 after a six-year tenure as Ambassador to Argentina (2004-10). Other posts have included Paris (1995-99), Mexico City (1990-92), the Brazilian Mission to the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) in Montevideo, Uruguay (1982-85), and Washington, D.C. (1978-82). In his long and distinguished career with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ambassador Vieira has served as Coordinator for International Treaties, Chief of Staff to the Secretary General and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Relations. He represented the ministry on the Board of Directors of the Itaipu binational hydroelectric power plant from 2003 to 2006. Ambassador Vieira's other Brazilian federal appointments have included Secretary for Administrative Modernization at the Ministry of Science and Technology, Assistant Secretary General for Science and Technology, and Secretary for Administration of the National Social Security Institute at the Ministry of Social Security and Assistance. Ambassador Vieira has been recognized for his service by the governments of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Denmark, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Romania. A native of the city of Niterói in Rio de Janeiro state, Ambassador Vieira holds a law degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is a 1974 graduate of the Instituto Rio Branco, the Brazilian diplomatic academy.
In 2014, The University of Texas at El Paso celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1914 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. Our Centennial offers not only an occasion to celebrate our distinguished history, but also a window through which we can begin contemplating our bright future as the first national research university with a 21st century student demographic. The Centennial Lecture Series invites noteworthy speakers to the UTEP campus to share their perspectives on a broad range of contemporary issues that are likely to impact our society, culture, and lives in the years ahead. We invite you to join us in exploring important and timely topics and expanding our thinking about how they may help shape UTEP's next 100 years.