H.E. Amb. Celso Amorim has twice served as Minister of External Relations of Brazil (1993-1994; 2003-2010) as well as having held the post of Minister of Defense (2011-2014). He previously served as Brazil’s ambassador to the United Kingdom (2001-2002) and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1995-2001). He is also a former professor of international relations at the Universidade de Brasília and was the longtime President of Embrafilme, the Brazilian Film Corporation (1969-1982).