World Affairs Council of Charlotte


World Affairs Council of Charlotte

Ambassadors Circle Series (November 13, 2013)


H.E. Mauro Vieira

Ambassador of Brazil to the United States


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Did you know that there are are six Brazilian firms operating in the greater Charlotte area including two U.S. headquarters? Industry leaders such as Gerdau Group and Sabo USA are members of the region’s thriving international community. New daily nonstop flights to Rio de Janeiro from Charlotte Douglas International Airport began in 2009. (Source: Charlotte Regional Partnership)

The United States and Brazil have traditionally enjoyed cooperative, active relations encompassing a broad political and economic agenda. The United States was the first country to recognize Brazil's independence from Portugal in 1822, and as the two largest democracies and economies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil are currently consolidating a foundation for a new partnership for the 21st century with a focus on global issues that affect both countries. Ten bilateral agreements signed in March 2011 and five more signed in April 2012 testify to an intensification of bilateral engagement in a broad range of areas of mutual interest. The United States and Brazil have 20 active dialogues at the assistant secretary-level or above, half led by the Department of State. Four dialogues are presidential level: the Global Partnership Dialogue, the Economic and Financial Dialogue, the Strategic Energy Dialogue, and the Defense Cooperation Dialogue. (Source: U.S. State Department)

Join the World Affairs Council of Charlotte on November 13th for a discussion on the relationship between Brazil and the United States as it pertains to foreign policy, trade and investments, national security and cultural and educational exchanges.


Date:  Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Venue: Charlotte City Club (121 W. Trade St.) - Directions

VIP Reception, Network, Check-In : 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   

Presentation and Q&A: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.    

Cost: $25 (WACC Student members/Educator members) / $45 (WACC members) / $55 (non-members) - includes lunch

Become a member of the WAC Charlotte to attend this program at the discounted member rate 



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*student /educator members, members and non-members, complimentary program passes (corporate and individuals)


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World Affairs Council of Charlotte

UNC Charlotte - CHHS 227

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223


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Ambassador Mauro Vieira is the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States. He arrived in Washington, DC, on January 11, 2010 after serving as the Brazilian Ambassador to Argentina from 2004 to 2010. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and graduated from the Brazilian diplomatic academy, the Rio Branco Institute, in 1974.

At the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations, he was Coordinator for International Treaties, Advisor to the Secretary General, Assistant to the Head of the Cultural Department, Advisor to the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Chief of Staff to the Secretary General, and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Relations. From January 2003 to May 2006, he was the representative of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations to the Board of Director of Binational Itaipu hydroelectric power plant.

He has worked at other Brazilian federal agencies, serving at the Ministry of Science and Technology as Assistant Secretary General of Science and Technology, and National Secretary for the Administration of the National Institute of Social Security in the Ministry of Social Security and Assistance.

Abroad, he served at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC(1978-1982); the Brazilian Mission to the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) in Montevideo(1982-1985); the Brazilian Embassy in Mexico City(1990-1992); the Brazilian Embassy in Paris(1995-1999); and the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires(2004-2010).