Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture - How to Begin, and Where Will it End? Current Issues and Challenges to Nuclear Disarmament by Ambassador Sergio Duarte

Date: 04.09.2013

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Pauling Hall 216

DuarteAmbassador Sergio Duarte, High Representative and Under-Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations, New York (2007-2012), will focus his lecture on the wider problems of nuclear disarmament and possible ways forward and discuss recent concerns on the threat of nuclear terrorism and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Sergio de Queiroz Duarte was born in Rio de Janeiro and is a career diplomat (Ambassador), retired. Ambassador Duarte holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Brazilian School of Public  Administration (EBAP), Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, 1956  He graduated from Rio-Branco Institute (Diplomatic Academy), Rio de Janeiro in 1957 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Faculty of Law, at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro in 1958. During his diplomatic career, he served in the Brazilian Embassies in Rome, Buenos Aires and Washington, and Permanent Mission in Geneva. He served as an Alternate Representative of Brazil to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva (1979-1968). He was Ambassador to Nicaragua (1986-91), Canada (1993-96),China (1996-99) and Vienna, concurrent with Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia (1999-2002).  He has been a member of Brazilian Delegations to several sessions of the United Nations General Assembly (First Committee) and United Nations Disarmament Commission from 1968 through 2004. He served as Governor for Brazil at the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 1999-2002 and Chairman of the Board of Governors of IAEA, 1999. He was President of the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), New York, 2005 and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations, New York (2007-2012). He served at the Ministry for External Relations (Rio de Janeiro and Brasília) and served as Head of the Communications Division (1968-70), Head of Personnel Department (1974-79), Secretary General for Accounting Control and Inspector General (1991) and Executive Secretary-General (1991-93). 

The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture is sponsored by the Luis and Linda Nieves Foundation.


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