U.S. Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs participates in debate at FGV
On February 28, FGV’s School of International Relations (RI) welcomed the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Kimberly Breier. She was received by the Dean of FGV in Sao Paulo, Professor Maria Tereza Leme Fleury, Professor Salem Nasser, from FGV’s Sao Paulo Law School (DIREITO SP), the Deputy Dean of FGV’s Sao Paulo School of Economics (EESP), Professor Lilian Furquim de Campos Andrade, the Deputy Dean of FGV RI, Professor Matias Spektor, and Professor Oliver Stuenkel, also from FGV RI.
A graduate in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, Breier has over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors and in academia. Between 2005 and 2006, Breier served at the White House, at the Office of the National Security Council for Western Hemisphere Affairs, primarily as director for Brazil and Southern Cone, and later as Director for Mexico and Canada.
The Secretary opened the conversation by talking about how she sees the future of U.S. relations with Latin America, commenting on foreign policy, trade and bilateral relations not only with Brazil, but also with other countries in the region.
The opening was followed by a few questions asked by attendants. The event was attended by FGV RI professors Eduardo Mello and Paula Vedoveli, as well as guests Fernanda Magnotta, Sérgio Fausto, Adam Schub, Shane Christensen, Stephen Stark, Tomas Guerrero, and Max Hamilton.