An evening with the Ambassador of Brazil to the U.S., Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr.

  • 09 Feb 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Private Venue, Phoenix

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An evening with the Ambassador of Brazil to the U.S., 

Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr.

The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations would like to welcome you to join us for a special evening with Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr. of Brazil. Brazil is the largest economy in South America and one of the largest in the world. Ambassador Forster Jr. will share his insights on U.S./Brazil relations and how we can strengthen as economic partners. The discussion will be moderated by Glen Goodman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Brazilian Studies at Arizona State University.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

6:00 pm Reception  |   7:00 pm Dinner & Program

Private Venue, Phoenix

You will receive the venue address upon registration.

Complimentary valet will be provided.

Dinner program is by invitation only.

This event is only open to PCFR annual sponsors and program sponsors.

For sponsorship information please, reach out to tina@pcfraz.org.


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About Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr.

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1963, Ambassador Forster graduated from the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy (Instituto Rio Branco) in 1986. As a diplomat, he served in Canada, Costa Rica, and the United States, where he was posted three times to the Embassy in Washington, as well as to the Brazilian consulates in Hartford (CT) and New York (NY). His diplomatic experience covers areas such as trade negotiations, intellectual property, financial policy, political affairs, international law, consular affairs, administration, and information technology.

After starting his career in consular affairs, Forster was posted twice to the Office of the President of Brazil (1990-92 and 2002), having also served as chief of staff at the Office of the Attorney General. Most recently, he headed the Foreign Ministry’s Information Technology Division. Ambassador Forster has led numerous Brazilian delegations to regional and multilateral meetings.

In 2006, Nestor Forster successfully concluded his high studies dissertation on “Development Finance” at the Rio Branco diplomatic academy. He also co- authored the Official Style Guide of Brazil’s federal administration, in use for almost 30 years, and participated in the first institutionalized Brazilian presidential transition team in 2002, which resulted in the book “Transition and Democracy: institutionalizing the transferring of power.” He has also appeared as guest speaker at Columbia University, Toronto University, University of Alberta, Université Laval à Montreal, and Instituto Rio Branco.

Ambassador Forster was the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Brazil in Washington from June 2019 to October 2020. He is the Ambassador of Brazil to the United States of America since October 2020.

Nestor Forster is married to Maria Theresa Diniz Forster. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.


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Moderator

Glen Goodman

Glen Goodman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Brazilian Studies at Arizona State University and leads Latin America initiatives for ASU's office of International Development. He is a three-time Fulbright scholar to Brazil and a former visiting professor at both the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. His historical research focuses on the relationship between migration and ethnic identities in Brazil, with a particular focus on the hundreds of thousands of German-speaking migrants who came to Brazil beginning in the early 19th century and their millions of descendants who form an important part of Brazil's vibrantly diverse culture to this day. At ASU he teaches a broad range of courses on Brazilian history and culture, as well as Portuguese language. He holds a PhD in Brazilian History from Emory University as well as degrees from Oxford and Georgetown Universities.

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