FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Date:  November 16, 2001   

Contact:  Donna McCracken

Brazilian consul general to speak at UIS

Dr. Alexandre Addor-Neto, consul general of Brazil based in Chicago, will speak on “The Relationship Between the United States and Brazil and Brazil and the Fight Against International Terrorism” beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 29, in the conference center located on level one of the Public Affairs Center at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Addor-Neto is the second-highest-ranking Brazilian diplomat in the United States. He is the former ambassador to Angola and served on the faculty at the State University of Brazil.

The program will also feature a performance by renowned Brazilian singer/guitarist Paulinho Garcia and flutist Julie Koidin. Both portions of the program are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Vibert White, UIS associate professor of African-American Studies, at (217) 206-7419.