Joaquim Barbosa Gomes, Brazilian Supreme Court

A Conversation

Thu, 11/06/2008
4:30 PM, 213 Aaron Burr Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

A Conversation with Joaquim Barbosa Gomes (Brazilian Supreme Court). With Edward Telles (Princeton University) and João Biehl (Princeton University). Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies and LAPA.

Joaquim Gomes Barbosa has been a minister of the Brazilian Supreme Court since 2003.  Justice Barbosa has been an active member of the Court and is best known for directing the Supreme Court hearings on the largest corruption case in the Brazilian government. He received a doctorate degree in Public Law from the Sorbonne and has been a visiting scholar at the UCLA and Columbia law schools.  He is also known as the first Afro-Brazilian to sit on that country’s Supreme Court in its nearly 180 year history.