CEBRI's 24-year history is intimately linked to the development of Brazilian diplomacy and foreign policy. A group of ambassadors, intellectuals and businessmen who sought to strengthen Brazil's international engagement, disseminate knowledge and influence public policymaking toward national development created CEBRI--the country's only think tank dedicated to advancing the global agenda.
Envisioned by Ambassador Luiz Felipe Lampreia, CEBRI's founding members include nationally and internationally renowned figures such as Celso Lafer, Walther Moreira Salles, Eliezer Batista da Silva, Sebastião do Rego Barros Netto, Luciano Martins de Almeida, Carlos Mariani Bittencourt, Daniel Klabin, Gelson Fonseca Jr, João Clemente Baena Soares, Luiz Olavo Baptista, Maria do Carmo Nabuco de Almeida Braga, Marcus Vinicius Pratini de Moraes, and Roberto Teixeira da Costa.
CEBRI stands out for its intellectual patrimony and the size of its Board of Trustees. Its board members include those who have built and continue to build Brazil's history and are essential players in several areas of expertise in the public and private sectors, academia, and civil society. Their histories unite at CEBRI in the commitment to promoting Brazil's international engagement.