CEBRI's 25-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.
CEBRI's founding members include nationally and internationally renowned figures such as Luiz Felipe Lampreia, 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.
"The creation of CEBRI was inspired by the joint development of wealth, peace among nations through diplomatic strengthening, favoring commercial, scientific and technological operations between countries." - Daniel Klabin, Founding member of CEBRI.