Full Name
Job Title
Speaker Bio
National positions
- Member, Council of State, Advisory Body to the President of the Republic of TIMORLeste (2012-)
- Member, National Council on Maritime Boundary Delimitation (2016 - )
- President of the Republic (2007 - 2012)
- Prime Minister, Minister of Defence (2006-2007)
- Senior Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2002-2006)
- Cabinet Member, United Nations Transition y for East Timor - UNTAET (2000-2002)
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Information, in the first Govt proclaimed in December 1975
following Timor-Leste's Unilateral Declaration of Independence, International
Spokesperson of the Resistance (1975-1999)
International positions, past, current
- President, World Movement for Democracy, HQ Washington, elected July 2020;
- Chair, Scientific Council, of the think-tank TIGER – Transformation, Integration and
Globalization Economic Research (www.tiger.edu.pl), Kozminski University, Warsaw,
Poland, January (2021-2030);
- Board Member, World Leadership Alliance, Madrid (2012 - );
- Member, Global Leadership Foundation, London, UK.
- Member, High Level Board on Mediation, with UN Secretary-General (2017-2019);
- External Advisor to the President of the UN General Assembly, (2017-2018);
- Commissioner, Global Commission on Drug Policy, Geneva, (2017 - ).
- Chair, High Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations, appointed by the UN
Secretary-General (November 2014 - 2015), UNHQ, NY;
- Co-Chair, Independent Commission on Multilateralism, (2014-2016), International
Peace Institute, NY;
- Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Integrated
Peace Building Mission in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) (Jan 2013- June 2014)
- Member Honorary Advisory Council of the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard
University, 2012 - ;
- Diploma, Executive Program, Leaders in Development, John F. Kennedy School ofGovernment, Harvard University (1998);
- Senior Associate Member, International Relations, St. Antony's College, University of
Oxford (1987);
- Master of Arts in Peace Studies, Antioch University, Ohio, USA (1984);
- Advanced Diploma, Public Relations, Centro Internacional de Marketing (1970-1974);
- Completed courses in Public International Law in The Hague Academy of International
Law, and in International Human Rights Law in The International Institute of Human
Rights, Strasbourg (1983);
- Doctor Honoris Causa from Universities in Australia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, The
Philipinnes, Brazil, Portugal, USA;
- Founding President, Diplomacy and Human Rights Program, Law Faculty, University of
New South Wales, Sydney, since 1990;
- Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney, since 1996;
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Victoria University, Melbourne, since 2007;
- Visiting Professor Ewa Women International University, Seoul, 2007-2012.
Membership in Major Int'l Organisations
Tetum, Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Major awards
- Nobel Peace Prize (1996)
- Companion of the Order of Australia (2015)
- Ordem de Timor-Leste (2012)
- Ordem Dom Boaventura (2006)
- Ordem De Liberdade, Portugal, (1998)
- Ordem Dom Infante, Portugal (2011)
- Orders from Brazil, Cuba, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde
Books and other writings
- Words Of Hope, Speeches, Essays, Longueville Media, Sydney (2018)
- Where the Sun on Rising Sees First, co-authored with Raquel Belli, LIDEL, Lisbon
- The Lost World of Timor-Leste, LIDEL Lisbon (2017), with Patricia Vickers-Rich, and
Peter Tussler;
- FUNU: The Unfinished Saga of East Timor, Red Sea Press, Trenton, NJ, USA, 1987;
- Timor-Leste: Amanha em Dili, Dom Quixote, Lisbon, 1994;
- A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq, Thomas Cushman (Editor)with Christopher Hitchens, José Ramos-Horta and others. (2005) University of California
Written on international affairs for the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Wall
Street Journal, Wall Street International Magazine, Huffington Post, The Daily Beast,
Newsweek, The Hill, etc