The San Diego World Affairs Council presents the
Distinguished Speaker Series
Ambassador Todd Chapman
Former US Ambassador to Brazil (2020-2021) Former US Ambassador to Ecuador (2016-2019) Served in Afghanistan, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mozambique, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan Senior Advisor: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
"Is Democracy at Stake? Brazil's Electoral Battles"
INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO CAMPUS
10111 N TORREY PINES ROAD, LA JOLLA, CA 92037
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
FREE FOR MEMBERS | $10 FOR NONMEMBERS
Ambassador Todd Chapman (ret.) served as a career diplomat for over 30 years, most recently as U.S. Ambassador to Brazil where he advanced a broad economic, security, and environmental agenda at the sixth-largest U.S. Embassy in the world. He was the first U.S. Ambassador to be decorated with the Order of the Southern Cross, Brazil’s highest civilian honor given to foreigners. Previously, Todd served as U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, Charge d’Affaires in Maputo, Mozambique, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, and at U.S. Embassies in Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Nigeria.
Todd received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award in 2022 and was admitted into the American Academy of Diplomacy. Todd is the recipient of several State Department Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and is one of only two U.S. Ambassadors ever to receive the Mission Integration Award from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Todd serves on the Advisory Boards of several companies in the U.S. and Brazil focused on the financial, technology, and environmental sectors. He is on the Advisory Board of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University and a non-resident fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Todd worked as a commercial banker in New York and Saudi Arabia. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. He and his wife Janetta have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter and they all reside in Denver, Colorado.
The Institute of the Americas Complex is composed of three Spanish colonial style buildings located on the grounds of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus and is NOT visible from Torrey Pines Rd. Please be sure to allow 15 minutes to locate parking and walk to the complex. From Torrey Pines Road, enter UCSD campus via Pangea Drive and park in the Pangea Parking Structure. To walk to the Institute, from Pangea Drive, walk uphill (east) on Thurgood Marshall Lane for one block, turn left onto International Lane. The Institute's complex is located where International Lane ends.
Parking on campus requires either a UCSD-issued parking permit or short-term permit that can be purchased at self-service machines located in the front and back (right-hand side) of the Pangea Parking structure (street-level) and roof level at the corner of Pangea Drive and Scholars Drive. Note that the booths are always unmanned.