Visit by His Excellency Felipe Bulnes Ambassador of Chile to the United States
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mellon Board Room
Honorary Degree Presentation, followed by Q & A
Ambassador Felipe Bulnes was appointed Ambassador of Chile to the United States in April 2012.
Ambassador Bulnes most recently served as Chile’s minister of education (2011) and minister of justice (2010-11). He also previously served as a member of the Political Commission of the Renovación Nacional Party elected for three successive periods (2001-2010), and director of the Law and Justice Chapter of the Grupos Tantaucos organization, in charge of preparing the presidential program of then-candidate Sebastián Piñera (2008-10).
In addition, he is a top-ranked litigation lawyer who has worked for several well-known law firms in Chile, his latest position being senior partner with Bulnes, Pellegrini, and Urrutia (2006-10). Ambassador Bulnes also worked in academia, including as professor of civil law and professor of law and economics at the Catholic University of Chile and at the Adolfo Ibáñez University.
Ambassador Bulnes has been a member of various legal bodies, including the Board of the Chilean Bar Association (2001-05); the Arbitration Body of the National Arbitration Center and the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (2006 and 2009); the Consulting Board of the School of Government at the Adolfo Ibáñez University (2008-10); and the Antitrust Chapter of the Chilean Bar Association (2008-10).
He holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Chile and was the recipient of the Catholic University of Chile Scholarship in 1995, the same year he was awarded the Fulbright scholarship. From 1995 to 1996, he studied at Harvard Law School, where he obtained a master’s in laws. Born in Santiago in 1969, Ambassador Bulnes is married to Mónica Pellegrini and they have a son.
Event Contact InformationDr. Jean-Jacques Sene