Ciro Leal is a student of the 2023-2024 LL.M. in National and Global Health Law. He is originally from Brazil.

Leal is interested in the intersections between health, trade, and investment law and policy. He is also interested in digital health and noncommunicable diseases, along with their risk factors.

Leal has served as a diplomat for over 19 years. He currently heads the Pan American Health Organization’s desk at the Mission of Brazil to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. His previous assignments included the World Health Organization, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, litigation at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement system, and electoral observation and cooperation.

Leal received an LL.B. from University of São Paulo in Brazil and a Masters of Diplomacy from Instituto Rio Branco in Brazil. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in International and European Law at Maastricht University, Netherlands.

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