The prime minister of Timor-Leste will speak Wednesday at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus. IU says Rui Maria de Araújo will "discuss the work of leading a young nation and working toward its goals for sustainability and self-reliance" as part of the IU School of Global and International Studies’ Distinguished Diplomat Speaker Series.
Araújo became prime minister in February 2015 after serving in various positions within the Timor-Leste government since 2001, including minister of health and deputy prime minister of social affairs. IU says Araújo was an active member of the resistance that fought for independence from Indonesia, which the country, also known as East Timor, gained in 2002.
The prime minister’s speech is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the IU Auditorium and will be introduced by IU President Michael McRobbie. The event is free and open to the public.