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Reopening: August 29th
    We wish you all a nice holiday!



Infante D. Henrique Seminars 2017/18
1st semester
Messe da Marinha, Palácio Seixas, Cascais


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Autumn Semester


September, 9th | October, 14th | November, 9th | December, 16th


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 Academic Year 2017/18 
International Seminars 

International Seminars 2017/2018 1st Semester

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Applications are open
1st phase: May 2 to July 7 | 2nd phase:  July 10 to September 1 2017
For more information:  
Applications Political Science and International Relations:
MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies
Double Degrees |
Jaggielonian University | Pazmány Peter University
International partnership with University of Oxford

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SAVE THE DATE | November, 9th

III Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture and Dinner

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26-28 June - Estoril Palace Hotel

In association with: 
  The International Forum for Democratic Studies
[Washington D.C.];
Europaeum [Oxford]; Jagiellonian University [Kraków], NATO
Pázmany Péter Catholic University [Budapest], Real Instituto Elcano
Royal Institute of Philosophy [London]; The Abigail Adams Institute
The Catholicc University of Mozambique

Programme»  | Papers |Photos here

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Nova Cidadania 62 on sale!  
Subscribe and get the magazine comfortably in your home!

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Applications: September, 14th 

A joint initiative of UCP - Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Catholic School of Business and Economics, Institute for Political Studies and Faculty of Law) and FCUL - Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon

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IEP Alumni Club

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  It happened | Open Class "BREXIT: The Diplomatic Challenges "
HE Kirsty Hayes, British Ambassador in Portugal

June 7| 6.30 p.m. | Exhibition Room - BJPII Building

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Research Workshop
"Three Revolutions of the Modern Era (1688, 1776, 1789):
A comparative analysis".
Coordination: Profs. João Carlos Espada, Carlos Marques de Almeida and Orlando Samões

Presentation and discussion of essays - dates to be announced
1 p.m -  Winston Churchill Room - IEP

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Open Day IEP - Democracy Summit 2017
It Happened | May, 4th

For further information: openday@iep.lisboa.ucp.pt  e see»
Photo Gallery»


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New Advanced Diplomacy Program 2017

Training for diplomatic career, economic diplomacy and international organizations

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It happened | 27 March, 1p.m.

"Globalization and De-globalization: Europe's Position on New
  North American Leadership "

Dr. Paulo Portas
Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal (2013-2015) | Minister of State and Foreign Affairs (2011-2013) | Minister of State and National Defense (2002-2004)

Host: José Manuel Durão Barroso

An iniciative IEP -Centre for European Studies


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It happened | March, 29
Field Trip to NATO

Ba in Political Science and International Relations 

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"The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty - a view from Europe",
João Carlos Espada

 New Review Available by Mark Blitz, in The Weekly Standard, Mar.2017

Review  by James H. Nichols, in Journal of Democracy, Jan. 2017

Review by James Bernard Murphy, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover , NH, USA

Book debate at International Forum for Democratic Studies, 
Washington, DC:
Invitation, Introduction by Marc Plattner, Editor of the Journal of Democracy and João Carlos Espada's presentation

Book presentation at Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC


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It Happened | 27 April Visit of His Excellency,  The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, during the official visit to Portugal and Exhibition Opening "Samarytaniez Markowej. The Good Samaritans of Markowa"

The exhibition will remain on display until May 5 on the 2nd floor of the JPII Library Building.

In association with the Embassy of Poland in Lisbon.

Please see the Photos
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 IEP Director awarded Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit by the Republic of Poland

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IEP has two new dual degree programs associated with the MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies

New! Double Degree IEP-UCP with Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Budapest)

New! Double Degree IEP-UCP with Jagiellonian University (Krakow)

Fore more information see» 

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IEP-UCP Strategic Council 

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 Institute for Political Studies Employability rates  

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IEP Mentoring Program  
The Mentoring Program is an innovative human development project for IEP undergraduate and master’s degree programs with a central feature of ongoing contact between a current student (mentoree) and a former student (mentor).

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