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"Patriotism, Cosmopolitanism and Democracy"

in association with:
 The International Forum for Democratic Studies [Washington D.C.]; Europaeum [Oxford]; Jagiellonian University [Kraków], NATO [Brussels], Pázmany Péter Catholic University [Budapest], Real Instituto Elcano [Madrid],  Royal Institute of Philosophy [London]; The Abigail Adams Institute [Boston]; The Catholic University of Mozambique, Universidad Francisco Marroquin [Guatemala], EPD - European Partnership for Democracy [Brussels]; IRI - International Republican Institute [Brussels]; Forum 2000 Foundation [Prague]

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Alexis de Tocqueville Annual Lecture and Diplomas Ceremony

The Annual Alexis de Tocqueville Lecture 2018 took place on March 8. Professor Aníbal Cavaco Silva, gave us the honnour of delivering the lecture on "Portugal e o Aprofundamento da União Europeia".


The Cabinet of Sacramento - Office of the former President of the Republic Aníbal Cavaco Silva »    

 Professor Aníbal Cavaco Silva's Presentation by Prof. João Carlos Espada» 

Prof. João Carlos Espada's Openning Adress» 

 "Cavaco Silva na Universidade Católica", by João Carlos Espada in Observador, March 12, 2018

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Workshop LIAB

April 18 | 6.30-8.00 pm
Workshop LIAB - Linha de Investigação em Assuntos Brasileiros
Prof. João Pereira Coutinho 

Room Winston Churchill (IEP - 2nd floor - Library Building)

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Adérito Sedas Nunes
sobre a Sociedade Portuguesa
from Feb. 14 to  May 16, 2018

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Nova Cidadania 64 on sale from March, 8
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April, 19

Cimeira das Democracias IEP 2018 | Open Day

"Liberdade de Expressão Hoje", José Manuel Fernandes   

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NEW Edition | Programa Avançado em Estudos do Mar, 4th Edition

  Applications until April 20th

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International Seminars | Academic Year 2017/18 

“War, Insurgency, And Terrorism In The Twenty-First Century: Concepts, Dilemmas, And Policies”

 Amichai Magen,  The Interdisciplinary, Center, Idc, Herzliya

20th April - 6.30pm-8pm (Room 421)  
21st April – 10.15am-11.45am and 12pm-1.30pm (Messe da Marinha Cascais)
Information: posgrad.iep@iep.lisboa.ucp.pt 

International Seminars 2017/2018 1st Semester


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04May, 1p.m.

"Portugal, the European Union and the United Nations"

Ambassador Álvaro Mendonça e Moura
Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal | Former Portuguese Representative to the United Nations

Host: José Manuel Durão Barroso

An iniciative IEP -Centre for European Studies

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It happened "A evolução da família portuguesa"
by Manuel Braga da Cruz
within the  Seminário Adérito Sedas Nunes
sobre a Sociedade Portuguesa   

April 11 - 6.30-8.00pm

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It happened Workshop CIEP

April 11, 5.00 to 6.20 pm 

"O Quadro Base da Segurança Global: da mesa de bilhar de Raymond Aron, ao tabuleiro inferior de xadrez de Joseph Nye", General António Fontes Ramos

Venue: Room Timor (1st Floor, Library Building)      

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It happened "A Guerra em Angola e a Operação Savanah (1975-1976)"
by Prof. General Miguel Júnior, Forças Armadas Angolanas

within the curricular unit War Studies, Prof. Francisco Proença Garcia

April 11 - 8.30-10.00 am

Auditórium 2 (FCH Building)

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Programa Avançado em Gestão de Crises

April-June| Wednesday - Thursday | 6.30-10.00 pm

  It happened Oppening Conference "A Ordem Internacional e a Governação Mundial",
Jaime Gama

5 April - 6.30

Information joana.ramos@iep.lisboa.ucp.pt

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11th IEP/UCP Brussels Seminar
"Policy Making at EU level"
in association with the European Parliament and EUROPAEUM

It happened March 19-21

Preliminar Programme here

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It happened International Seminars | Academic Year 2017/18 

“Liberal Government in Diverse Societies”

Lord Raymond Plant,
 King's College London and House of Lords, London

March 17 – Room 421 (Library Building – 2nd Floor, UCP)

More information: posgrad.iep@iep.lisboa.ucp.pt 

International Seminars 2017/2018 1st Semester


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It happened "O Estado Providência em Portugal" by Miguel Gouveia
within the Adérito Sedas Nunes
sobre a Sociedade Portuguesa Seminar 

March 14 - 6.30-8.00

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It happened Lecture
"A continuada relevância do pensamento monetário de James Buchanan", Prof. Leonidas Zelmanovitz,
Senior Felow Liberty Fund Indianapolis, USA

March 01 - 1pm-2pm

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It happened "O envelhecimento da sociedade portuguesa" by Manuel Villaverde Cabral
within the Seminar Adérito Sedas Nunes
sobre a Sociedade Portuguesa   

February, 28 - 6.30-8.00 pm

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It happened Book Debate
"Resultados e Mérito: um estudo sobre a ordem espontânea em Friedrich Hayek", Prof. Orlando Samões 
February 21 - 5pm-8.20pm

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It happened | December 16  - 1.30pm 

"Os 80 anos da Revista de Marinha"
Admiral Alexandre da Fonseca

Palácio Seixas, Messe da Marinha, Cascais

The Revista de Marinha published in November / December its thousandth edition! Read more»
Pictures available here»
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Infante D. Henrique Seminars 2017/18
1st semester
Messe da Marinha, Palácio Seixas, Cascais


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  Launch of the Coalition for Democratic Renewal
Prague, October 10th, 2017

- Forum 2000, Conference in Prague – October 10th, 2017 -
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"The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty - a view from Europe",
João Carlos Espada

New Review available " What Popper Saw in Churchill" by Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair, Assumption College, Worcester, MA, in The University of Bookman, Feb.18, 2018

February 6, 2018

Book Presentation: The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty: A View from Europe | St Antony's College, University of Oxford
João Carlos Espada's presentation»

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It happened | 3rd Annual Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture and Dinner
November 9 | 6.30pm
Palácio da Cidadela, Cascais

[Pictures available here 

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IEP Alumni Club

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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

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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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 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)

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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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