Distinguished Guest Speakers

2018 | Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Former President of the Portuguese Republic

  • Portugal e o Aprofundamento da União Europeia

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

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2017 |Prof. Anthony O'Hear, Director do Royal Institute of Philosophy e Editor de Philosophy, London

  • The Western Tradition of Liberty and its Classical-Christian Roots in the Great Books

Presentation of the speaker Prof. Anthony O'Hear 
Prof. Anthony O'Hear Speech
Welcome address from the IEP Diretor
Welcome address from the UCP Rector

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2016 | Sir Noel Malcolm, Professor, All Souls College, Universidade de Oxford

  • "Thomas Hobbes - Absolutist & Proto-Liberal" 

Presentation of the speaker Sir Noel Malcolm
Sir Noel Malcolm Speech

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2015 | Prof. Margaret Macmillan, Warden, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford 

  • "A Guerra que acabou com a Paz"

Opening address Prof. João Carlos Espada

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2014 | Prof. Marc Plattner, Vice-President for Research and Studies, National Endowment of Democracy; Co-Editor, Journal of Democracy | 

  • "The Era of Democratic Transitions" 

Intervenção de Abertura do Prof. Doutor João Carlos Espada

Opening address Prof. João Carlos Espada
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2013 | Prof. Doutor Manuel Braga da Cruz, Professor na Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e no Instituto de Estudos Políticos da Universidade Católica Portuguesa

  • "O Estado na Doutrina Social da Igreja"

Opening address Prof. João Carlos Espada

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2011 | Lord Raymond Plant of Highfied, King’s College London and House of Lords, London

  • "The Neo-Liberal State and the Rule of Law"

Opening address Prof. João Carlos Espada

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2009 | Professor Sir Anthony Kenny, former Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, is one of Britain's most distinguished academic figures. He has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Chairman of the Board of the British Library, and President of the British Academy.

  • "The Idea of a University"

Opening address Prof. João Carlos Espada

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2008 | Professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence e Director, James Madison, Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University

  • "Natural Law, God and Human Rights"

Opening address Prof. João Carlos Espada

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2006 | Timothy Garton Ash, Director, European Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

  • "Are you a European?"
     

2004 | Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's Official Biographer

  • "Sir Winston Churchill: A Life"
     

2003 | Christopher DeMuth, President, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

  • "Competition as a Principle of Good Governement"
     

2002 | George Weigel, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C., Biographer of Pope John Paul II

  • "Two Ideas of Freedom"
     

2001 | Michael Novak, George Frederik Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy and Public Choice, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

  • "Tocqueville and the American Founding: What does Faith add to Reason?"
     

 2000 | James Q. Wilson, Emeritus Professor, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

  • "On Character and Public Policy"
     

1999 | Alfred Stepan, Gladstone Professor of Government and Senior Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford

  • "Some Major Unsolved Problems in Modern Democratization: Theory and Practices"
     

1998 | Hugh Trevor-Roper, Regius Professor of History, University of Oxford

  • "The Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the English Tradition of Liberty under Law"