IEP NEWSLETTER | November 2018



Academic year 2018/2019 | 1st semester 


November 8

Book Debate: "Gorbachev. His life and Time", William Chase Taubman
(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, in 2004)
Within the courses Contemporary International Politics, Prof. Mónica Dias; Teoria das Relações Internacionais, Prof. Lívia Franco

In partnership with Saída de Emergência - livros para fugir da rotina

Date: November 8, 6.30pm

Venue: Exhibitions Room (Second floor, BUJPII Building)     


November 14

MA in Political Science and International Relations Viva Voce: "O Sistema Político e a Nova Governação da União Europeia", Miguel Vaz Freire, BA

Jury: Prof. Francisco Proença Garcia, Prof. Sónia Ribeiro, Prof. Nuno Sampaio

Date: November 14 | 2pm

Venue: Room Sociedade Científica (First floor, BUJPII Building) 


November 28                       

IEP-UCP Career Day

Draft Programme



November, 1

National Holiday

November, 5

Beginning of classes of the first period of Fall Semester

November, 28

Career Day


October 12 and 13       

International Seminars: "War and Peace", Prof. Anthony O'Hear, Director Royal Institute of Philosophy; Editor, Philosophy, London
1) Thucydides' Mellian Dialogue, and a Darwinian Perspective
2) The Iliad, Poem of Might: Reflections on Homer and Simone Weil
3) The Open Society; a Popperian Utopia? and the Paradox of Tolerance

October 16 | The Institute for Political Studies hereby congratulates and commends...

The Institute for Political Studies hereby congratulates and commends António Filipe Coelho Pratas Cruz, MA, on defending his MA Degree (Political Science and International Relations) dissertation on the theme "Política de Asilo da União Europeia e a sua Evolução motivada pela Crise Migratória", at the Viva Voce held on October 16. The candidate was unanimously approved with the final classification of Feliciter.

Jury: Prof. Sónia RibeiroProf. Mónica Dias, Prof. Teresa Moraes

October 17 | Conference: "1918-2018 Czech and Slovak Common Century"

The conference "1918 - 2018: Czech and Slovak Common Century", which occurred last October 17th, was organized in partnership with the Embassies of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic in Portugal. We have been honoured with the participation of HE Oldřich Hlaváček, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Portugal, and HE Petr Šelepa, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Portugal, as well as two guest-speakers from both countries. 

The Ambassadors from Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Sweden and Ukraine also honoured us with their presence.

The Photo Gallery is available here

Info about the event at the Czech Republic Embassy website here

Programme of the event here


October 24 | CIEP Seminar

"Os conflitos das «Zonas Cinzentas» e a «Guerra Ambígua»", Admiral António Rebelo Duarte


The main objective of the IEP Alumni Club is to create lasting relationships by supporting the insertion in the job market, mentoring, collaboration among alumni, and through the organization of academic, cultural, social and recreational activities. It is our belief that this will contribute to the recognition of the IEP as an institution of excellence and the quality of its students.

Read the President's full message here.

IEP Alumni Weekend - "Clássicos de Outono"

“Clássicos de Outono” is a programme entirely thought for IEP-UCP alumni. Functionning as a seminar, but not with the same formalities as an academic programme, the idea is to revisit the classics in a relaxed environment, in which the reading and conversation will be directed by Miguel Monjardino.

The programme will take place during the weekend from November 16 to November 18, at Convento da Arrábida. 

Registrations are limited to 16 Alumni.

More information



IEP-UCP is proud to let you know that Bernardo Ribeiro, IEP Alumnus 2017, finished his Master Programme in War Studies at King's College with Distinction.


New | "Palestra Anual Alexis de Tocqueville 1998-2018" (Alexis de Tocqueville Annual Lecture 1998-2018) Book

Essentially, the book brings together the Alexis de Tocqueville Annual Lectures, which began in 1998. These are formal ceremonies to award diplomas which are preceded by a lecture by a distinguished guest speaker and followed by a formal dinner.

The name Alexis de Tocqueville may not be widely known, but it was -and continues to be- a name that expresses with particular elegance and distinction the project dreamt by IEP-UCP: a project of university autonomy, of orderly and quiet defense of freedom, of refusal of what Tocqueville called a "sterile conflict between Old Regime and Revolution" or "perpetual oscillation between serfdom and abuse".

- Price: 29.90€ - 

On sale! Nova Cidadania Journal n.º 65: Summer 2018 

Subscribe and get the Journal at your door!

Also available in the following bookstores: 

Almedina, Livraria Jurídica, Férin, Papelaria do Alto (Estoril), Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Wook, Pingo Doce stores and directly from IEP-UCP!


Subscription form 


20-year IEP Booklet 


As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Institute for Political Studies of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, we are pleased to launch the "IEP-UCP 20-Year Booklet" which provides a retrospective of what we have come to do.

On sale at IEP: 5€ 





During the past month, IEP acquired for its library the following books: 

  • Beschloss, Michael, Presidents of War, Crown, 2018.
  • Eatwell, Roger; Goodwin, Matthew, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, Pelican Books, 2018.
  • Greenspan, Alan; Wooldriedge, Adrian, Capitalism in America: a History, Allen Lane, 2018.
  • Hardy, Henry, In Search of Isaiah Berlin – A Literary Adventure, I.B. Tauris, 2018.
  • Hazony, Yoram, The Virtue of Nationalism, Basic Books, 2018.
  • Murphy, Peter, Limited Government: The Public Sector in the Auto-Industrial Age, Routledge, 2018.
  • Prideaux, Sue, I am Dynamite: A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Faber, 2018.
  • Roberts, Andrews, Churchill, Allen Lane, 2018.
  • Robinson, John Martin, The Travellers Club: a Bicentennial History, Libanus Press, 2018.
  • Rosaye, Jean-Paul; Marshall, Catherine, L’idéalisme britannique / British Idealism - Philosophical Enquiries. Revue des philosophies anglophones, Hors-série n° 1, 2018.
  • Wooton, David, Power, Pleasure and Profit: Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison, Belknap, Harvard University Press, 2018.