IEP NEWSLETTER | December 2018






Applications open | Academic year 2018/2019, 2nd semestre | 2nd and 3rd cycles

From November 26 (Monday) to January 19 (Friday, until 5pm) 


Admission Exam – Janaury 18, 6.30pm

Interview – January 23, time to be scheduled

Enrolment - From January 28 to February 1

Beginning of classes - February 4

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December 7

PhD Dissertation Poject Viva Voce"Os desafios do multilateralismo liberal: a problemática entre os interesses e os valores (2000-2010)",  José Augusto Filho, MA

Jury: Prof. Francisca Saraiva; Prof. Francisco Proença Garcia 

Date: December 7, 3pm

Venue: Room Sir Winston Churchill (IEP-UCP, 2nd Floor, BUJPII Building) 



December 10 and 11 

Workshop / Conference “Processes of Peace and Democratization”
in partnership with: CIEP, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Hiroshima Peace Institute

Workshop and Open Class about “Processes of Peace and Democratization”, a subject that brings to UCP professores from USA, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, as well as representatives from the partners entities.

Date, Time e Venue:

December 10, from 9.15am to 6pm, Room Henry the Navigator (IEP-UCP, 2nd Floor, BUJPII Building)

December 11, from 11.30am to 1pm, Auditorium 1 (0 Floor, FCH Buidling)

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December 12

Christmas Tea at IEP-UCP

Date: December 12, 5pm

Venue: Room Henry the Navigator (IEP-UCP, 2nd Floor, BUJPII Building)

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December 13

MA Dissertation in Political Science and International Relations Viva Voce: "Crise de Refugiados na União Europeia - uma análise crítica (2011-2016)", Rita Lopes Malpique, BA

Jury: Prof. Francisco Proença Garcia; José Fernandes Fontes Castelo Branco, PhD; Prof. Mónica Dias

Date: December 13, 5.30pm

Venue: Room Prince Henry, The Navigator (IEP-UCP, 2nd Floor, BUJPII Building) 

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December 14 and 15

International Seminars: "Liberalism and its Critics", Prof. Catherine Marshall, Professeur Université de Cergy-Pontoise 

Dates: December 14, 6.30pm to 8pm

December 15, 10am to 1.30pm

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December 1

National Holiday

December 8

National Holiday

December 11 and 13

Enrolment for curricular modules of the Spring Term
Enrolment for senior exams (1st cycle)

December 13

Christmas Mass (12pm)

December 19

End of the second period of the Fall Semester

December 20 to January 2

Christmas Break



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

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November 14 | The Institute for Political Studies hereby congratulates and commends...

The Institute for Political Studies hereby congratulates and commends Miguel Vaz Freire, MA, on defending his MA Degree (Political Science and International Relations) dissertation on the theme "O Sistema Político e a Nova Governação da União Europeia", at the Viva Voce held on November 14. The candidate was unanimously approved with the final classification of Magna Cum Laude.

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

November 21

Conference:  "Privados e Estado: Quem deve fazer o quê?"

in partnership with Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos (Ministério da Economia); CIEP; CUBE; PWC; Editora Principia

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November 28

Career Day

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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 - "Autumn Classics"

A book, Antigone; fifteen people chatting aroung a table in two-hours sessions, led by the creator of these programmes, Miguel Monjardino; walks, the surrounding sea and the charm of the Arrábida Convent, where the Institute began. This was the first activity of IEP Alumni Club, exclusively for its members. In a weekend we returned to some of the best traditions of IEP: a civilized conversation between people and different ideas. The first edition of the Autumn Classics went so well that it will (maybe) come back in other seasons.

The programme took place at the Arrábida Convent from November 16 to 18. 




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 66: Autumn 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!


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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: 

  • Claeys, Gregory, Marx and Marxism, Pelican Books, 2018.
  • Collier, Paul, The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties, Allen Lane, 2018.
  • Goodwin, Mathew, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy, Pelican Books, 2018.
  • Cuthbertson, Guy, Peace at Last, Yale, 2018.
  • Herman, Arthur, 1917: Lenin, Wilson and the Birth of the New World Disorder, (paperback edition: 2018).
  • Hitchens, Peter, The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion, I.B. Taurius, 2018.
  • Kagan, Donald, The Peloponnesian War, Harper Collins, 2005.
  • Kenny, Anthony, Brief Encounters: Notes from a philosopher’s diary, SPCK, 2018.
  • Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind, Penguin, 2018.
  • Orwin, Clifford, The Humanity of Thucydides, Princeton University Press, 1994.
  • Packwood, Allen, How Churchill Waged War, Frontline Books, 2018.
  • Roberts, Jennifer, The Plague of War. Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece, OUP, 2017.
  • Spitz, Bob, Reagan: An American Journey, Penguin Books, 2018.
  • Thomas, Keith, In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England, YaleBooks, 2018.
  • Weale, Albert, The Will of the People: A Modern Myth, Polity, 2018. 
  • Zamoyski, Adam, Napoleon: A Life, Basic Books, 2018. 


During the past month, the following books were offered to IEP Library:

  • Carvalho, Patrícia, Ainda aqui estou, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, 2018. | Offered by Prof. Manuel Braga da Cruz
  • Duarte, Vice-Almirante REF António Carlos Rebelo, Políticas e Estratégias Marítimas da Europa e de Portugal, Edições Culturais da Marinha, Nº 48 - Abril - Junho de 2018. | Offered by Vice-Admiral Victor Cajarabille
  • Freire, João Augusto Castilho e a revolta da Marinha Brasileira em 1893-94: o conflito entre princípios humanitários, rigor militar, acção política e diplomacia, Academia de Marinha, 2018. | Offered by Prof. João Freire
  • Heilbroner, Robert, Os Filósofos deste mundo: As vidas, as épocas e as ideias dos grandes economistas, Princípia Editora, Lda., 2018. | Offered by Ricardo Pinheiro Alves 
  • Marques, Miguel, Centro de Decisão de Alcance Global em Contexto Marítimo, Edições Culturais da Marinha, Nº 49 - Julho - Setembro de 2018. | Offered by Vice-Admiral Victor Cajarabille
  • Mendes, Rita Canas, Viver da morte: a indústria funerária em Portugal, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, 2018. |  Offered by Vice-Admiral Victor Cajarabille
  • Monteiro, Nuno Sardinha, Vis per mare: breve análise das obras de alguns autores contemporâneos sobre poder no mar, Edições Culturais da Marinha, Nº 47 - Janeiro - Março de 2018. |  Offered by Vice-Admiral Victor Cajarabille
  • Pires, Iva, Desperdício Alimentar, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, 2018. |  Offered by Prof. Manuel Braga da Cruz
  • Raimundo, Filipa, Ditadura e Democracia: Legados da Memória, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, 2018. |  Offered by Prof. Manuel Braga da Cruz
  • Ribeiro, Almirante António Silva,  O Processo Estratégico na Marinha, Edições Culturais da Marinha, Nº 46 - Julho - Setembro de 2017. | Offered by Vice-Admiral Victor Cajarabille
  • Rodrigues, Teresa, Envelhecimento e Políticas de Saúde, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, 2018. |  Offered by Prof. Manuel Braga da Cruz
  • Scruton, Roger, Como ser um conservador, Guerra & Paz Editores, S.A., 2018. | Offered by Guerra & Paz, Editores, S.A.
  • Taubman, William, Gorbachev: a Biografia, Desassossego, 2018. | Offered by Desassossego
  • Terra, Domingos, S.J.,  A Fé Cristã no Espaço Público, Universidade Católica Editora, 2018. |  Offered by Prof. Manuel Braga da Cruz