IEP NEWSLETTER | February 2019





alexis de tocqueville Annual lecture

"Does the Liberal International Order have a Future?", Charles Powell, Director, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid

Cardeal Medeiros Auditorium, 21 February, 6.00pm






07, 13 and 28 February | European Studies Seminar

"Reshaping World Powers", Jaime Gama, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Speaker of the Portuguese Parliament

7 February – Room 422  (BUJPII Building, 2nd Floor) | 6.30pm - 8pm

13 February –  Room 427  (BUJPII Building, 2nd Floor) | 6.30pm - 8pm

28 February – Room Prince Henry, the Navigator (BUJPII Building, 2nd Floor) | 6.30pm - 8pm

14, 15 and 16 February | European Studies Seminar

"The European Union and International Relations", José Manuel Durão Barroso, Former Prime Minister, Former President of the European Commission, Director of the Centre for European Studies (IEP-UCP)

14 February – Room 422  (BUJPII Building, 2nd Floor) | 6.30pm - 10pm

15 February – Exhibitions Room   (BUJPII Building, 2nd Floor) | 6.30pm - 10pm

16 February – Room Prince Henry, the Navigator (BUJPII Building, 2nd Floor) | 10am - 1.30pm

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15 February | CIEP Seminar

Arrow Workshop Series in association with CUBE-CLSBE

"Adam Smith and Leadership", Prof. Eric Schliesser, University of Amesterdam
Discussants: Isabel Horta Correia (CLSBE) and Orlando Samões (IEP)

Date: 15 February
Time: 4.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Room Prince Henry, the Navigator (BUJPII Building, 2nd Floor)


21 February | Alexis de Tocqueville Annual Lecture

"Does the Liberal International Order have a Future?", Charles Powell, Director, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid

Date: 21 February
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Cardeal Medeiros Auditorium (BUJPII Building, First Floor)


academic calendar

03 February

UCP National Day

04  February

Beginning of classes of the first period of Spring Semester

05 February

Beginning of classes of the Advanced Programme in Diplomacy

21 February

Academic Diplomas Award Ceremony

It happened last january

26 November to 18 January

Applications open for the Academic Year 2018/2019, 2nd semester | 2nd and 3rd cycles

Classes will begin on February 4 at 6.30pm.


Until 28 January

Application open for the Advanced Programme in Diplomacy

Classes will begin on February 5 at 6.30pm.



30 January | The Institute for Political Studies hereby congratulates and commends...

The Institute for Political Studies hereby congratulates and commends Elena Brockdorff, MA on defending her MA Degree (Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies) dissertation on the theme: "Not Soft or Hard but Sharp Power - Analysis of a new term describing authoritarian influence in democracies, based on the example of China", at the Viva Voce held on January 30. The candidate was unanimously approved with the final classification of Summa Cum Laude.

Jury: Prof. José Tomaz Castello Branco; Prof. Jorge Santos Alves; Prof. Mónica Dias


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!


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: 

  • Allen, Peter, The Political Class: Why it Matters who our Politicians Are, Oxford University Press, 2018
  • Blix, Martex, Digitalization, Immigration and the Welfare State, Edward Elgar Pub, 2017
  • Bremmer, Ian, Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism, Portfolio, 2018
  • Browne, Anthony, The Retreat of Reason: Political Correctness and the Corruption of Public Debate in Modern Britain, Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society, 2006
  • Burk, Kathleen, The Lion and the Eagle: The Interaction of the British and American Empires 1783–1972, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2009
  • Fitzpatrick, Martin, The Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
  • Fumaroli, Marc, The Republic of Letters, Yale University Press, 2018
  • Goeschel, Christian, Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance, Yale University Press, 2018
  • Ignatieff, Michael and Rochs, Stefan, eds., Rethinking Open Society: New adversaries and new opportunities, Central European University Press, 2018
  • Kahan, Alan, Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism, Routledge, 2018
  • Kaufmann, Eric, Whiteshift: Immigration, Populism and the Future of White Majorities, Abrams Press, 2019
  • Leebaert, Derek, The World After the War: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1945-1957, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
  • Mearsheimer, John J., The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities, Yale University Press, 2018
  • Rezola, Maria Inácia, 25 de Abril. Mitos de uma Revolução, Esfera dos Livros, 2007
  • Schake, Kori, Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony, Harvard University Press, 2017
  • Singer, P.W. e Emerson T. Brooking, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018


During the past month, the following book was offered to IEP Library:

  • Branco, Carlos; Sousa, Ricardo; Carvalho de Oliveira Gilberto (Coord.), Incursões na teoria da resolução de conflitos, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa e Observare, 2017 | Offered  by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa 
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Diplomatic Bluebook 2018, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, 2018 | Offered by the Japanese Embassy in Portugal
  • Moita, Luís and Valença Pinto, Luís (Coord.), Espaços económicos e espaços de segurança, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa e Observare, 2017 | Offered by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa 
  • Moreira, Adriano e Pinto Ramalho (Coord.), Estratégia Vol. XXV - 2016, Instituto Português da Conjuntura Estratégica, 2016 | Offered by Prof. Francisco Proença Garcia
  • Moreira, Adriano and Pinto Ramalho (Coord.), Estratégia Vol. XXV - 2017, Instituto Português da Conjuntura Estratégica, 2017 |Offered by Francisco Proença Garcia
  • Pontifex, John, Relatório 2018 - Liberdade Religiosa no Mundo, Fundação AIS/ACN Portugal, 2018 | Offered by Fundação AIS/ACN Portugal
  • Rodrigues, Luís Nuno (Coord.), Franklin Roosevelt e os Açores nas duas guerras mundiais, Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, 2018 | Offered by Prof. Raquel Duque
  • Sobral, José Manuel, Análise Social, 228, LIII (3º), 2018, Revista do Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, 2018 | Offered by Prof. Manuel Braga da Cruz