Estoril Political Forum 2020 - Online Edition

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 18:51

The 28th Edition of the Estoril Political Forum has taken place on October 19-22, 2020 – this edition was held in an entirely online format. 

This edition of the Estoril Political Forum counted with the presence and intervention of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and of José Manuel Durão Barroso, former President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Portugal; HE the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Lisbon, Christopher Sainty; HE the Ambassador of France in Lisbon, Florence Mangin; HE the Ambassador of Portugal in Prague, Luís de Almeida Sampaio; HE the Ambassador of Italy in Lisbon, Carlo Formosa; HE the Ambassador of Spain in Lisbon, Marta Betanzos Roig; HE the Ambassador of Germany in Lisbon, Martin Ney; and HE the President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque.

Carl Gershman, President and founder of the National Endowment for Democracy, based in Washington DC, Lord Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher and former editor of The Spectator, The Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph,  and Wilhelm Hofmeister, Director for Spain and Portugal of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, also gave us the pleasure and privilege of their participation.

The event was also attended by 113 distinguished speakers - 46 national and 67 international.

In this atypical year, we registered 720 registrationsThank you for your presence!

 

Please click here to review the entire edition of Estoril Political Forum 2020.
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Please click here to see the Estoril Political Forum presentation video.
Please click here to see the Lisbon Swingers video.

 

Papers: 

Opening Session

Session's video

Opening Address by João Carlos Espada

The EU, the Atlantic Alliance and Liberal Democracy

"The EU, the Atlantic Alliance and Liberal Democracy" by Carl Gershman

The Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture: Is it Tomorrow Yet? Reflections on the role of the pandemic in Europe​

Session's video 

"France and European sovereignty" by Catherine Marshall 

"The Dahrendorf Memorial Lecture: Is it Tomorrow Yet? Reflections on the role of the pandemic in Europe" by Marc Plattner

Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture: Difficulties Mastered Are Opportunities Won: The UK, Portugal and Europe in 2020 and Beyond​

Session's video

Opening Address by João Carlos Espada

"Difficulties Mastered Are Opportunities Won: The UK, Portugal and Europe in 2020 and Beyond" by HE Christopher Sainty 

"Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture" by James Muller

A Tribute to Gertrude Himmelfarb​ (1922-2019)

Session's video

"Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019): A personal tribute" by João Carlos Espada

"A Tribute to Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019)" by Marc Plattner

China and the West​

"China and the West" by Luísa Leal de Faria

George Washington Memorial Debate: America at a Crossroads – What Path Forward?​

Session's video

Welcome Address by António Neto da Silva 

Threats from Russia and China: rebuilding the Atlantic Alliance​

Session's video

"Threats from Russia and China: rebuilding the Atlantic Alliance" by Dóra Gyorffy

Edmund Burke and the Limits of Toleration

Session's video

"Edmund Burke’s Narrow Line between Toleration and Slavery" by Ian Crowe

"Burke's Elitist View of Political Representation" by Ivone Moreira

Brazil and Latin America: The Challenges Ahead

Session's video

"Almost – a short story of Brazil" by Ricardo Sondermann

Adolfo Suarez Memorial Debate: Iberoamerican Perceptions of the Future World Order

Session's video

"Iberoamerican Perceptions of the Future World Order" by Carlos Malamud

"Iberoamerican Perceptions of the Future World Order" by Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

"The Spanish Democracy in a Time of Pandemic" by Angel Rivero 

Closing Session

Session's video

"Presentation ASBAL Scholarship for IEP-UCP Students​" by Constantin Roth

Closing Address by João Carlos Espada

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