João Carlos Espada

Visiting Full Professor
João Carlos Espada is professor of Political Studies and director of the Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal. He earned his D.Phil from the University of Oxford and taught at Brown, Stanford and Georgetown Universities in the US. He is editor of the quarterly journal Nova Cidadania and president of the Portuguese section of the International Churchill Society. He has co-founded and is a member of the Board of the European Partnership for Democracy, as well as of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Democracy and of the executive committee of the Michael Oakeshott Association. He writes a weekly column for the Portuguese newspaper Expresso. Since March 2006, he has been political adviser to the President of the Portuguese Republic, Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, having held a similar position during the first presidential term of Mr. Mário Soares (1986-91).