2008 – Habilitation (Agregação) in Social and Political Philosophy, NOVA University of Lisbon
Lecture: A soberania como vontade e como representação
1999 – PhD in Modern Philosophy, NOVA University of Lisbon
Thesis: Imaginação e poder na filosofia política de Espinosa.
Supervisor: Prof. Fernando Gil
1980 – 1982 – Master’s degree (course units of the study programme) in Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon.
1967 – 1972 – Bachelor´s degree in Philosophy, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.
2004 – Organisational Development Strategies, INA (National Institute for Public Administration)
1989 – Management IBM – International Business Marketing, PEDIP (Specific Program for the Development of Portuguese Industry)
1998 – Guest Professor at the Institute for Political Studies, Catholic University of Portugal
2016 – Full Professor at Lusófona, University of Humanities and Technologies
1982 – 2016 – Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon
2013 – 2016 – Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon
2013 – Member of the Faculty Recruitment Committee for the USP School of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences, São Paulo
2010 – 2015 – President of the Evaluation Committees for undergraduate and higher courses in Communication Sciences
2001 – 2006 – Member of the Evaluation Committee for the courses in Communication Sciences of the Polytechnic Institutes
2001 – 2005 – Author of the curriculum and scientific coordinator of the Advanced Training Program for journalists from the Portuguese speaking African states, funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, at Catholic University of Portugal
1999 and 2001 – Visiting Professor, University of São Paulo (USP), Department of Philosophy
1991– Visiting Professor, University of Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Philosophy
– Thesis supervisor in several academic institutions and member of numerous Thesis Defence Panels
– Guest Lecturer at several universities in Portugal and abroad, such as University of São Paulo (2008, 2013, 2017), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2017) École des Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication – CELSA, Sorbonne IV (2016), Università degli Studi di Bologna (2012), Federal Fluminense University (2010), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2003), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (1990).
Higher Civil Service Positions
2006-2016 – Consultant for Cultural Affairs to the President of the Portuguese Republic
2002-2005 – Director of the Portuguese National Library
1998-2002 – President of the Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO
1989-1995 – Member of the Board of the Portuguese Mint and National Print Office (INCM)
1979-1980 – Editorial Director of the Portuguese Broadcasting Network Radio (RDP)
Other relevant activities
2008 – Editor of the series Clássicos da Política, published by Círculo de Leitores
2002-2005 – Editor in chief of Leituras, Review of National Library
2002–2016 – Consultant to Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Education and Grants Division
2010–2013 -Member of the Committee for Scientific Prizes and Grants from House of Latin America/ Santander Totta
2003 – Coordinator of the International Conference on Direitos e responsabilidades na sociedade educativa, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
1998-2001 – Diário de Notícias’ Ombudsman
1996-1998 – Consultant to the Ministry of Education
1984 – Member of the committee for the Portuguese Association of Writers Prize for Novels
1983-1990 – Editor in Chief of PRELO, Review of INCM
1981–1986 – Founder and member of the first board of Portuguese Press Club
1980-1982 – Member of the board of the Association of European Journalists
1978-1979 – President (alternate) of the Portuguese Journalists Union
1974-1986 – Journalist, working for several newspapers: República, Jornal Novo, Diário de Notícias, Expresso
1968-1971 – Technician in Radio Sounding at the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics
PI of the project PTDC/FIL/68987/2006 – FCT : Global Justice and international terrorism (2007 – 2010)
Team member of the project POCTI/FIL/39453/2001: Dicionário de Filosofia Moral e Política, funded by FCT
PI of the seminar «Studies on the concept of representation» (IFILNOVA, 2005-2008)
Team member of the project PTDC/FIL-ETI/108287/2008- FCT: Post-national sovereignty: The European Union path towards a political identity (2009-2012)
Team member of the project PTDC/FIL-FIL/112953/2009: Scepticism and Conservatism (2010-2013)
«A verdade dos factos na era da pós-verdade», closing lecture at the conference on Comuncar com Liberdade e Responsabilidade, Lisbon, School of Communication and Media Studies, 02 May
«A pós-verdade: remake ou ruptura na ordem política?», lecture, at the closing of the conference on Pós-verdade, teoria política e quotidiano político, Covilhã, University of Beira Interior (LABCOM.IFP) 23 April
«Para quê filosofia em tempos de indignação?», opening lecture of the academic year, Braga, University of Minho, Department of Philosophy, 24 October
«O estilo d’O Príncipe», lecture, University of São Paulo (USP) 21 September.
«Maquiavel, Espinosa e a questão da democracia», conferência na Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 19 September
«Imitação e Inovação. O proémio do Livro II dos Discorsi», opening lecture of the conference Maquiavel: 500 anos dos Discursos sobre a I Década de Tito Lívio. Belo Horizonte, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 18 September.
«Le secret et la transparence en démocratie», lecture, École des Hautes Études en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (CELSA), Sorbonne. Paris 8 April.
«A Ética segundo Llansol, ou ‘o espectáculo em cena, que o entendimento oferece à beleza’»,presetation to the 8th Llansoliana Conference, Sintra 5-6 November.
«Apogeu dos direitos, declínio da política», lecture, Centre for Judicial Studies. Lisbon 21 May.
«Nasce-se intolerante? Porque somos intolerantes?», presentation to the International conference on Tolerance: De onde vem tanto mal? Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Lisbon 12 October.
«A guerra depois da “guerra total”», opening lecture of the Summer School: Esplendor e sombra sobre a Europa – da Grande Guerra, ou da grande tragédia, Catholic University of Portugal. Lisbon 1st July.
«Beyond Transparency. Politics after WikiLeaks», lecture (Keynote speaker), 5th European Communication Conference – ECREA (Keynote speaker).Lisbon, 14 November.
«A noção de político», Closing lecture of the Conference on Carl Schmitt Revisitado. University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law. Lisbon 8- 9 May.
«How to represent the constitution of a state: election and foundation», presentation to the, international conference on Spinoza e la storia, Università degli Studi di Milano. Milano 17-19 June.
«Reason and unreason in The Prince. The Machiavelli’s alleged Political Science», Bologna- Firenze, International Conference on Machiavelli Cinquecento. Mezzo Millenio del Principe.15-17 October.
«A fortuna é mulher. Virtude e potência em Maquiavel», presentation to the conference on Maquiavel – Spinoza, USP. São Paulo 13-14 November.
«Polítics and polítical science», Closing lecture of the conference on 500 anos d’O Príncipe. Passado e futuro da política, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law. Lisbon 21-22 November.
Honours and Awards
2017 – (28th September) Homage and Retirement lecture at NOVA University of Lisbon
2016 – (13th December) Session promoted by Grémio Literário (Lisbon) on Diogo Pires Aurélio’s work
2016 – (15th January) Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique
2008 – Prize for Scientífic and Technical Translation: União Latina/Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
2008 – Honourable Mention from the Prize for Scientífic and Technical Translation: União Latina/Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
2004 – Fellow Benefactor of Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro