Director and Founder of the Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal

João Carlos Espada is the director and founder (1996) of the Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal, where he is University professor of Political Studies.
Since January 2011, he holds the European Parliament / Bronislaw Geremek European Civilization Chair at the College of Europe, campus of Natolin (Warsaw). He earned his D.Phil from the University of Oxford, under the supervision of [Lord] Ralf Dahrendorf, and he taught at Brown, Stanford and Georgetown Universities in the US.