Miguel Poiares Maduro

Vieira de Almeida Chair, Católica Global Law School and Visiting Professor, European University Institute

Miguel Poiares Maduro holds the Vieira de Almeida Chair at the Global Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He was until the summer of 2020 Professor and Director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute where he continues to be a Visiting Professor. Currently he is the Chair of the Executive Board of the European Digital Media Observatory and the Director of the Future Forum at the Gulbenkian Foundation. From 2013 to 2015 we was Minister Adjunct to the Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development in Portugal. Until 2009 he was Advocate General at the European Court of Justice. From July 2016 to May 2017 he was Chairman of the Governance and Review Committee of FIFA. He was also a member of the EU High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism. He has been a  regular Visiting Professor at Yale Law School, the College of Europe, Keio Law School (Tokyo) and the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales (Madrid). He has also taught at the London School of Economics, the Chicago Law School and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is a Doctor of Laws by the European University Institute (Florence) and was the first winner of the Rowe and Maw Prize and winner of the Prize Obiettivo Europa (for the best PhD thesis at the EUI). He has been Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Harvard Law School. He is Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law (Macao).

He belongs or has belonged to the editorial or advisory board of several law journals, including the European Law Journal and the Common Market Law Review, and was founding editor of Global Constitutionalism. He co-edited with Joseph Weiler the Special Book Review Issue of the European Law Journal and with Francis Snyder the Hart Publishers Series Studies in European Law and Integration. He has published, in several languages, on issues of EU law, constitutional law, human rights law, governance and international economic law. His more recent book is Democracy in Times of Pandemic (co-ed with Paul Kahn, Cambridge University Press). He has also published a non-legal book (Crónicas de um Peixe Fora de Água, Lisboa, Entrelinhas, 2006). He has been honoured by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the Order of Sant'Iago da Espada for literary, scientific and artistic merit. In 2010 he was awarded the Gulbenkian Science Prize.

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