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From Revolution to Disillusion – Portugal’s Democracy after 40 Years


November 14, 2014
2:30pm - 7:30pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
November 14, 2014
2:30pm - 7:30pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

2014 marks the fortieth anniversary of the Portuguese transition to democracy. This conference will bring together scholars and policymakers from Portugal to discuss the impact of the transition and the country’s evolution in the last four decades.

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Program

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Introductory Remarks

- Grzegorz Ekiert, Professor of Government; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
- Sebastián Royo, Vice Provost and Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Co-chair of the Study Group on A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Panel I. The Legacies of the Transition

- Chair: Grzegorz Ekiert, Professor of Government; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
- Paola Cesarini, Director, University Honors Program, Northeastern University
“The Forgotten Pioneer?: Portugal’s Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective”
- Antonio Costa-Pinto, Research Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
"The Impact of the Crisis in the Portuguese Party System Created in 1975"
- Robert Fishman, Professor of Sociology; Fellow, Kellogg and Nanovic Institutes, University of Notre Dame
"What April 25 Was and How it Made Democracy’s 'Third Wave' Possible"
- Tiago Fernandes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Nova University, Lisbon
"Assessing the Outcomes of Social Revolution: The Case of Portugal, 1960s-2000s"
- Discussant: Daniel Ziblatt, Professor of Government; Resident Faculty Member, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Coffee break

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Panel II. 40 Years of Portuguese Democracy

- Chair: Nuno Monteiro, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
- Miguel Glatzer, Assistant Professor of Political Science, La Salle University
"The Welfare State in Portugal"
- Sebastián Royo, Vice Provost and Professor of Government, Suffolk University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Co-chair of the Study Group on A Center-Periphery Europe? Perspectives from Southern Europe
"Europeanization and the Limits of Economic Convergence"
- Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Professor of International Relations, Nova University, Lisbon

"Portuguese Presidencies of the European Union - Models of Governance"
- Discussant: Nuno Monteiro, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University

This conference is made possible with the generous support of Fundação Luso-Americana. A reception will follow from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the CES Atrium.

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