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Paul Christopher Manuel

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Paul Christopher Manuel

Paul Christopher Manuel is Distinguished Scholar in Residence & Director of the Leadership Program at the School of Public Service at American University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Berkley Center at Georgetown University. Manuel’s scholarship has contributed to the democratization literature in Spain and Portugal, with a focus on religion and politics. He has authored or co-authored nine books and numerous scholarly articles, including Faith-Based Organizations and Social Welfare: Associational Life and Religion in Contemporary Western Europe, with Miguel Glatzer (2019). Manuel has participated in the Varieties of Democracy Project and has served on the National Screening Panel for the Graduate Fulbright Competition (Iberia). He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the New England Political Science Association. He divides his time between Washington DC and Massachusetts. At CES, Manuel co-chaired the Iberian Study Group from 1998–2004 and was a Visiting Scholar.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Director, School of Public Affairs Leadership Program & Distinguished Scholar, American University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University