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Paul Christopher Manuel

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Paul Christopher Manuel

Paul Christopher Manuel is Professor of Government & Director of the Leadership Program at the School of Public Service at American University and 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 seven books and numerous scholarly articles, including Religion and Politics in a Global Society: Comparative Perspectives from the Portuguese Speaking World (2014). 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 & Professor of Government, American University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University