IGPA Faculty Coffee – Visiting Scholar Francisco Pereira Coutinho


Apr 25


2:30 pm

3:30 pm


IGPA Office, 1007 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL & virtually



Please join us for our final faculty coffee of the Spring 2023 semester!


The Institute of Government and Public Affairs invites faculty and administrators within the University of Illinois System to our next faculty coffee on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM CT, in Urbana and on Zoom.

IGPA will be hosting Professor Francisco Pereira Coutinho from the NOVA School of Law in Lisbon, Portugal. April 25 is Freedom Day in Portugal, a national holiday that marks the democratic revolution of 1974. Francisco will talk about the Portuguese constitutional experience within the European Union based on his 2019 publication entitled “Portugal: The Impact of European Integration and the Economic Crisis on the Identity of the Constitution”.

Francisco holds three degrees from NOVA School of Law. He served as Vice-Dean of NOVA School of Law (2018-2021), president of Jurisnova (2015-2022), professor at the High Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon (2010-2015) and at the Law Department of the Autonomous University of Lisbon (2009-2012), and legal advisor at the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-2011) and at the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (2003-2004). He is a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of NOVA University (2010-), and has served as visiting professor across the globe. Read Francisco’s full biography here.

This is a hybrid event offered on Zoom and at IGPA’s Urbana Office at 1007 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801. A calendar invitation will be sent after registration.

To register for the event, please visit the registration link.

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