The next Visiting Professors to join the 2023/24 academic year at Georgetown University are selected. Raquel Freire, Professor and Researcher at CES and João Cancela, Professor and Researcher at IPRI-NOVA, will teach in the autumn and spring semester, respectively, of the next academic year, with both courses focused on European issues.

Professors Raquel Freire and João Cancela were chosen by the jury to teach a semester at the Department of Government in Georgetown, considered one of the best institutions of higher education in the United States.

Raquel Freire is a Full Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Lisbon and a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the same University. Her main areas of research focus on studies for peace, foreign policy, international security and post-Soviet space, on which he has published in national and international books, and journals.

In the autumn semester of the academic year 2023/2024, Raquel Freire will teach the chair “European Union, Russia and Ukraine, which aims to discuss developments and analyze the processes and main foreign policy trends resulting from the conflict in Ukraine, as well as for the redesign of European security policy, and the implications for alignments in the international order.

In the spring semester of 2023/2024, it will be the turn of João Cancela, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies of NOVA FCSH and researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-NOVA).

João Cancela specializes in Comparative Politics and will teach the course “Patterns of Political Participation in Europe”, in which students will analyze how European citizens interact with their political systems and how their views are or are not represented.

The jury was composed of Rita Faden, President of FLAD, Nuno Garoupa, Professor at George Mason University, and Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Professor at NOVA University of Lisbon. The choice of the selected teachers took into account the quality of the curricula, the motivation letters and the relevance of the programmes of the subjects proposed by the candidates.