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José Manuel BARROSO President, European Commission, Brussels


 Degree in law, Law Faculty, University of Lisbon
 Diploma in European Studies, European University Institute, Florence
 Master's degree in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, and Diploma of the Geneva Institute for European Studies
 Further graduate work at Columbia University (New York), Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), and the International University Institute (Luxembourg)
 Teaching assistant, Law Faculty, University of Lisbon, and Department of Political Science, University of Geneva
1975-1976 President, Association of the Law Faculty, University of Lisbon
1979 Founder, University Association for European Studies
since 1991 Member, Portuguese Section, European Movement
since 1980 Member, Social Democratic Party
since 1985 Member of Parliament (re-elected six times consecutively), Republic of Portugal, Lisbon
1987-1992 State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Portugal
1992-1995 Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Portugal
1995-1996 Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Portuguese Parliament, Lisbon
1996-1998 Visiting Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
1995-1999 Head of the International Relations Department, Lusiada University, Lisbon
1999 elected President of the Social Democratic Party; re-elected three times
1999-2002 Vice-President, European People's Party
2001-2005 Vice-President, Center Democrats International
2002-2004 Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal, Lisbon
since 2004 President, European Commission, Brussels


Uma Certa Ideia de Europa, 1999
Uma Ideia para Portugal, 2000
Mudar de Modelo, 2002
Reformar: Dois Anos de Governo, 2004