José Miguel Bettencourt

José Miguel Bettencourtjmiguelbettencourt@gmail.com
jf2880@columbia.edu

Education
PhD student in Political Science and International Relations, Political Studies Institute, Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal;
Post-graduate in Finance, Catholic University of Oporto;
Post-graduate in Political Science and International Relations, Catholic University of Lisbon;
Degree in Law, Political Studies Institute, Catholic University of Lisbon.

Main Areas of Research
Political Science; International Relations; International and Political Economy; State’s Theory; European Policy; Political System and Portuguese Parties; American Political History.

Affiliations
Visiting Scholar and Researcher, Columbia University, New York
Associate Researcher of the Political Observatory (OP);
Member of the Young Leaders Circle of Manhattan Institute;
Member of the European Movement;
Member of the Jurisdiction National Council of Social Democrat Party, Portugal;
Member of the International Churchill Society;
Member of the International Political Science Association;
Member of SEDES – Portuguese Associations for Economic and Social Development;
Director of the Blog of SEDES Association – blog.sedes.pt;
Member of the Portuguese Observatory of Political System Commission at the SEDES;
Former Member of the Consultative Youth Council;
Former Member of the Education National Council;
Former Member of the Board of the European Students Organization – OBESSU;
Former Member of the Committee for reform of Secondary Education Curricular established by the XIV and XV Portuguese Governments;
Former Representative Member of the Academic Portuguese Education, Forum of Education in EU;
Former Member of the National Council of the Social Democrat Party, Portugal.

Academic and Professional Experience
Attaché Assistant in collaboration with Mission of Portugal to the United Nations, New York; Following the Presidency of EU Global Budget Report to UN and the work of the Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations;
As Assistant of the Sixth Committee (Legal Affairs) and the Third Committee (Human Rights and Social Affairs) and the Committee of European Union and Economic Affairs;
Former Associate Research of the Portuguese Centre for History and International Relations;
Legal and Consultant Adviser of Legal issuing opinions to Attorneys Firms, individuals and private entities.

Participation in Projects
Principal Editor, “Manifesto 27″;
Opinion articles in several national Portuguese newspaper;
Analysed and also commented the educational politics on the television program “Aula Magna” on CNL, Channel News of Lisbon;
Founding Member, Youth Association “One Portugal”;
Founding President, Civic Association “For Portugal”;
Founding President, National Federation of High School Students Associations.

Awards and Distinctions
Fellowship, Luso American Foundation, 2009-2014

Publications

Book Chapters
ROMEIRA, Almerinda, Portugal Entre Gerações, Babel Editors, Centauro, 2011. With Artur Santos Silva, Guilherme Oliveira Martins, Inês Black, João Salgueiro, José Miguel Bettencourt, Luís Barata, Luís Campos e Cunha, Marina Costa Lobo, Maria Perpétua Rocha, Matilde Ferreira de Almeida, Pedro Magalhães, Sofia Areal e Vítor Bento.