Miguel Poiares Maduro

Miguel Poiares Maduro is a Portuguese academic and politician. He was the Portuguese Minister for Regional Development from April 2013 to October 2015. Formerly, he was Director of the Global Governance Program and professor of law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Poiares Maduro was also visiting professor at the Faculty of Law at Yale University in the United States of America.


Poiares Maduro was Advocate General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from 7 October 2003 to 6 October 2009.
He has been a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar of Law at Harvard University, He is Doctor in Law at the European University Institute and won the Purpose Prize Europe for the best PhD thesis at the Institute that year.
He has worked as a lecturer at numerous institutions, including: College of Europe, Catholic University of Lisbon, the New University of Lisbon, School of Economics London, School of Chicago Law School, Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies in Spain, Instituto Ortega y Gasset in Madrid and Institute of European Studies of Macau.
Maduro belonged to the Political Committee of candidate Aníbal Cavaco Silva in the 2011 presidential elections.
Between 2012 and 2013, Poiares Maduro served as member of the European Commission’s High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, an advisory panel set up by European Commissioner Neelie Kroes and chaired by Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga.
From 13 April 2013 to 30 October 2015, Maduro was Minister for Regional Development in the centre-right Portuguese government of Pedro Passos Coelho.
In 2016, Poiraes Maduro was elected as chairman of the FIFA Governance Committee and its independent Review Committee; his co-chairman is Mukul Mudgal.


In 2010 Poiraes Maduro was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for science. He was made a Commander of the Order of St. James of the Sword by the President of the Portuguese Republic for literary, scientific and artistic merit in 2006 and was the first recipient of the Rowe and Maw Prize at the European University Institute.

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