School of Transnational Governance

Professor Miguel Poiares Maduro

Professor Miguel Poiares Maduro is a full-time professor and Director of the School of Transnational Governance. 

Academic biography


Professor Maduro was previously a professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He was founding Director of the Global Governance Programme there from 2009 until 2013. He is Co-Director of the Academy of International Trade Law (Macao). He has been a regular Visiting Professor at Yale Law School, the College of Europe and Universidades Católica and Nova in Portugal. He has also taught at the London School of Economics, the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales (Madrid) and the University of Chicago Law School, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School. He has a PhD in Law from the EUI; his doctoral thesis won the Rowe and Maw Prize and the Prize Obiettivo Europa.

Legal Scholarship


Professor Maduro has published articles in several languages on issues of EU law, constitutional law, human rights law and international economic law. He belongs to the editorial or advisory board of several law journals, including the European Law Journal and the Common Market Law Review and was founding editor of Global Constitutionalism. With Joseph Weiler he co-edited the Special Book Review Issue of the European Law Journal, and with Francis Snyder the Hart Publishers Series Studies in European Law and Integration. He is the author of We the Court - The European Court of Justice and the European Economic Constitution (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 1997), as well as A Constituição Plural – Constitutionalismo e União Europeia (Lisboa, Principia, 2006) and The Past and Future of EU Law (co-edited with Loic Azoulai, Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2009).   

Public Service


From 2013 to 2015 Professor Maduro was Minister Deputy to the Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development in Portugal. From 2003-2009 he served as Advocate General at the European Court of Justice.  He has been Member of the European Council of Foreign Relations,  Member of the European Council of the World Economic Forum, and Member of the European Commission High Level Group on Media Pluralism and Media Freedom. He was Chairman of the Governance and Review Committee of FIFA from June 2016 - May 2017.

Career Distinctions


Professor Maduro was honoured by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the Order of Sant'Iago da Espada for literary, scientific and artistic merit. In 2010 he was awarded the Gulbenkian Science Prize.