Seminar: Portugal’s Carnation Revolution, a catalyst for democracy

On April 25th, 2024, Portugal celebrates 50 years since the “Carnation Revolution”: a landmark event that marks the democratization of a country long dominated by authoritarianism, and initiates the process of integration of the Southern European countries that would have been fully democratized and then included in the European community. The theme is therefore very relevant from a historical perspective, but it is also an opportunity to discuss the delicate moment for Portuguese democracy, which overlaps with a phase of political change across the entire continent and the 2024 European elections.

The public lecture is held by Jose Santana Pereira (ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon) on 16 April 2024 at 4 pm in the Historical Lecture Hall (Aula Magna Storica) of the Rectorate. Questions and comments from participants are very welcome. Prof. Luca Verzichelli will moderate.