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Rui Tavares

Name: Rui Tavares
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City: Lisbon
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Date of birth: 29th July 1972
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Educational and other qualifications: PhD History, EHESS, Paris
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Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Organisation: Center for International Studies, Lisbon University Institute
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In the organization since:  2015
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Present position: Research associate
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Professional/organisational highlight(s): Historian and former Member of the European Parliament for the 2009-2014 mandate, rapporteur for the situation of fundamental rights, rule of law and democratic values in Hungary.
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Favourite book(s): Voltaire, Candide
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Favourite film(s): Truffaut, Fahrenheit 415
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Favourite sport/hobby(s): Badminton and playing the trombone (terrible at both things, but I enjoy it anyway)
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Remarks on what I’m hoping to leave this event with: I hope to know more how cosmopolitan democracy could solve the tension between globalization and national sovereignty.
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