In 2017, the Estoril Political Forum, which evolved from the International Meeting in Political Studies launched in the Arrábida Convent in 1993, will celebrate its 25th anniversary. This year will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Catholic University’s Institute for Political Studies, whose founding in 1996/97 was inspired by the Arrábida meetings.
The title of this year’s meeting, “Defending the Western Tradition of Liberty Under Law” expresses the commitment that has animated both the Forum and the Institute since their inception. As always, the meeting will bring together a broad range of political perspectives. It will seek to address new challenges while recalling the old lessons bequeathed to us by the “Western Tradition of Liberty Under Law.”