He was born in the village of Penamacor on March 11, 1962.
He teaches at the Autonomous University of Lisbon, in the department of international relations, the curricular units of State Theory and Political and Social Thought, as Guest Professor.
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Master in Political Science, by the Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE-IUL). Degree in International Relations, from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL).
Specialist with recognized experience and professional competence in the area of Political Science and Citizenship, under the terms of DL nº. 206/2009 of 31 August, by the Scientific Council of the Autonomous University of Lisbon.
He held several public positions, including: Member of the Governments of António Guterres, Member of the Assembly of the Republic and the European Parliament, Secretary General of the Socialist Party and member of the Council of State.