José Manual Barroso served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 2002 to 2004 and President of the European Commission from 20014-2014. Mr. Barroso has a long and distinguished career in academia and politics.
He is currently the Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy at Princeton University and policy fellow at the Lichtenstein Institute of Self- Determination. He has worked at various universities including as head of the Department of International Relations of Lusíada University in Lisbon.
In 1999, he was named president of Portugal’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) and he served as vice-president of the European People’s Party. He served as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Prime Minister in 2002.
In 2004 he was elected by the European Parliament to the post of president of the European Commission and reelected in 2009. He holds various honors and has published numerous academic works.