IE International Advisory Board member Miguel Poiares Maduro has been appointed Minister of Regional Development in Portugal and Adjunct Minister to the Presidency of the Portuguese Government. Having served as Advocate General for the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg(2003-2009), Miguel Poiares Maduro is currently the Director of the Global Governance Program and, since October 2009, has held the Joint Chair in European Law  with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Department of Law at the European University Institute (EUI). He is also the Co-director of theAcademy of International Trade and Investment Law of Macau .
He has taught at many institutions, including the College of Europe, Yale Law School, Universidade Católica de Lisboa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, London School of Economics, Chicago Law School, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (Madrid) and Instituto Ortega y Gasset (Madrid).
He is the author of “We the Court -The European Court of Justice and the European Economic Constitution” (Oxford Hart Publishing, 1998). Recent publications include “The past and Future of EU Law” (co-edited with Loic Azoulai, Oxford Hart Publishing, 2009) and “A Constituição Plural – Constitucionalismo e União Europeia” (Principia, Lisbon, 2006).