HISTORIAN and political writer Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto has published several books on Portuguese contemporary history, political science and military and African affairs.
He has lectured on these and other subjects at the Portuguese universities of Lusíada in Lisbon, and Católica in Porto and military institutions such as the Portuguese Institute for National Defence and the Military Academy.
Professor Pinto is editor of Futuro Presente, a quarterly review published since 1980, and is a columnist in the Portuguese daily newspaper ‘I’ and the weekly ‘O Sol’. He is a regular media commentator on politics and international relations and was a columnist in Portugal’s main weekly newspaper, Expresso. He wrote for the Wall Street Journal in the 1980s and 1990s.
Professor Pinto is a member of the Institut d’Études Politiques from Bendern in Liechtenstein, the Cercle and Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, in the United States and is President of FLAC – the Luso-African Foundation for Culture – a NGO which focuses its activities in the civic formation of political and military cadres of Lusophone-Africa countries.
He is CEO of Gaporsul Ltd. – a business intelligence and advisory company which has some of the main Portuguese banks and companies among its clients. He is also a director of two private security companies in Mozambique. These are responsible for guarding major infrastructure projects like railways and ports as well as security of the Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River, the biggest hydroelectric project in Southern Africa.
Professor Pinto has a law degree from Lisbon’s Classic University and a PhD in international relations from the Institute of Political and Social Sciences of the Technical University of Lisbon.
He is married to Maria José Nogueira Pinto, a member of Parliament, and has three children and four grandchildren.
His published books include:
O Fim do Estado Novo e as Origens do 25 de Abril
A Direita e as Direitas
Introdução à Política” (Three volumes)
Salazar – O outro Retrato
Nuno Álvares Pereira
Nobre Povo – Os Anos da República