João J. Vila-Chã
Pontificia Universita Gregoriana
Piazza della Pilotta 4
... studied in Braga, Frankfurt and Boston, obtaining his PhD. in philosophy from Boston College.…
At this University he taught from 1992-1996 in the programs “Philosophy of the Person” and “Perspectives on Western Culture and Civilization”. From 1998-2008 he taught History of Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology at the Portuguese Catholic University in Braga. He was Director of the Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia from 2000 to 2009 and President of the European Association of Jesuit Professors of Philosophy from 2002 to 2008. In 2007-2008, he was Visiting Scholar at Boston College, Fordham University and Santa Clara University. He is President of the Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Catholi¬ques Universitaires de Philosophie (COMIUCAP) and Vice-President of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP). He is Professor for Social and Political Philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Concilium, among other journals. He was the recipient of the International Karl-Otto Apel Prize for Philosophy in 2017.