Maria Carrilho

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(philosopher, academic, politician)
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Born25 November 1943
Viseu, Portugal
Died6 February 2022 (Age 78)
Cause of death
fulminant cancer
Alma materSapienza University of Rome, Technical University of Lisbon
PartySocialist Party (Portugal)

Maria Jesuína Carrilho Bernardo was a Portuguese politician, where she was "always committed to Europe and Portugal's European future".[1] She attended the 1995 Bilderberg meeting.


Maria Carrilho graduated in sociology from the Sapienza University of Rome, having done a doctorate in Political Sociology from the Technical University of Lisbon. She was political exile in Italy during the last phase of the dictatorship, before 1974.[2]


She was a professor at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon[2].

"A pioneer of Military Sociology studies in Portugal"[3], Carrilho the first woman in Portugal to dedicate herself to defense and Armed Forces issues, including on the relationship between Europe and the United States in the field of defense.

She coordinated the first series of public opinion studies on Defense and the Armed Forces in Portugal, carried out in the 1990s, gave dozens of conferences and authored several publications in the editorial lines of the Portuguese National Defense Institute.[4]

She was in the first political line with the election of António Guterres to the position of Secretary General of the PS in 1992, having belonged to the National Secretariat of this party. A specialist in National Defense Affairs and European affairs, she was elected Member of the European Parliament for the PS in 1999, a position in which she remained until 2004.[2]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/19958 June 199511 June 1995Greece
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
The 43rd Bilderberg. Held at the Burgenstock Hotel in Burgenstock, Switzerland.
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