Carlos Eduardo Pacheco do Amaral holds a degree in Philosophy from Amherst College, a Master's degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, both in the United States, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of the Azores.
He is the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of the Azores, awarded by the European Commission.
He is an Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University of the Azores. His teaching activity extends to a plurality of Universities in the country, in Europe and in the Americas, in particular.
Among the academic responsibilities he has held throughout his career, he was President of the Educational Council of the University, President of the Educational Commission of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, and Head of the Centre for the Study of International Relations and Strategy. He is also the Director of the Master's Degree programme in International Relations and the Degree programme in European Studies and International Policy of the University of the Azores.
Furthermore, he joined the teaching staff of the Master's Degree programme in European Studies led by the University of Siena on The Process of European Construction, as well as the Group of Independent Experts of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, representing Portugal.
He is a founding member of the Centre for Humanistic Studies at the University of the Azores, where he coordinates the scientific unit Portugal and the Sea | Europeanism and Transatlantic Relations. He is a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th Century at the University of Coimbra, where he is co-coordinator of the working group on Europeanism, Atlanticism and Globalisation.
He is responsible for the organisation of events and for providing services to the community, especially in the scientific areas of Political Philosophy, International Relations and European Studies - the fields of his main publications in Portugal and abroad.