The British Academy, of London, announced, on the 28th of august, the winners of this year prizes and medals, rewarding those whose accomplishments have left a lasting impact on the humanities and social sciences. André Santos Campos, member of the NOVA Institute of Philosophy and Assistant Professor at NOVA FCSH, was awarded The Brian Barry Prize in Political Science for his essay on Representing the Future: The Interests of Future Persons. In this essay he argues in favour of «a political representation of people in the future that will be improved by the better representation of children interests».
André Santos Campos is the only Portuguese scholar on a list of linguists, literary critics, archaeologists and charitable pioneers
The Brian Barry prize honours the founding editor of the British Journal of Political Science and is awarded in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
To The British Academy official website, André Santos Campos declared «how happy and honoured» he felt receiving this award and stated: «Professor Brian Barry was one of the first politic theorists to draw attention to the challenges of intergenerational justice in liberal contemporary democracies». He also stressed what a privilege and responsibility it was to follow Brian Barry steps and contribute, with his academic work, to what he considers «one of the most important fields of research in political studies nowadays».