This book, deliberately entitled “Around Luís Moita’s Thought: Humanism and International Relations”, is not intended to serve any laudatory or biographical purpose regarding the figure of Professor Luís Moita. It is a book that brings together contributions from people who worked closely with him and who had the privilege of studying themes of common interest with him.
The aggregation of these contributions was sought, above all, around two fundamental aspects: the humanist dimension and the international relations dimension. Both have always been recognisably present in Luís Moita’s spirit and in his civic, academic and professional work. This is an orientation that was discussed with him and accepted by him, although perhaps more accurately we should say that it was imposed by him, thus translating his refusal of encomiastic registers to favour reflection and knowledge on different themes within the broad spectrum of Humanism and International Relations.
Perhaps it is not an exaggeration to say that with this work we all somehow had the opportunity to extend our relationship, our recognition and our gratitude towards the figure of Luís Moita. This was certainly the happy reward for all of us.