Arnaldo M.A. Gonçalves is a book author in the fields of law, political science and international relations. More recently, he has also written about spirituality and esotericism.
He graduated in law from the Classical University of Lisbon and holds a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Portuguese Catholic University.
Arnaldo Gonçalves was born in Lisbon (Campo Grande) on 27 November 1953. He graduated in law from the Classical University of Lisbon in 1976. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Portuguese Catholic University, having as doctoral thesis the European Union-China relations. Monitor at the Faculty of Law of Lisbon (1974-5), he was assistant to Prof. Adriano Moreira at the International University (1997-2000). Between 1990 and 1997, he was a political advisor to the Portuguese Government of Macau and an expert in the Portuguese-Chinese Joint Liaison Group. He was professor of political science and international relations at the Polytechnic University of Macau (2003-2019).
He is the author of books in the fields of law, political science and international relations, namely "The Europe-China-Asia-Pacific Dialogue: Challenges and Turbulence in the 21st Century" (2004), "Europe in Search of the Future - From the Philadelphia Convention to the Treaty of Lisbon" (2007), "Power and Law: Essays on Constitutional Law and Political Science", "The World as Will and Imaginary" (2008), "Norberto Bobbio. The European Tradition of Freedom" (2014), "Macau, after goodbye" (2018). He is also the author of books in the area of spiritualities and esotericism such as "Religion, Culture and Sense of Belonging" (2017), "For whom the bells don’t bend. Freemasonry and the Catholic Church" (2021) and "Under the Luminous Delta. Hermetism and Tradition" (2023). He is married to Rita Gonçalves, has two children and five grandchildren.