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Pedro Ponte e Sousa


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PhD candidate in Global Studies (FCT) at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH). Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI). His PhD thesis concerns the relationship between globalization (and global governance) and foreign policy in Southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece). He has completed a MA in History, International Relations and Cooperation at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), with a dissertation titled “A Política Externa Portuguesa: continuidade e ruturas. Análise dos programas de Governo de 1999 ao presente” [“Portuguese Foreign Policy: continuity and changes. An analysis of Government Programs from 1999 to the present”], and a BA in Languages and International Relations, at the same institution.


Research Fields:

Portuguese foreign policy.
Foreign policy analysis.
Foreign policy in Southern Europe.
Diplomacy.
Globalization and global governance.


Recent Publications:

1. (forthcoming). “Portugal and global security threats in the post-Cold War era: a brief overview”. Europe as a Global Actor, ISCTE.

2. (forthcoming). "Portugal and peacekeeping: a new foreign policy strategy?". Peacekeeping: Global Perspectives, Challenges and Impacts. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

3. (2017). "The sea as a foreign policy goal? The case of Portugal". Retos presentes y futuros de la política marítima integrada de la Unión Europea. Barcelona: J. M. Bosch Editor, pp. 715-736.

4. (2017). "A diáspora portuguesa como prioridade da política externa de Portugal: entre o discurso e a prática". História – Revista da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, IV Série, vol. 7, pp. 57-78

5. (2017). “Novas ameaças à segurança de Portugal nos Conceitos Estratégicos de Defesa Nacional”. II Seminário IDN Jovem / IDN Cadernos nº 25, Instituto de Defesa Nacional, pp. 77-87.

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