Ana Mónica Fonseca is Assistant Professor at the Department of History at Iscte and, since 2022, director of the Center for International Studies at Iscte. Since January 2022, she has been the Director of the Master’s in Modern and Contemporary History and, between September 2019 and September 2023, Sub-Director of the Masters in International Studies. She is an integrated researcher at the Center for International Studies at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL), having been an elected member of its Scientific Committee between 2016 and 2022. Between 2006 and 2015 she was a research assistant (2006-2011) and researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IPRI-NOVA). She completed her Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary History in 2011 at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) with a thesis entitled "«The carnations need water now!» German Social Democracy and the Portuguese transition to Democracy (1974-1976)", which received the Honorable Mention of the Vitor de Sá Prize for Contemporary History 2012 and also the Honorable Mention of the Mário Soares-EDP Foundation Prize 2012. Her M.A. dissertation in History of International Relations (ISCTE-IUL), which received the Fundação Mário Soares Award in 2006, was published in 2007: A Força das Armas: The support of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Estado Novo (1958-1968) [Lisbon: MNE-ID, 2007]. Her research areas focus on transitions to democracy in Southern Europe, Portuguese-German relations during the Cold War and European social democracy, and the promotion of democracy. She has published regularly in national and international journals (Journal of European Integration History, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, Ler História, Relações Internacionais), and participated in several collective works.
Bruno Cardoso Reis is currently  deputy director of the ISCTE-IUL Center for International Studies. He is a guest advisor to the National Defense Institute and was involved in the working group to review the Strategic Concept for National Defense. He is an associate researcher at the Michael Howard Center for the History of War at King's College. He holds a Master's degree in Contemporary History from the Faculty of Letters University of Lisbon, in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in War Studies from King's College London. He has taught courses in History of International Relations, Security Studies, Multilateral Institutions, Globalization & Global Governance, Leadership & Grand Strategy. He has published more recently mainly on topics of  international history and international security, namely:  Decolonization, Détente and the Cold War in Southern Africa: Portuguese policy towards Angola and Mozambique (1974-1984), Journal of Cold War Studies [forthcoming]; Myths of Decolonization: Britain, France, and Portugal Compared in Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo & António Costa Pinto (Eds.), The ends of European colonial empires (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015), pp. 126-147; The Myth of British Minimum Force in Counterinsurgency during the Campaigns of Decolonization. Journal of Strategic Studies, 34/2 (2011), pp.245–279; Transnational Terrorism and the Threat to the Southern Flank of NATO: The case of Daesh. Nação e Defesa, No.143 (2016), pp. 43-58: 227-250; with A. Mumford (Eds.), The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare. (London: Routledge, 2013). His book Salazar e o Vaticano (1928-1968). (Lisbon: ICS, 2007) received the Vítor de Sá award for contemporary history and the Aristides de Sousa Mendes prize for international relations.
Giulia Daniele is Assistant Professor at the History Department of the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte). She is Deputy Director of the Centre for International Studies (CEI-Iscte) and of the Master in International Studies (MEI) in the same university.  She completed her Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability under a co-tutelle agreement between the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy) and the University of Exeter (UK) in 2012. She has conducted fieldwork researches across the Middle East and North Africa, especially in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel and Tunisia. She has also been engaged with international organisations and cooperation projects.  Her main research interests extensively cover the intersection of Middle East politics with a focus on Palestine and Israel, social movements, gender and feminist studies, conflict resolution, settler colonialism, and ethno-national narratives. Her first book is entitled Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet Taken (Routledge, 2014 hardcover and 2018 paperback). Among her latest articles: "Intersectional Politics and Citizen Activism: An Israeli Mizrahi Feminist Lens" (Women's Studies International Forum, 2023), "Mizrahi Jews and the Zionist Settler Colonial Context: Between Inclusion and Struggle" (Settler Colonial Studies, 2020), "Political and Social Protests From The Margins: The Role of Mizrahi Jews in Israeli Grassroots Activism" (Etnográfica, 2019).
Luís Miguel Carolino is an Associate Professor (with "Agregação") at the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal, where he is also a researcher affiliated with CIES. He was Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2019) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2007). Before joining the History Department at the ISCTE-IUL, in September 2013, he held postdoc and research positions at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science (IMSS), Florence, Italy (2001-02), Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences (MAST), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2002-07) and University of Lisbon, Portugal (2008-13). His main research interests concern History of Science, History of Learned Institutions and Early Modern Natural Philosophy, Cosmology and Astronomy, areas in which he has published extensively. Carolino is member of the International Commission of the History of Universities.  
Luís Nuno Rodrigues is Full Professor at the History Department of ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and Director of the Center for International Studies (CEI-Iscte) and of the Master and PhD in International Studies in the same university. He holds a PhD in American History from the University of Wisconsin and in Modern and Contemporary History (specialization in International Relations in the Contemporary Period) from ISCTE. In 2006, 2008, and 2014 he was Visiting Professor at Brown University, USA. He was also Director of the Portuguese Journal of Social Science, between 2013 and 2019, and of the PhD program in History, Security Studies and Defense (with the Military Academy). His areas of expertise are 20th Century History of Portugal, History of International Relations and History of the USA. He has supervised several dozens of doctoral and master's theses and has organized numerous conferences and seminars, and presented oral communications in a considerable number of similar events. He is the author of 9 books, coordinator of 8 others and has published 55 chapters of books or entries in collective works and more than 30 articles in scientific journals. His work Kennedy-Salazar: The Crisis of an Alliance. The Luso-American Relations between 1961 and 1963, published in 2002, was awarded the Mário Soares Foundation and Aristides Sousa Mendes Prizes. His most recent publications include "Spínola", published by Esfera dos Livros in 2010, and the collective work entitled "Perceptions of NATO and the New Strategic Concept", which he edited with Volodymyr Dubovyk, the article “Establishing a ‘Cultural Base’? The Creation of the Fulbright Program in Portugal”, published in 2017 at the International History Review, and the collective book L'Aviation et son impact sur le temps et l'espace, published in 2019 by Editions Le Manuscript.
Maria Luísa Brandão Tiago de Oliveira completed her PhD in Modern and Contemporary History in 2000 at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and her degree in History in 1981 at the University of Lisbon. She is an Associated Professor at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and a full researcher at CIES. Historian, she frequently collaborates with colleagues from other Social Sciences, naimly Antropology. Areas of interest: Oral History, Resistance Cultures, Transition to Democracy, Social Movements.  
Professor at Lisbon University Institute, Nuno Luis Madureira works currently in the areas of economic history, contemporary history of energy and environmental history. Visiting scholar at University of Harvard and visiting scholar at University of Berkeley, USA; member of the permanent pool of referees of the European Science Foundation (2006-2013) and of the College of Reviewers of the European Science Foundation (2016-2023). Consultant of the  NWO -Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.  Member of ISCTE's General Board. Coordinator of several collective research projects. Author of thirteen Books, the last of which, "Key concepts in energy: technology, economy and History", Springer, was published in 2014. Author of academic articles published in the following journals: Frontiers in Energy Research;  Energy Policy; Environment and History;  Technology & Culture;  Business History; Business History Review;  Journal of the Philosophy of History;  Journal of Global History;  Revista Brasileira de Politica Internacional;  Contemporary European History; European Review of History- Revue Europeenne d'Histoire;  Journal of Contemporary History;  Política y Sociedad and LLul. Short articles can also be found in several International Encyclopedias and web sites. N.L. Madureira speaks fluently French and English.
Paulo Teodoro de Matos is an historian and holds a PhD in Historical Demography. Since 2019 he is Assistant Professor at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Department of History. His main research activities are related to Historical Demography, Social History and History of the Portuguese Expansion. Recently he has been also interested in studying prices and wages in the Portuguese Indic Ocean, 1500-1650. He is the PI of the international research project “Counting Colonial Populations. Demography and the uses of statistic in the Portuguese empire, 1776-1875” and member of the research project "Local and European Wages in the Portuguese Ocean, 1500-1650: new sources and analytical tools". Together with Isabel Tiago de Oliveira, he is the Portuguese representative of COST ACTION - The Great Leap. Multidisciplinary approaches to health inequalities, 1800-2022 (GREATLEAP) Ref. CA22116 His latest publication is Teodoro de Matos, Paulo (2023), "Portuguese Colonial Cities on the Atlantic Coasts: A Demographic Study, 1776–1809", e-journal of Portuguese History, vol. 21, nº 1 doi.org/10.26300/cvy3-3k85
Pedro Seabra is a Researcher at the Center for International Studies, University Institute of Lisbon (CEI-Iscte) and a Assistant Professor at Iscte-IUL. He holds a PhD in Political Science, with a specialization in International Relations from the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS, ULisboa), a Masters in Political Science and International Relations, with specialization in International Relations by the School of Social and Human Sciences, New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL), and a Law degree by the Law School of the University of Porto (FDUP). Previously, he was a Researcher at the National Defence Institute (IDN), a Nuclear Security Fellow at the School of International Relations-Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), a SUSI Fellow of the US State Department and a Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellow of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA). In 2022 he was selected as a Paris Young Defence Leader by the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) and as Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the US (GMF). In 2019 he was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of International Relations-University of Brasília, Brazil (IREL-UnB) and at Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII). Between 2013 and 2016, he was a Visiting Researcher at IREL-UnB, at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria, South Africa (GovInn-UP) and at ICS, ULisboa. Previously he also worked as a Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS). His main research interests focus on International Relations, International Security, regional security governance, South Atlantic geopolitics and security-capacity building in Africa.
Adjunct Faculty
 Ana Isabel Xavier is an Assistant Professor in UAL and ISCTE-IUL and a Research Fellow in Observare-UAL, CEI-IUL and at the Research Centre of the Security and Defence at the Portuguese Military University Institute. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, a Master degree in Sociology and holds a PhD in International Relations (European Studies), from the University of Coimbra with a dissertation entitled "The European Union and Human Security: a crisis management global player in search of a strategic culture?”. She was a member of the Jacques Delors European Centre Team of Trainers and a European Commission’s Team Europe engaging, for several years, in training activities on European Studies, Human Rights, Non-Formal Education and Citizenship. Since 2016, Ana Isabel Xavier is also part of the pool of trainers of the European College of Security and Defence in the CSDP Training for Eastern Partnership Countries and CSDP Reflection Seminar. From March 2015 to February 2017, served as Defence Policy Deputy Director in the Portuguese Ministry of National Defence. She was pro bono President of DECIDE (Youth Association of security, defence and citizenship auditors) and AACDN (Association of former auditors of the Defence National Courses). Ana Isabel Xavier is frequently enrolled in the portuguese media to comment on european and international politics: in the national public television, she is part of the international relations’ experts of a weekly programme called “Olhar o Mundo” (https://www.rtp.pt/play/p3107/e283018/olhar-o-mundo); she is also regularly invited by radio Antena 1 and TSF and a local radio broadcasting weekly programme called “European magazine” where she discusses european and international politics. Her main research interests and publications include the European Union, Security and Defence, Human Security, Human Rights and Globalization.  In 2015 she was awarded with the Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In 2013 she was a Fullbright fellow of the SUSI Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking. In 2016, Ana Isabel Xavier received the “Cruz del Mérito Aeronáutico con Distintibo Blanco” by the Government of Spain, granted on the “basis of merits, works, actions, acts or distinguished services carried out during the performance of missions or services ordinarily or extraordinarily entrusted to the Armed Forces or related to Defense".  
Cátia Miriam Costa is a researcher in the Centre for International Studies (CEI-IUL) and an invited Assistant Professor at Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She holds the Chair of “Global IberoAmerica” at the European Institute of International Studies (EIIS). Cátia also collaborates with the official think tank of the Ministry of Defence of the Portuguese Republic in the capacity of Invited Lecturer and Thesis Supervisor. She is also the alternate ISCTE representative in the  RTC-Portugal (consortium of Universities) - OceanTeacher Global Academy. She is the General Coordinator of SBS4MED, an EU-funded Erasmus+ project promoting transformation through sport in the Mediterranean region, with a focus on skilling and entrepreneurship. She is also the Portuguese Team Coordinator at ESTEEM, an EU-funded Erasmus+ project promoting the development of management capabilities in very small enterprises. She is a member of COOPMAR (network supported by CYTED - The Iberian-American Program of Science and Technology for Development), which focuses on transatlantic cooperation, public policy, and Iberian-American sociocultural communities. She is a member of CHERN - China in Europe Research Network COST Action. Her research has focused on inter-continental exchange phenomena (printed press, port cities, etc.), organizational innovations (think tanks, informational movements, etc.), ocean governance and globalisation. She has engaged extensively in knowledge transfer activities, including in the fields of real estate consultancy (sustainable planning), the third sector (project management), training (marketing management), and media activities (regular TV, newspapers, and radio appearances). Her current research agenda is driven toward the relationship between technology, the circulation of ideas, and international communication. Specializing in discourse analysis, she has studied deeply a set of non-European territories: the African, American, Asian cases both in a colonial and post-colonial context, the proto-nationalist and nationalist movements, and their relations with the former colonisers. She is also specifically interested in the construction of national discourses for the international sphere, and in the different perspectives on globalisation. She has supervised Masters’s theses in a variety of programs at five major Portuguese academic institutions: ISCTE-IUL, ISEG-UL, ISCSP-UL, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Porto. Outside Portugal, she supervises Doctoral projects at the City University of Macau, China. She was an advisor to the Secretary of State of Internationalisation (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in the XXII Government of the Portuguese Republic. Her key responsibilities had to do with) high-level bilateral commissions, ii) trade policy and investment protection agreements, and iii) the diplomatic process of goods and services certification. Additionally, she was the liaison with a number of major policy initiatives in the domains of energy transition, digital transformation, and international seaport logistics. During her time in government, she undertook special strategic initiatives with a number of relevant markets (India, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea) and she had to deal with a number of significant crises (the Pandemic impact in 2020, the Evergrande bottleneck in 2021, and Russo-Ukraine War in 2022). She has cooperated with several research centres and networks in the areas of the social and political sciences. At the international level: CEIBA (centre for research on culture and development, Catalonia, Spain); “Ars, cultura Y Desarrollo” (organization for the register of orality, Valence, Spain), Kairos-Chairo (program Ibero-american of communities, languages and sustainable development), The Human Geography Research Group (Aberdeen University), “Appearance Matters” COST Action network (supported by the European Science Foundation), and “OceanGov” COST Action network (Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science). At the Portuguese level: IICT (Tropical Research Institute), Centre of Iberian Studies, Centre of Peoples and Cultures Research  (Catholic University of Lisbon), International Institute Casa de Mateus (Higher Education network), CHAM (Centre for Global History, University of Lisbon), CEsA (Centre for African and Asian Studies, University of Lisbon). She has been involved in the organisation of international conferences and congresses in different scientific areas. She has developed intensive teaching and training activities in Portugal and abroad in the context of several institutions: the European Foundation Centre, Asociación del profesorado de Portugués de Extemadura, INA (National Institute for Public Administration), the Portuguese Ministry of Justice, the Portuguese Supreme Audit Authority (Tribunal de Contas), SGS Portugal, ISCEM, among others. She carried out managerial duties and performed expert functions in broad array of organisations. In the third sector: as a programme officer and projects manager she has developed educational projects for disadvantaged communities, and she also organised cultural events, developed sustainability interventions, etc., for different organisations including Fundação Oriente (Portugal) Institut Catalunya África (Spain), CaixaForum (Spain), Instituto Universitario de Desarrollo y Cooperación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), the NGO CRIAR-T (Portugal), and OBERCOM (Communication Observatory) (Portugal). In the public sector she has worked directly with several entities: Institute Franco-Portugais, EGEAC (organization governing the cultural infrastructure in Lisbon), Municipality of Lisbon, Municipality of Setúbal, the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture and Sea, and the Institute of Management of Citizens Shops. In the private sector: she has engaged with corporate actors such as INCM, CCIPD, and COTEC Portugal. She has been a commentator for the mainstream media in the field of political science and international relations. She has featured in RTP3, SIC Notícias, TVI24, and Económico TV. She has been a columnist in the newspaper O Jornal Económico since its foundation in 2016 (previously she wrote for OJE between 2014 and 2016). She wrote invited pieces for the magazines Macau (Portuguese language) and Macao (English Language).
Cecília Vaz is a Guest Lecturer in the History Department at ISCTE-IUL and assistant researcher at CIES-IUL. Ph.D in Contemporary History, with a FCT Ph.D fellowship between 2012 and 2016. She was a researcher on a Exploratory Project funded by FCT between 2014 and 2015.
He holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary History - Defense and International Relations by ISCTE-IUL since 2021, with the thesis Spanish Refugees in Portugal: between policial repression and popular solidarity (1936-1945), with which he won Mário Soares -  EDP Foundation 2021 prize and an honorable mention within the scope of the Victor de Sá Prize for Contemporary History (2021).  He is a researcher at CIES - IUL in the project International collaborations: criminality and police cooperation in the Ibero-American Atlantic, c. 1870-1940, funded by the FCT (PTDC/HAR-HIS/3580/2021). He was a FCT research fellow between  2016 and 2020 (SFRH/BD/114813/2016) and a doctoral fellow in CIES-IUL. He is master in Modern and Contemporary History - International Relations by ISCTE-IUL since 2015, with the dissertation International Circulations and Liberalism. The Portuguese liberal exile, 1828-1832. In 2014 he was research fellow in the project "Social Control and Criminal Policy in Portuguese Liberalism, national reforms, transnational circulations, c.1820-1867 (EXPL/EPH-HIS/1600/2013). He is author of the articles O Exílio Liberal Português de 1828-1832, um fenómeno multidimensional: práticas sociais e culturais, Refugiados em Portugal: fronteira e vigilância no tempo da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-1939), Refugiados em Portugal. Repressão e controlo no contexto da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-1939), Refugiados espanhóis em Castro Laboreiro (1936-1939), Refugiados no Forte de Caxias no contexto da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-39) and of the working-paper Refugiados em Portugal nos inícios do Estado Novo: movimento, controlo e repressão policial no contexto da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-1939).
João Terrenas is Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of History, School of Public Policy, ISCTE-IUL and Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Beira Interior, where he is also the Director of the Masters in International Relations. He completed a PhD at the Department of Politics, University of York (2015-2020). He was Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of York (2016-2018) and Junior Visiting Fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2018) in Geneva, Switzerland. After graduating in International Relations at ISCSP-ULisboa (2011-2014), he completed an MA in Security Studies at Aberystwyth University (2014-2015).
Roxana Andrei is currently an Integrated Researcher at CEI-ISCTE, specialised in International Relations, with a focus on Energy Security, Defence and Conflict Resolution. She holds expertise in the geopolitics of the Black Sea, Caucasus, Western Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. Roxana is collaborating as an external expert with the European Union's Defence Agency in the field of protecting the offshore critical energy infrastructure in Europe. She previously worked for the Council of Europe, the EU, the OSCE, and holds a PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution from the University of Coimbra in Portugal.
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