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PhD candidate in Global Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL). 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 interests

Scientific areas: Political Studies; Comparative Politics; International Relations; Global Studies

Main research interests: Foreign and security policy; Foreign policy analysis; Diplomacy; (Political) Globalization; Global governance; European Union

Area-studies: Southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece)

Education/Academic qualification

History, International Relations and Cooperation, Master, Universidade do Porto


Languages and International Relations, Bachelor, Universidade do Porto


Global Studies, Doctorate, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

2015 → …

External positions

Master's student, Universidade do Porto



  • JZ International relations
  • Foreign and security policy
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • Diplomacy
  • Globalization
  • Global governance
  • European Union
  • Southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece)

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A Emergência das Questões Ambientais na Agenda de Política Externa: algumas Notas sobre o Caso Português no Pós-Segunda Guerra Mundial

Sousa, P. P. E., 2019, Alterações Ambientais em Perspetiva Histórica. Roque, A. C., Melo, C. J. D., Amorim, I., Freitas, J. G. D. & Torrão, M. M. (eds.). Porto: CITCEM (Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar “Cultura, Espaço e Memória”), p. 33-47 14 p.

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Portuguese Foreign Relations in the 19th Century: The Role of External Threats

Sousa, P. P., 2019, The Representation of External Threats in History: from the Middle Ages to the Modern World. Crailsheim, E. & Elizalde, M. D. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 319-340 22 p. (History of Warfare; vol. 123).

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A “política” na política externa: realismo, agência e clivagens

Translated title of the contribution: The politics of foreign policy: realism, agency and cleavages.Sousa, P. P., 2018, O Pensamento, Hoje, Ainda Tem Efeitos Práticos? : Ainda Podemos Pensar A Democracia Como Algo Ao Nosso Alcance?. Jorge, V. O. (ed.). Lisboa: Instituto de História Contemporânea, p. 35-43 9 p.

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