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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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Research Output at NOVA 2014 2018

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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
foreign policy

Democracia e Segurança global: uma introdução

Sousa, P. M. P. E. & Silveira, J. A., Feb 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Globalization and Foreign Policy Change: A Southern European Perspective

Sousa, P. M. P. E., Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Southern Europe
foreign policy
International Politics

Activities 2017 2018

  • 9 Oral presentation
  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course