Paula Duarte Lopes



Paula Duarte Lopes is a researcher on Peace Studies at the Center for Social Studies and an International Relations professor at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra. She lectures at the undergraduate and graduate levels in International Relations, including the MA in Peace Security and Development Studies and the PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution. She received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University, United States of America, and her Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Great Britain. She has a Bachelor Degree (five years) in Economics from the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra. Her research interests include peace missions, development aid, environmental governance and international water conflicts. She has several publications on these issues.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Freire, Maria Raquel; Lopes, Paula Duarte; Nascimento, Daniela (2016), "'Responsibility to protect' and the African Union: assessing the AU's capacity to respond to regional complex humanitarian and political emergencies", African Security Review, 17, 1, 1-19

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Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel; Lopes, Paula Duarte (2016), Problematising global-local dynamics in Timor-Leste, in Annika Björkdahl, Kristine Höglund, Gearoid Millar, Jaïr van der Lijn and Willemijn Verkoren (org.), Peacebuilding and Friction: Global and Local Encounters in Post Conflict Societies. London: Routledge

Book Chapter

Lopes, Paula Duarte (2016), Timor-Leste: Building on Local Governance Structures: Embedding UN Peace Efforts from Within, in Richmond, Oliver; Pogodda, Sandra (org.), Post-liberal Peace Transitions. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press