Licínia Simão


Licínia Simão, PhD in International Relations (specialization in European Studies) by the University of Coimbra, is assistant professor at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra, teaching in International Relations, and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, where she is involved in several research projects on the post-Soviet space. Since December, 2018, she is on official duty as a staff member in the office of the Portuguese Minister of Defence. She was Coordinator of the IR Section at the Portuguese Political Science Association, between 2018 and 2021, and is member of the Advisory Board at the Georgian Institute of Politics, in Tbilisi. She was previously a visiting researcher at the Center for European Policy Studies, in Brussels and at the Centre for European Studies, at Carleton University, in Ottawa. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis and security studies, with a focus on European foreign policy and security and defence policies and the former-Soviet space.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel; Simão, Licínia (2021), Peace and Security in the Age of Hybrid Wars, in Oliver P. Richmond and Gëzim Visoka (org.), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Book Chapter

Simão, Licínia (2020), The South Caucasus and the West: From hegemony to contestation,, in Galina M. Yemelianova and Laurence Broers (org.), Routledge Handbook of the Caucasus. Londres: Routledge

Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel; Simão, Licínia (2020), Turning Points and Shifting Understandings of European Security: The European Neighbourhood Policy's Development, in Rick Fawn (org.), Managing Security Threats along the EU's Eastern Flanks. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 31-52

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