Vanda Amaro Dias


Vanda Amaro Dias is a researcher on Peace Studies at the research group of Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies at the Centre for Social Studies, an Assistant Professor at the Oporto Global University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra, in the field of International Relations. She has teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the supervisions of Master's dissertations and the participation in academic degrees' juris. She received her PhD in International Relations: International Politics and Conflict Resolution from the University of Coimbra. She has a Master's degree in Political Science and International Relations, with specialisation in European Studies, and a First Degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Nova University of Lisbon. She is currently a member of the Commission of the Undergraduate Program in International Relations at the Oporto Global University. Her research interests include peace studies, security studies, foreign policy, European Union, Russia and the post-Soviet space. She has published several book chapters and articles in national and international scientific journals on these issues.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Dias, Vanda Amaro; Freire, Maria Raquel (2018), Russia and the Arab Spring: A Counter-revolutionary Power in the MENA Region, in Çakmak, Cenap; Özçelik, Ali Onur (org.), The World Community and the Arab Spring. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 161-183

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Article in Scientific journal

Dias, Vanda Amaro (2018), "The battle of giants: the collision of EU and Russian foreign policies towards the contested neighbourhood and the Ukrainian crisis", Debater a Europa, 18, 63-83

Book Chapter

Dias, Vanda Amaro (2018), The Cold War and the USSR: perceptions and interactions with Europe, in Ribeiro, Maria; Rollo, Maria; Valente; Isabel; Cunha Alice (org.), Citizenship, Politics, Security and Scientific Culture. Coimbra: CEIS 20, 271-288