JICA Research Institute



Research FellowFull-time

Educational Background

Ph.D. in International Public Policy, Osaka University (Japan)
Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations, NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Lusíada University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Career Background

Part-time Lecturer at Hosei University (Japan)
Research Assistant at JICA Research Institute (Japan)
Assistant Professor at Lusíada University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Invited Professor at University of Minho (Portugal)
Visiting Researcher at the Center for African Studies, Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique)

Major Publications

“The Rising Importance of Shared Political Values in Contemporary Japan-European Union Relations”. Lusíada International Politics and Security, series 1 (11), 2015, pp. 29-49 (peer-reviewed)

“Japan’s Contribution to UN Peacekeeping Operations in Southern Africa. A Quest for Peace of Prestige?” SACCPS Journal, vol. 2 (1) 2013, pp. 31-52 (peer-reviewed)

“Japanese Foreign Policy and Human Security in the Context of an Emerging New Global Order”. Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, vol. 3 (1), 2013, pp. 145-158 (peer-reviewed)



International Studies Association (ISA)
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
European Political Science Association (EPSA)
Portuguese Political Science Association (APSA)


Awarded with the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship 2011-2014

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