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Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira
Ph.D in International Relations (University of Kent at Canterbury)
Department of International Relations and Public Administration
  Full Professor
   253604521 , 253604510
Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira holds a BA in International Relations and a MA in European Studies, both from the University of Minho. In 2003 she received her PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK). She is Professor of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Minho where she teaches various courses in the domains of IR and EU Studies Studies. She is also an invited professor at the University of São Paulo. She has delivered papers and given lectures in various countries, including Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Czech Republic, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK, Uruguay and US. Her research has been published in Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, International Politics, Journal of European Integration, and Cooperation and Conflict, among others; and in several edited volumes. Laura Ferreira-Pereira is the editor of Portugal in the European Union (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor of The European Union’s Strategic Partnerships: Global Diplomacy in a Contested World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). She is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Contemporary Politics and Global Society; and founding member of the European International Studies Association.
Security and defence in the European Union (i.e. CFSP/CSDP); EU’s relations with emerging powers (with particular emphasis on Brazil); International and regional security; Security international organizations; Portuguese foreign
Selected publications
Ferreira-Pereira, L. C. (2016). The European Union’s partnership policy towards Brazil: more than meets the eye. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 29(1), 55–77. DOI
Ferreira-Pereira, L. C., & Vieira, A. V. G. (2015). Ukraine in the European Union’s Partnership Policy: A case of institutionalized ambiguity. European Politics and Society, 16(2), 143–158. DOI
Ferreira-Pereira, L. C., & Groom, A. J. R. (2010). Mutual solidarity within the EU common foreign and security policy: What is the name of the game. International Politics, 47(6), 596–616. DOI
Ferreira-Pereira, L. C. (2008). Portugal and the 2007 EU Presidency: A case of constructive bridge-building. Journal of Common Market Studies, 46(SUPPL.1), 61–70. DOI
Ferreira-Pereira, L. C. (2006). Inside the fence but outside the walls: Austria, Finland and Sweden in the post-cold war security architecture. Cooperation and Conflict, 41(1), 99–122. DOI
China in the International Relations
Contemporary Diplomacy
Research Project
Introdução às Relações Internacionais
Political Marketing
Portuguese Foreign Policy
International Security
Research Seminar in Political Science and International Relations
Thematic Seminar
EU in the World