Luis Tomé


Associate Professor at University Autónoma of Lisbon (UAL)-Department of International Relations, since 1995, where he coordinates the PhD/Doctorate in International Relations: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics and other postgraduate courses. Prof. Luis Tomé has also been Visiting Professor at the National Defense Institute (IDN) and the High Institute for Police Sciences and Internal Security (ISCPSI), as well abroad at the East Timor National Defense Institute and the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara-Turkey.


Scientific Coordinator of OBSERVARE- Observatory of Foreign Affairs (, a UAL’s research unit where he also coordinates the research group War, Peace and Security Studies. Deputy Director of the scientific, e-journal of international relations ( and of the Yearbook Janus, as well coordinator or expert member of several international research projects and publications.


Member of several scientific Associations, the Editorial Board and/or Referee of several scientific journals, as well of the Scientific Commission or the Organizing Committee of several Conferences abroad.


From November 2015 to October 2017, Prof. Luis Tomé was Special Adviser for International Relations and Fighting Terrorism in the Office of the Minister of Home Affairs.


He was NATO-EAPC Research Fellowship (“Russia and NATO’s Enlargement, 2000) and Advisor to the Vice-President of the European Parliament between 1999 and 2004.


He earned a “summa cum laude” Doctorate/PhD in International Relations from the University of Coimbra, having the honor of a PhD Fellowship from the Portuguese Agency for Scientific Research (FCT) – 1st place in the Political Science scientific area contest 2006. He also holds a Master in Strategy by ISCSP-Technical University of Lisbon, and a Graduation in International Relations by University Autónoma of Lisbon.


Prof. Luis Tomé main areas of research work and expertise are geopolitics and international security - particularly in Euro-Atlantic, Asia-Pacific and Post-Soviet Space regions. He is author and co-author of a dozen books and numerous articles and essays published.


A regular speaker at high-level conferences and workshops in the country and abroad, he is also a regular commentator on security and international politics at the media.




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