Isabel Nunes

 

Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands (2009 - 2010)

PhD in Political Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands (2002-2006)

MPhil.in Strategy, Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the Technical University of Lisbon (1988)

Degree in History, University of Lisbon (1986)

 

Current Position

 

Head of the Research Department, National Defence Institute, Portugal

Senior Researcher at the National Defence Institute, Portugal

Director of the National Defence Course

National representative at the Academic Board of the European Security and Defence College, based in Brussels

                            

Research fields

 

International Relations Theories, Security Studies, Common Security and Defence Policy (EU-CSDP)

 

Awards and Grants

 

National Defence Award 1994 (awarded to the best research work in the field)

Individual Research PhD Grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology, Lisbon 2002-2005 (Ref. SFRH/BD/8209/2002) PhD research project ‘Multilevel Role Prescriptions – Portugal, NATO and the CFSP’

Research Team Grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology, Lisbon 2007, Research project ‘Portuguese Armed Forces After the Cold War’ (ISCTE)

Individual Research Post-Doc Grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology, Lisbon 2009 (Ref. SFRH/BPD/46973/2008) research project ‘ESDP Operationalization and Implementation – Competences and Security Performance’

NATO Individual Fellowship 1999-2001 (Ref. IP/D16/2000/006), research project The Transatlantic Link and the European Defence and Security Identity in the Mediterranean Context (NATO-EAPC), available at: http://www.nato.int/acad/fellow/98-00/f98-00-htm

 

Other training courses

•           National Defence Course at the National Defence Institute,(1996)

•           NATO Course on Security and Cooperation in Europe at the NATO School, Germany (1994)

•           NATO Course on Crisis Management at the NATO School, Germany (1993)

 

Professional Experience

 

Since February 2011, Head of the Research Department at the National Defence Institute and Senior Researcher. She coordinates research projects for the National Defence Institute, conducts her own research, teaches in the field of international relations, security studies and European security and defence, organises international and national scientific activities, coordinates expert groups and conducts applied research for the Minister of Defence in support of decision making.

Since January 2011, she is the scientific coordinator at the National Defence Institute of the Expert Group on Common Security and Defence Policy, which held three meetings per year, with the participation of national and international experts.

Since Summer 2011, she is the national representative at the Executive Academic Board, European Security and Defence College, Brussels.

Between September 2008 – December 2010 was Senior Researcher at the Research Centre, National Defence Institute, Lisbon.

September 2006 - September 2008 was Deputy Director of the National Defence Institute, Lisbon.

Between September 2006 - September 2008 was Director of the National Defence Course, a course for security practitioners, at the National Defence Institute, Lisbon.

Between 1996 - September 2006 was Head of the Research Department at the National Defence Institute.

Executive Editor (1998-2008) and Member of the Editorial Board of Nação e Defesa (National Defence Institute’s journal dedicated to International Relations, Strategic and Security studies).

Since November 1994 is researcher at the Research Department (National Defence Institute) in the field of foreign policy, international relations and security studies.

February 1990 - November 1994 worked at the Department of International Relations (Division of Multilateral Relations) at the National Defence Policy Directorate - Ministry of Defence. Fields of expertise: multilateral defence issues, namely in the field of negotiation processes for Disarmament and Arms Control and Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM); monitoring of the implementation of the Vienna Document and the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE); confidence building and security co-operation processes related to the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE - OSCE), NATO’s White Team, the Conference for Security and Co-operation in the Mediterranean (CSCM) and Western European Union.

Representative of the Ministry of Defence (National Defence Policy Directorate) at NATO’s High Level Group meetings in Brussels (1990-1992).

Representative of the Ministry of Defence (National Defence Policy Directorate) at the Western European Union's Special Working Group, Defence Representatives Group (1991- 1992) and at the Mediterranean Group (1992 - 1994)

March 1989 - February 1990 consultant on international affairs at the Cabinet of the Defence Secretary of State.

 

Publications

 

Books

 

Nunes, Isabel Ferreira (2006) Multilevel Role Prescriptions – Portugal, NATO and CFSP, (PhD dissertation) (ISBN 90-365-2402-4).

(1993) The Outline of a Diplomatic Strategy - Portugal in World War II, Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, 1993, 244 pages (Master thesis, published in portuguese).

 

Book chapters

 

Nunes, Isabel Ferreira, 2015 ‘European Security’ (forthcoming)

Nunes, Isabel Ferreira. 2013. " Introduction" in International security – Analytical Perspetives, Coleção Atena, IDN /Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda, 30, 9-14;

Nunes, Isabel Ferreira ‘The European Union in the Context of Global Security –perspetives and practces of external action‘ in Isabel Ferreira Nunes (Coord.) International security – Analytical Perspectives, Coleção Atena, IDN /Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda, vol. 30, 151-192.

(2009) Strategic Variables – Threats and Challenges, National Defence Institute, Anual Review, Ed. Prefacio (published in Portuguese).

(2001) Discourses of Peace and War, in For a Peace Culture, ed. José Manuel Pureza, Lisbon, Quarteto Editora, (published in portuguese).

Nuno Severiano Teixeira, Isabel Ferreira Nunes, José Cervaens Rodrigues, 2000, National

Interest and Globalisation, Lisboa, Edições Cosmos/Instituto da Defesa Nacional, 195 pages

 

Articles

 

(2014) "The future of european security and defence", Nação e Defesa,137, 150-167;

(2013) Isabel Ferreira Nunes & Rita Duarte Armed Forces and military action in Africa, Janus (forthcoming)(in portuguese)

(2013) European Strategy for Africa, Janus (forthcoming) (in portuguese)

(2013) Crisis management in Africa, Janus (forthcoming) (in portuguese)

(2011) Global Cooperation and Coordination – Challenges to International Security, IDN Brief, July (in portuguese).

(2011) Security Culture, Strategic Approach and the Implementation and Operationalization of European Security, Nação e Defesa, nº 127, pp.51-80, (in English).

(2011) ‘Civilian, Normative and Ethical Power Europe’: Role Claims and the EU Discourses European Foreign Affairs Review 16:1-20, (in English).

(2008) ESDP and the Treaty of Lisbon, National Defense Institute Annual Review (in portuguese).

(2007) Strategies of External Participation of Medium and Small European States, Nação e Defesa, nº 118, Autumn-Winter 2007, pp.21-67(in portuguese).

(2006) The Empowerment of the EU’s Second Pillar. A Retrospective View, Nação e Defesa, n.115, pp.195-234 (in portuguese).

(2006) Prescriptive Boundaries of the Atlantic Alliance – Between Normative and Functional Roles, Working Paper, Cadernos do IDN, n.3 (in Portuguese).

(2006) What Changed in the International System, Janus 2007 (Lisbon:UAL) (in portuguese).

(2006) The Darfur Challenge, Newsletter, National Defence Institute, March (in portuguese).

(2006) A Peace Agreement for Darfur, Newsletter nº15, National Defence Institute, September/October (in portuguese).

(2001), The Transatlantic Link and the European Defence and Security Identity in the Mediterranean Context, NATO-EAPC Individual Fellowship, Ref.IP/D16/2000/006, June 30 Available on NATO’s website http://www.nato.int/acad/fellow/98-00/f98-00-htm.

(1999) Portuguese Foreign Policy in Contemporary Era (published in norwegian) Det Latinske Europa: Myte Eller Realitet?, Oslo, Europa-Programmet, pp. 183-217

(1997) The Internal Security Police from 1926 to 1974, Dictionary of History of Portugal, Porto, Figueirinha (in portuguese).

(1996) Regional Conflicts and International Security, Nação e Defesa, nº 80, October-December, pp. l49-172, (in portuguese).

(1996) A New Concept of Multinational Forces - The Combined Joint Task Forces, in: Política Internacional, Vol. l, nº l2, Spring-Summer, pp. l59-176, (in portuguese).

(1996) Portugal and the International Conflicts - Contribute to the Portuguese Military History, Diário de Notícias, 3rd February, pp. 133-144, (in portuguese).

(1995) Portugal and the Second World War (Special issue on the 50th Anniversary of WW II), Vértice, nº 69, November-December, pp. 61-68, (in portuguese).

(1992) The European Architecture of Defence and Security and the Role of International Fora, Nação e Defesa, Ano XVII, nº 64, October-December, pp. 99-115, (in portuguese).

(1990) The Geopolitics of Energy Resources, Estratégia, Vol. I, pp. l45-175, (in portuguese).

(1989) Japan and the Co-prosperity Sphere of Influence, Diário de Notícias, 23 June(in portuguese).

(1989) A German Strategy for Eastern Europe, Diário de Notícias, 21 May, (in portuguese).

(1989) World War II and the Portuguese Case, Diário de Noticias, 19 February, (in portuguese).

 

Policy Papers (published in portuguese)

 

Viana, Vitor (et.al.) 2014. CSDP and December’s European Council, Policy Paper, 7, ISSN: 2182-5289/

ISBN: 978-972-9393-32-7

Viana, Vitor (et.al.) 2014. Portugal and European Defence, Policy Paper, 6, ISSN: 2182-5289 / ISBN: 978972-9393-32-7

Nunes, Isabel Ferreira. 2013. European Cooperation Startegies –Perspetives of Small and MediumPowers, Policy Papers, 4; ISSN: 2182-5289 / ISBN: 978-972-9393-28-0

Nunes, Isabel Ferreira. 2012. Options of Multilateral Cooperation in the European Context, Policy Papers, 2, ISSN: 2182-5289, ISBN: 978-972-9393-25-9

Nunes, Isabel Ferreira.2012. CSDP, Policy Paper, 1, ISSN: 2182-5289 / ISBN: 978-972-9393-24-2

 

Scientific Coordination of journal’s special issues

 

Reflections on Europe, Nação e Defesa, nº 137, 2014, 257pp.

Security and Defence Policy of Small and Medium European States, Nação e Defesa, nº 1118, 2007, 231 pp.

Rethinking NATO, Nação e Defesa, nº 102, 2002, 220 pp.

New Challenges to European Security, Nação e Defesa, nº103, 2002, 286 pp.

From Maastricht to New York- Challenges to European Cohesion, Nação e Defesa, nº100, 2001, 175 pages

Security for the XXI Century, Nação e Defesa, nº 99, 2001, 236 pages

Security and Defence Policy of Small and Medium European States, Nação e Defesa, nº 1118, 2007, 231 pp.pp.

Conflict Prevention and Peace Culture, Nação e Defesa, nº 95/96, 2000, 230 pages

The Nation State in Change, Nação e Defesa, nº 87, 1998, 193 pages

A New Europe and New NATO, Nação e Defesa, nº 84, 1998, 220 pages

 

Reviewer

 

Member of the Editorial Council of the journal Nação e Defesa (National Defense Institute)

External reviewer to the Journal of Common Market Studies (Wiley)

External reviewer to the journal International Relations (Sage)

 

Organisation of scientific activities

 

(2014) Conference Cycle "European Defence" (five conferences):

(2013) "Strategies of European Multilateral Cooperation";

(2012) "Cooperative modles in the domian of defence capabilities” International seminar

(2011) "The impacto f financial crisis to european defence" International seminar

(2010)" Implemnet and operationalize CSDP" International Workshop

Implement and Operationalise CSDP – The tasks ahead, Expert Meeting, The Institute for International Relations – Clingendael, The Hague, July 2010.

Workshop The Portuguese European Union Presidency, National Defence Institute, 2007.

Workshop Security and Energy, National Defence Institute, 2007.

Roundtable The European Union and the Crisis in Lebanon, 2007.

International Seminar Security and Defence Policy of Small and Medium European States, National Defence Institute, 2007.

Roundtable The United Kingdom and the European Union, 2006.

International Conference on Security for the XXI Century, National Defence Institute, 2000.

Seminar on National Interest and Globalisation, National Defence Institute, 1998.

 

Organization and scientific coordination of the Expert Group ‘European Foreign, Security and Defence Policy’, National Defence Institute:

(2014) " Current and Future Prospects of Crisis management";

            "EU-Africa –Perspectives on a strategic partnership" ;

           “Relations EU-US”.

(2013) “The EU crisis management and civilian crisis management”;

            “The European Council of December 2013”;

            "Cooperation relation EU-NATO";

(2012) “Denmark’s foreign, security and defence policy”;

            "Challenges to the EU foreign policy in a contexto of financial crisis”;

(2011) "Pooling & Sharing– Concepts, capabilities and scenarios”;

            "The EEAS and the challenges of global action” ;

            "the EU and the internal external dimensions of security”;

(2010) CFSP and Permanente structured cooperation : what options for Portugal?”;

            "The impact of the UK-France agreement on defense on Permanente Structured Cooperation’.

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