Vítor Ramon Fernandes

VMRFvitor.fernandes60@gmail.com

Education
PhD in International Relations, in the area of specialization of History and Theory of International Relations (2014) Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon;
National Defence Course, Instituto de Defesa Nacional (IDN) (2005-2006);
MSc in Business Administration, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon (2006);
MBA in Business Administration, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon (2003);
Master in Economics, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom (1986);
B.A in Economics, at the Faculty of Economics, New University of Lisbon (1984).

Main Research Areas
International Relations Theory; International Order; Transatlantic Relations; International Security; External Policy and Regional Conflicts.

Filiations
PhD Researcher at Political Observatory;
Member of the APCP – Portuguese Association for Political Science.

Professional and Academic Experience
Occasional commentator on RTP 3 and SIC NOTÍCIAS on topics of International Economic Policy and International Affairs/ International Security;
Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge University and Researcher at the Department of Politics and International Studies, where he taught the seminar “Globalization, Democratization and Informalization” (2015) and was a Visiting Professor (2015-16);
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Lusíada University of Lisbon;
Partner of Somercrest Capital Partners, Ltd. (2008-10) and Director/Board Member of Somercrest Industrial Holdings, SGPS, SA (2010-14);
Managing Director of the Technical University of Lisbon, responsible for non-academic areas: Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, External Relations, Property Management, Logistics, Planning and Documentation, Academic Affairs and Social Services (2007-2008);
Between 2004 and 2007 held several management positions in EMPORDEF – EMPRESA PORTUGUESA DE DEFESA, SGPS, SA, including, Director/Board Member of OGMA – INDÚSTRIA AERONÁUTICA DE PORTUGAL, SA;
Was a management consultant at McKINSEY & Company and A.T. KEARNEY Portugal;
Started his career at JP Morgan, as an economist and Associate and was later (1991) promoted to Vice-President (1988-1994);
Tutor in the subject of Economics Part 2 at the University of Cambridge, Jesus College, where he was a Graduate Visiting Student and member of Robinson College (1986/1987);
Teaching Assistant in the subject of Economics I & II at the University of Kent at Canterbury (1986-1988).

Participation in Projects
Participation in the “C4 International Meetings” (France, Italy, Spain and Portugal), Madrid (22 to 24 May 2006), on Mediterranean security, with the subject “A Security Community in the Western Mediterranean” at the time when was participating in the National Defence Course at the Instituto de Defesa Nacional. Led the Portuguese delegation integrated in the group with the sub-theme “The C4 Countries perspective regarding the establishment of a security community in the Western Mediterranean.”

Publications
Paz e Guerra em Raymond Aron – Ontologia e Epistemologia da Ordem Internacional. Lisboa: Edições Instituto da Defesa Nacional, 2016;
“Idealism and Realism in IR: An ontological debate”, JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, 2016, Vol. 7, Nº 2 (November 2016-April 2017), pp. 14-25;
“Ontologia e Epistemologia da Ordem Internacional em Raymond Aron”, Relações Internacionais, IPRI, 45, Mar: 2015, pp. 111-122;
“As antinomias políticas e a constituição da ordem internacional segundo Raymond Aron”, Portuguese Journal of Political Science no. 3, Political Observatory, 2013, pp. 135-141;
“Raymond Aron: Um construtivista ‘avant la lettre’?”, Working Paper #42, march 2014, Political Observatory;
“A Natureza do Poder em Raymond Aron”, Portuguese Journal of Political Science Nbr. 0, of the Political Observatory, 2010, pp. 19-22;
“A Indústria de Defesa, Inovação e Competitividade”, Revista Nação e Defesa, of the Instituto de Defesa Nacional, nbr. 117, 3rd Series, Summer 2007, pp. 65-89;
“On Exchange Rate Dynamics”, Estudos de Economia of ISEG, Vol. III, No. 3, Apr-Jun, 1988, pp. 237-250, based on his master’s thesis presented at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Conferences/Seminars
“As Novas Guerras, Intervenção Humanitária e a Responsabilidade de Proteger”, Military Academy, Amadora, 4th may 2016.
“Raymond Aron e o Terceiro Debate nas Relações Internacionais”, VIII Congress of the Portuguese Association of Political Science (APCP), FCSH-UNL in Lisbon, 10th to12th march 2016, integrated on the panel “Teoria das RI: terceiro debate e perspetivas críticas”, 11th march.
“Raymond Aron e o Papel da Guerra e da Violência na Sociedade Internacional”, in co-authorship with Prof. Doutor António Horta Fernandes, VIII Congress of the Portuguese Association of Political Science (APCP), FCSH-UNL in Lisbon, 10th to 12th march 2016, integrated on the panel “Teoria das RI: terceiro debate e perspetivas críticas”, 11th march.
“Aron’s Political Antinomies and the Constitution of the International Order”, Lunchtime Seminar Series, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, 13th may 2015.
“The Nature of Power in Raymond Aron”, presented in the Department of Politics and International Studies and organized by the Cambridge International Studies Association (CISA), University of Cambridge, 7th may 2015.
“Security in the Western Mediterranean: an overview of the major challenges”, as part of the Spring Research School organized by Observatório Político and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs de Georgia Tech, 15 & 19-20th May 2014, Lisbon, 19th may.