Samuel Paiva Pires

SPP_fotosamuelppires@gmail.com

Education
PhD in Social Sciences, specialization in Political Science, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP) – University of Lisbon. Thesis: “Tradição, razão e mudança”;
Master in Political Science, specialization in Political Theory, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP) – Technical University of Lisbon. Dissertation: “Do Conceito de Liberdade em F. A. Hayek”;
Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP) – Technical University of Lisbon. Internship report: “O lugar do Brasil na Política Externa Portuguesa”.

Main Research Areas
Political Theory; International Relations Theory; Foreign Policy; Diplomacy.

Professional and Academic Experience
Guest Assistant Professor, University of Beira Interior (UBI) (since 2017);
Collaborator Researcher, Centre for Administration and Public Policies (CAPP), Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (since 2010);
Institutional Affairs and Office of the CEO Manager of the Five Thousand Miles (2016- 17);
Manager of the Friendship & Business Association Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nigeria Portugal (2013-17);
Project Manager of the Blue Flag of Europe Association (ABAE) (2009-12);
Internship at the Embassy of Portugal in Brazil.

Participation in Projects
PhD Researcher of the Political Observatory;
Member of the American Political Science Association;
Member of the International Studies Association;
Member of the Association for Political Theory;
Member of the Association for Political Thought;
Member of the Portuguese Atlantic Youth Association (2006-12), President of the Direction (2008-11);
Member of the Direction of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (2008-11), President (2011).

Awards
Participant of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the US Department of State (2012);
1st place in the Best Student Awards of the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) (2011);
Merit Scholarship granted by the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) (2009);
Scholarship of Portuguese-Brazilian Mobility granted by Santander Totta to study 1 semester at the University of Brasília (UnB).

Publications
“A teoria da decisão em Maquiavel”, in Portuguese Journal of Political Science, No. 7, 2017;
“A crise do euro e o trilema do futuro da União Europeia”, in Portuguese Journal of Political Science, No. 4, 2014, pp. 33-55;
“A Nigéria no Shatterbelt da África Subsariana: uma análise geopolítica e geoestratégica”, in Military Review, No. 2553, October 2014, pp. 833-855. Available at http://www.revistamilitar.pt/artigo.php?art_id=962;
“Perceptions and Misperceptions of Portuguese Youngsters on NATO” in Luís Nuno Rodrigues and Volodymyr Dubovyk (eds.), Perceptions of NATO and the New Strategic Concept, Amsterdam, IOS Press, 2011.

Communications
2017 (3rd February): “Tradição, razão e mudança”, International Congress of Political Psychology, University of Lisbon School of Law (FDUL);
2014 (17th October): “The euro crisis and the trilemma of the future of the European Union”, International Conference Plunging Into Turmoil: Social Sciences and the Crisis, ISCSP-UL;
2013 (15th May): “As relações entre Portugal e os Estados Unidos da América”, open class within the class of Portuguese Foreign Policy, taught to the 3rd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, by invitation of Professor Raquel Patrício, ISCSP-UTL;
2012 (17th October): “O papel da tradição em face do racionalismo moderno e do relativismo pós-moderno”, open class within the class of Contemporary Political Problems, taught to the 1st year of the Master’s Degree in International Relations, by invitation of Professor Nuno Canas Mendes, ISCSP-UTL;
2012 (29th November): “Democracia, Regime Político e Cidadania em Portugal no século XXI”, conference promoted by Causa Real, School-Museum João de Deus;
2012 (22nd July): “Insight to Portuguese culture and Portugal’s role in developing the transatlantic link”, 17th Portuguese Atlantic Youth Seminar, Air Base 1 – Portuguese Air Force Academy, Sintra;
2012 (23rd June): “Um retrato do centrismo político em Portugal: possíveis pontes comparativas”, co-author with Bruno Bernardes, Portugal In the Last Two Centuries -International Graduate Conference on Portuguese Modern and Contemporary History, ISCTE-IUL;
2012 (3rd March): “Do Conceito de Liberdade em F. A. Hayek”, VI Congress of the Portuguese Political Science Association, ISCSP-UTL;
2012 (2nd March): “Ministério das Finanças – a reforma organizacional sob um olhar politológico”, co-author, VI Congress of the Portuguese Political Science Association, ISCSP-UTL;
2012 (14th February): “Do Conceito de Liberdade em F. A. Hayek”, 1st Workshop: The Social Sciences Research at ISCSP, ISCSP-UTL;
2011 (26th November): “Liberalismo: entre o conservadorismo e o socialismo”, 1st Conference of Classic Liberalism promoted by the Causa Liberal, Coimbra;
2011 (27th May): “A promoção da Democracia no Norte de África pela União Europeia” – Thematic Dinner “Europa à Mesa”, by invitation of the European Youth Parliament (EYP) Portugal;
2011 (3rd May): “Democracia e Direitos Humanos” – Conference of the Human Rights Nucleus, ISCSP-UTL;
2011 (21st January) “The Multidimensionality of Popular Attitudes Towards Parties in Portugal: Some Contextual and Individual Explanations”, Distrust and Democracy – 43rd Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association, University of Jyväskylä, Finland;
2010 (3rd December) – “Pensamento Político de Friedrich A. Hayek”, lecture within the class of Political Theory, taught to the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, by invitation of Professor José Adelino Maltez, ISCSP-UTL;
2010 (28th July) – “International Security and the Challenges ahead for NATO”, 15th Portuguese Atlantic Youth Seminar, Air Base 1 – Portuguese Air Force Academy, Sintra;
2010 (25th May) – “A adesão de Portugal às Comunidades Europeias”, lecture within the class of Portuguese Foreign Policy, taught to the 3rd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, by invitation of Professor Raquel Patrício, ISCSP-UTL;
2010 (18th May) – “Perceptions and Misperceptions of Portuguese Youngsters on NATO”, Advanced Research Workshop – “Perceptions of NATO: a balance 60 years after”, ISCTE-IUL;
2010 (4th March) – “O lugar do Brasil na Política Externa Portuguesa”, V Congress of the Portuguese Political Science Association, University of Aveiro;
2009 (9th November) – “Vida e Obra de Friedrich A. Hayek”, lecture within the class of Political Theory, taught to the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, by invitation of Professor José Adelino Maltez, ISCSP-UTL;
2009 (2nd August) – “Outcome of Strasbourg/Kehl Summit”, 14th Portuguese Atlantic Youth Seminar, Portuguese Naval School, Lisbon Naval Base, Alfeite.