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Álvaro de Vasconcelos

from Portugal, was Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies between May 2007 and May 2012. Prior to this, he headed the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (IEEI) in Lisbon, of which he is a co-founder, from 1981 to 2007 where he launched several networks including the Euro-Latin American Forum and EuroMeSCo. As well as being a regular columnist in the Portuguese and international press, he is author and co-editor of many books, articles and reports, notably in the areas of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Euro-Mediterranean relations and on the theme of world order, such as Portugal: A European Story; La PESC: Ouvrir l'Europe au Monde; The European Union, Mercosul and the New World Order; A European Strategy for the Mediterranean; ESPAS Report ‘Global Trends 2030 - Citizens in an Interconnected and Polycentric World’ and Listening to Unfamiliar Voices – The Arab Democratic Wave. Álvaro de Vasconcelos is a Chevalier of the Order of the Légion d’Honneur (France) and a Comendador do Ordem do Rio Branco (Brazil). On leaving the EUISS, he became Visiting Professor with the Instituto de Relações Internacionais da Universidade de São Paulo (IRIUSP).