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Ana Santos Pinto, Dr

NOVA University of Lisbon, IPRI-NOVA

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Politics & International Relations


Ana Santos Pinto is a regular media commentator in Portugal, working with several print and broadcast media, on topics like EU Foreign & Defense policies and MENA region.

Language Skills

  • Portuguese (mother tongue)
  • English (Proficient)
  • Spanish (Proficient)
  • French (Independent)


Ana Santos Pinto is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Studies - NOVA University of Lisbon, Researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI-NOVA) and Research Fellow in the National Defense Institute (Portugal). Previously, she worked as Research Consultant to the UN Alliance of Civilizations (2008-2010), Advisor of the Ministry of National Defense of Portugal (2006-2009) and Research Assistant at the Portuguese Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Lisbon (2001-2003). Ana Santos Pinto holds a PhD on International Relations and develops her research on identity in International Politics and Security issues, mainly regarding European Union, Middle East and North Africa. She authored various academic publications on EU Security and Defense Policy and MENA Geopolitics and collaborates regularly with Portuguese media.