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Adérito R. Vicente is a PhD researcher in Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) at the European University Institute (EUI). Doctoral grant financed by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) and complemented by the EUI. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, and a M.A. with distinction in International Relations from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA). 

He is working on a dissertation about EU’s nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation policies, under the supervision of Professor Ulrich Krotz.  Adérito was recently a Visiting Scholar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. He’s involved in the Europe in the World Programme, part of the Global Governance Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. 

Prior to coming to EUI, he held professional and research positions at the European Parliament, NATO,  Lisbon University Institute, Portuguese Presidency of Council of Ministers, and also at the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Furthermore, he has diplomatic experience in the European External Action Service as a political officer.

He is a native Portuguese speaker. Fluent in English and Spanish, with working and conversational knowledge of French and Italian.