Adérito R. Vicente is currently a PhD researcher in Political Science at the European University Institute (EUI) based in the Department of Political and Social Sciences. 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. His research interests include nuclear disarmament and strategy, European foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy.
He is working on a dissertation provisionally entitled “Explaining EU Nuclear Disarmament policy: when, why and how does it work?”, under the supervision of Professor Ulrich Krotz. Adérito is also 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 knowledge of French. He also has a basic knowledge of Italian and German.