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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). 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 is currently a Visiting Scholar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He’s 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.