Adérito Vicente is a political scientist whose research and teaching interests are focused on European foreign and security policy, nuclear politics, and transatlantic relations.
He received a Ph.D. and MRes in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. His doctoral thesis, titled “The EU’s foreign policy in the field of nuclear disarmament: How does it work and why does it often not work?”, was funded by a doctoral scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) which was further complemented by the EUI. Additionally, he has a MA and BA in Political Science and International Relations from the NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal.
Currently, Dr. Vicente holds positions as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Odesa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP), Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (WMCES) and a PhD Researcher at Political Observatory (Observatório Político). He has also previously held a number of prestigious academic positions, including Adjunct Professor at James Madison University’s M.A. program in European Union Policy Studies in Florence, Italy, Visiting Scholar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey (California), and PhD Researcher with the ‘Europe in the World’ Programme, at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (Florence, Italy).
Prior to his academic pursuits, Dr. Vicente also held professional and diplomatic positions at esteemed institutions such as the European Parliament, NATO, European External Action Service, and the Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Division of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Vicente is a native speaker of Portuguese and is also fluent in English and Spanish, with working and conversational knowledge of French and Italian.