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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). 

His thesis is on The EU’s foreign policy in the field of nuclear disarmament: how does it work and why does it often not work?, under the supervision of Professor Ulrich Krotz.  Adérito was a Visiting Scholar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. He was until recently an Adjunct Professor at the James Madison University’s M.A. program in European Union Policy Studies (EUPS) in Florence. He was 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,  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. 

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