Maria Raquel Freire

Contacts
rfreire@fe.uc.pt

Biography

Maria Raquel Freire, PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent, UK, in 2002, is researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. She is the Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Coimbra (Peace Relations, Ontologies and Narratives in Europe: EU and its Eastern Neighbours | PRONE). She is also Visiting Professor in the Post-Graduate Programme in International Relations, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. She is President of the Assembly of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, and a member of the Scientific Council for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Her research interests focus on peace studies, particularly peacekeeping and peacebuilding; foreign policy, international security, European Union, Russia and the post-Soviet space. She has published extensively on these topics.


Latest Publications

Book

Freire, Maria Raquel; Lopes, Paula Duarte; Nascimento, Daniela; Simão, Licínia (orgs.) (2022), EU Global Actorness in a World of Contested Leadership. Policies, Instruments and Perceptions. Cham: Springer International Publishing

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Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel (2022), Power and Security in the Mediterranean Global South and at the Eastern EU Borders: Russia in Syria and Ukraine, in Stefania Panebianco (org.), Border Crises and Human Mobility in the Mediterranean Global South. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 67-89

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Book Chapter

Freire, Maria Raquel; Lopes, Paula Duarte (2022), Peace and Conflict Resolution Organizations, in Helmut K. Anheier e Stefan Toepler (org.), International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York: Springer

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