Paula Duarte Lopes



Paula Duarte Lopes is a Research on Peace Studies (Humanities, Migration and Peace Studies Research Group) and an International Relations Professor at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (FEUC). She holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University with the thesis Water without Borders. She also has a MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from FEUC. She lectures at the undergraduate and graduate programmes in International Relations, including the Masters in Peace, Security and Development Studies and the PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution. She received the 2017 Teaching Award by FEUC. She was the Vice-President of CES Scientific Board (2016-2018). She coordinated the research project "PPWater - Public and private responses to the lack of water supply payments: the Portuguese case" funded by FCT, as well as the team who drafted the Development Education National Strategy (2017-2022). Currently she coordinates the Portuguese team in the project ""e-NOTE - European Network on Teaching Excellence" funded by Erasmus +. Her research interests focus on global interventionism dynamics, including peace missions, development aid politics and international water governance. She conducted research in Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, France, Portugal, Mozambique and Timor-Leste.

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Teixeira, Ana Margarida; Lopes, Paula Duarte (2021), The Contribution of Tourism to Peacebuilding Processes. The Case of African Peace Parks, in Jorge Tavares da Silva, Zélia Breda, Fabio Carbone (org.), Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. IGI Global, 87-107

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Pureza, José Manuel; Freire, Maria Raquel; Lopes, Paula Duarte (orgs.) (2020), A Multidimensionalidade da Paz: Dinâmicas de Política Internacional e Resolução de Conflitos. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra

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Article in Scientific journal

Lopes, Paula Duarte (2020), "Affordability and Disconnections Challenges in Implementing the Human Right to Water in Portugal", Water, 12, 3, 684

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