Prof. Luis Tomé is Associate Professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa where he is currently Director of the Department of International Relations, Scientific Coordinator of the research unit OBSERVARE-Observatory of Foreign Relations and coordinator of the PhD in International Relations: Geopolitics and Geoeconomics.
He has also been Visiting Professor at the Portuguese Military University Institute, the National Defense Institute (IDN) and the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security (ISCPSI), as well abroad at La Sapienza-Universitá di Roma-Italy, Academy of Social Sciences and Technology (ACITE) of Angola, and Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara-Turkey.
From November 2015 to October 2017, Prof. Luis Tomé was Special Adviser for International Relations and Fighting Terrorism of the Portuguese Minister of Home Affairs. Previously, he was also a visiting professor at the East Timor National Defense Institute (2014) and the University of Coimbra (2011-2012); a NATO Researcher (author of the 2000 report “Russia and NATO’s Enlargement); and Advisor to the Vice-President of the European Parliament (1999 – 2004).
Prof. Tomé earned a Doctorate/PhD in International Relations from the Universidade de Coimbra, a Master in Strategy by Universidade de Lisboa, and a Graduation in International Relations by Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
His main areas of research work and expertise are International Relations, Geopolitics and Security Studies particularly in Euro-Atlantic, Asia-Pacific and Eurasia regions.
He is author and co-author of a dozen books and numerous articles and essays published.
Prof. Luis Tomé has been a regular speaker at high-level conferences and workshops in the country and abroad, and a regular commentator on security and international politics at the media.