Ricardo Sousa holds a PhD awarded by the International Institute of Social Studies, Rotterdam University, the Netherlands, in the field of International Relations and Political Science.
During his PhD, he was a member of the Research School on Peace and Conflict in Norway, organized by Oslo University, by the Peace Research Institute Oslo and by the Norwegian University for Science and Technology.
He holds a Master in Development by the Eastern and African Studies, London University, an advanced studies diploma on African Studies by the Centre for African Studies, Lisbon University Institute, and a Bachelor degree in Management from the Lisbon University Institute.
He has worked as a researcher in Portugal, in United Nations agencies in East Timor and Guyana, and as a management consultant in Portugal.
His research interests include Peace and War Studies from a multidisciplinary approach and using mixed research methods. His research topics include civil wars and other forms of political violence, the “resource curse”, external interventions and international organizations with security mandate. He has authored papers on the African region, the Horn of Africa, Angola, Somalia, the United Nations and the African Union.
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