Francisco Proença Garcia
Lieutenant-Colonel Francisco Proença Garcia (Reserve at his request) is Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Institute of Political Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University, Guest Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Instituto Universitário Militar. Among other duties, he served as national representative in the Science and Technology Organization / North Atlantic Treathy Organization (2014-16), Head of the Department of Postgraduate Studies of the Military Academy (2014), Advisor of the Chief of the Army Staff 2011-14); Military Advisor to the Portuguese Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Defense Agency (2008-11), President of the Scientific Council of the Higher Institute of Business Communication (2013); Vice-President of the Army Research Center (2002 and 2014), Planning Officer of the PKF / UNTAET Central Sector Command Headquarters in Timor-Leste (2001). He is currently Secretary General of the International Academy of Portuguese Culture / Ministry of Culture and Director of the Geography Society. It has 10 books and several dozens of published scientific articles in the areas of International Relations, Security Studies and African Studies.