Lívia Franco is a Professor and Senior Researcher at IEP-UCP. Areas of interest: Contemporary International Politics, Security and Defense Issues, and Democracy Studies. Since 2010 she is also an Associate Researcher at the European Center for Foreign Relations (ECFR).

Lívia Franco earned her PhD in Political Science at IEP-UCP and her MA in International Relations from Leuven University. She was a PhD student at Boston College and a visiting scholar at Brown University, as well as the recipient of FCT, FLAD and Fulbright Scholarships. 

Lívia Franco is a frequent commentator on International Affairs at the Portuguese media.


European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2013


European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2012

Book Chapter

Os Portugueses e a Segurança Internacional: Percepções em 2009-2010

Lívia Franco 2012. Estratégia

Pensar a Democracia com Tocqueville


European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2010


A Nato aos 60: a travessia do Rubicão

Lívia Franco 2010. Política Internacional e Segurança

The Spectre of a Multipolar Europe

Book Chapter

Tocqueville, a Democracia e a Guerra

Lívia Franco 2009. Os Grandes Mestres da Estratégia
Book Chapter

Tocqueville e o “olhar democrático” sobre a Guerra

Lívia Franco 2008. Representações