Luís Valença Pinto
On his military career and among many other assignments, he was Chief of Defense, Chief of the Army Staff, Army Logistics Commander, Director of the National Defense Institute, National Military Representative at the Supreme Allied Headquarters, and Councilor in the Portuguese Delegation to NATO. He was also professor of Strategy and Geopolitics at the Institute of High Military Studies.
After conclusion of his active service in the Armed Forces, he started an academic activity. He is a professor at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and a researcher on its research center (CIEP). Simultaneously he is also a professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, and a researcher on its research unit, OBSERVARE
He has published more than sixty book chapters and articles on Security and Defense issues.
He is a regular speaker in universities and other institutions in Portugal and abroad.
He holds responsibilities on multiple cultural, scientific and social organizations.