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.