Raquel Vaz-Pinto joined the Centre as Research Associate in October 2016. She is a Researcher of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations of University Nova of Lisbon and Professor of Asian Studies at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the same university. She was President of the Portuguese Political Science Association from 2012 to 2016.
Currently, she is President of the Editorial Board of IDL-Instituto Amaro da Costa and member of the National Political Commission of CDS. Her research has focused on Chinese foreign policy and strategy; US Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy in particular regarding the Asia-Pacific; Freedom of Religion; Football and International Relations; and attitudes of Portuguese society regarding international politics.
Her articles have been published, amongst others, in the Brazilian Journal of International Politics and The American Interest online. Her latest book, Administração Hillary [Administration Hillary], co-authored with Bernardo Pires de Lima, focuses on the strategy and foreign policy of Hillary Clinton.