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André Barrinha is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations. His main research interests include cyber-diplomacy, cybersecurity, international order, technology and security, European security, European foreign policy and International Relations Theory and Security.

Dr. Barrinha is currently working on the role of new technologies in International Relations, with a special focus on cybersecurity. He was awarded, in 2019, a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship to study the emergence of cyber-diplomacy in international relations. 

His work has been published in journals such as Contemporary Security Policy, International Affairs, European Security, Mediterranean Politics, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Common Market Studies and Journal of European Integration. He co-authored International Relations Now and Then (Routledge, 2nd ed.). In 2019, he was awarded the Best Article in Global Affairs Award for a co-authored piece with Thomas Renard on cyber diplomacy and the English School.

He is the current chair of the ISA section Science, Technology and Art in International Relations. He was one of the founders and conveners of the British International Studies Association European Security Working Group (2016-18), and of the UACES RN INTERSECT: Technology-Security-Society interplays in Europe (2017-20).  

Dr Barrinha joined PoLIS in September 2017, having previously worked at Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Coimbra, and the University of Kent, where he concluded his PhD in International Relations in 2010.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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