Maria do Céu Pinto

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"Associate Professor with “Agregação” in “International Politics” at UMinho. She’s responsible for and supervise the overall functioning of the NEPAS project. She has taught International Organizations courses (which includes the EU), as well as courses on the Middle East and Islam, University of Minho. She has published several books and many articles on Middle Eastern politics, US-Middle Eastern policy and European-Mediterranean politics. She is the author of the following books: Islamist and Middle Eastern Terrorism: A Threat to Europe?, Centro Militare di Studi Strategici (CeMISS)/Rubbettino, Rome, 2004; Political Islam and the United States: A Study of U.S. Policy Towards the Islamist Movements in the Middle East, Ithaca Press, Reading, 1999 and Islam in Europe [in Portuguese: O Islão na Europa], Lisbon, Ed. Prefácio, 2006. She is about to publish a book on O Islão na Europa face ao Islão Global: desafios e tensões [in English: Islam in Europe Against the Backdrop of Global Islam: Challenges and Tensions]. She also authored: Human Rights in the UE and the Arab World, in Laura Leonardi (ed.), Opening the European Box: Towards a New Sociology of Europe, Florence, Firenze University Press, 2008. She is a past Visiting Professor at the University of Pisa, where she carried out research on “The Mediterranean and Islam in Europe”. She is responsible for the research group in “Middle Eastern and North African Studies” within the Portuguese Political Science Association. Her main branches of research concerns International Organizations, International Relations of the Middle East, Islamic culture and politics, and Euro-Mediterranean relations. One of her areas of expertise, in terms of European Studies, is on Islam and Europe and Euro-Mediterranean relations (a course of the MA in European Studies, UMinho)." [1]

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  1. New European Policies to Face the Arab Spring Staff, organizational web page, accessed August 26, 2017.