Associate Professor

Deputy Director of Institute of Global and Public Affairs

Contact Information

Tel: +853 8822 4536
Office: Room 4051, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (E21B)


  • 2022: Habilitation Diploma in International Studies (ISCTE-University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 2016: Postdoc in B&R Studies (University of Macau, China)
  • 2015: Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law, Peking University and IIEM, China.
  • 2011: International Law Advanced Diploma (Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI, Italy).
  • 2010: Political Science and International Relations Ph.D. Degree (Catholic University of Portugal).
  • 2003: Political Science and International Relations Master Degree (Catholic University of Portugal).
  • 2001: War College Graduate (IAEM, Portugal).
  • 1997: Law Degree (University Autónoma of Lisbon, Portugal).
  • 1989: Military Sciences Degree (Army Military Academy, Portugal).
  • People’s Republic of China (Belt and Road Initiative)
  • Portuguese-speaking Countries
  • International Relations & Geopolitics
  • (2018) Steps of Greatness: The Geopolitics of OBOR, University of Macau;
  • (2019–co-authorship) The Challenges, Development and Promise of Timor-Leste, City University of Macau;
  • (2020–co-authorship) The Belt and Road Initiative: An Old Archetype of a New Development Model, Palgrave Macmillan;
  • (2021–co-authorship) Geopolitics of Iran, Palgrave Macmillan;
  • (2022–co-authorship) The Handbook of Special Economic Zones, IGI Global;
  • (2023–co-authorship) Disentangled Visions on Higher Education: Preparing the Generation Next, Peter Lang Publishers;
  • (2023–co-authorship) The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization with Chinese Characteristics, Palgrave Macmillan;
  • (2023–co-authorship) Changing the paradigm of energy geopolitics: Resources and pathways in the light of global climate challenges. Peter Lang Publishers;
  • (2023–co-authorship) Portuguese-speaking Small Island Developing States: The development journeys of Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Timor-Leste. Palgrave Macmillan.
Professor Francisco José BERNARDINO DA SILVA LEANDRO (https:// 0000- 0002-1443- 5828) is currently an Associate Professor of Department of Government and Pubic Administration. Francisco José Leandro received a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the Catholic University of Portugal in 2010. In 2014, 2017, and 2020, he was awarded the Institute of European Studies in Macau Academic Research Grant, which is a major component of the Asia-Europe Comparative Studies Research Project. From 2014 to 2018, he was the program coordinator at the Institute of Social and Legal Studies, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau, China. From 2018 to 2023 he was the associate dean of the Institute for Research on Portuguese-Speaking Countries at the City University of Macau (China). Francisco is a member of OBSERVARE (Observatory of Foreign Relations), which was founded in 1996 as a center for studies in international relations at the Autonomous University of Lisbon, Portugal.