Carmen Amado Mendes

Professional Experience

Current Professional Situation

President of the Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre (since 2020)
Associate Professor of International Relations with tenure, accredited at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra (FEUC)

Professional Experience at FEUC (since 2005)

Elected Member of the Scientific Council (between 2018 and 2020)
Academic Coordinator of the Office of International Relations of FEUC (between 2015 and 2020)
Responsible of International Relations for the Access to Higher Education for the Over 23 Years (between 2015 and 2020)
Coordinator of the Internships and Career Opportunities for the students of International Relations of FEUC (between 2007 and 2009 and between 2014 and 2020)
Coordinator of the Bachelor, Master and the Department of International Relations of FEUC (between 2009 and 2011)
Coordinator of the Mobility programmes for the students of International Relations of FEUC (between 2007 and 2009)
Subjects taught at the 2nd cycle of studies (since 2007): Research Seminar (from 2008/2009 until 2011/2012 and 2013/2014); Regional Actors and Dynamics (from 2007/2008 until 2010/2011); Methodology (since 2007/2008)
Subjects taught at the 1st cycle of studies (since 2006): Contemporary China (since 2012/2013, in Portuguese and in English); Introduction to Diplomacy (since 2008/2009); Geopolitics and Geostrategy (from 2006/2007 until 2011/2012); Europe-China Dialogue (2006/2007); International Negotiation (since 2005/2006, in Portuguese and in English)
Organization of annual research visits to institutions that give complementary briefings to the program contents of the curricular units lectured
Organization of the participation of FEUC's students in the elective course of "War and Peace" and in the Study Visit "Contemporary Perspectives", 1st Infantry Regiment of Tavira, University of Algarve (2011)
Offer of the e-learning course "Introduction to NATO" with the support of the Portuguese Atlantic Committee, and organization of an annual visit to the NATO Headquarters in Brussels to the best students (between 2007 and 2011)
Creation and organization of the Geopolitics Workshops at national nevel, in partnership with the Autonomous University of Lisbon and the Portuguese Joint Command and Staff, and with the suport of the Intervention Brigada of Coimbra (between 2008 and 2010)

Visiting Position in Foreign Universities

Invited Professor at the University of Lyon 3 (Jean Moulin), L'Institut d'Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, France (2013/2014 academic year)
Invited Professor at the University of Macau, Department of Government and Public Administration (2011/2012 academic year)
Invited Professor of the Máster en Estudios de Asia Oriental at the University of Salamanca, Spain (between 2008 and 2011). Subjects lectured: Relaciones Internacionales en Asia Oriental; Política Exterior Española hacia Asia Oriental
Invited Professor of the 21st Summer Course of Portuguese Languages and Culture of the University of Macau and of the Master in Portuguese Language and Culture of the Portuguese Department of the University of Macau (2005/2006 academic year). Subject lectured: The East-West DIalogue on Contemporary Culture.

Other Professional Experiences

Co-founder of ChinaLink, Consultores, Lda. - Company offering consultancy services for commercial activities into the Chinese market, Lisbon (between 2005 and 2007)
Consultant for the Chinese market for the companies FB Lda., Lisbon; Herdade do Meio, Portel, Portugal (between 2004 and 2005)
Monitor of the Bachelor degree in International Relations, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal (1998/1999 academic year). Subject lectured: Economy and Social Change in the Asia-Pacific Region
Trainee at the International Institute for Democracy, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France (between 1997 and 1998)
Trainee at the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France (between 1996 and 1998)