Manuel Poêjo Torres

Manuel Poejo TorresHybrid Warfare Subject Matter Expert and a Researcher Fellow in the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal (IEP-UCP), where he is pursuing his PhD in Political Science, Security and Defence.

In 2011, Mr Torres graduated from the University of Reading (UK) with an MA in Strategic Studies. Under the direct supervision of Professor Colin S. Gray, he developed his thesis on Planetary Defence Strategy.

Professionally, Mr Torres has served NATO as a consultant since 2013 and authored several high-visibility Allied Joint Exercises within the NATO Joint Warfare Centre.

He has served NATO HQ’s International Staff as a member of the Defence Investment Division and as the Capability Delivery Coordinator. Mr Torres had the privilege of serving on the Capability Defence Executive Board, chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO, as its Secretary.

Most recently, Mr Torres supported the core mission of the Joint Analysis Lessons Learned Centre as a research analyst for strategic and operational projects.