Hybrid Warfare Subject Matter Expert and a Researcher Fellow in the Research Centre of the Institute for Political Studies (CIEP) of the Catholic University of Portugal (IEP-UCP).
He is a PhD Candidate in Political Science, Security and Defence at IEP-UCP.
In 2011, Mr Torres graduated from the University of Reading with an M.A. in Strategic Studies. Under the direct supervision of Professor Colin S. Gray, Manuel developed his thesis on Planetary Defence Strategy.
Professionally, Mr Torres serves NATO 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 member of the Defence Investment Division, as the Capability Delivery Coordinator. Mr Torres also served as the Secretary to the Capability Defence Executive Board, chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.