The Team

Scientific Coordinators

Dr. William Hasselberger is a Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of Portugal and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.  He received his Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Virginia in 2012, after which he held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.William’s current research concerns philosophical anthropology, or the philosophy of human nature, moral character and agency, as understood by both Classical and modern thinkers. Show MoreHe is currently researching the nature of the ethical and civic virtues: character traits such as justice, courage, moderation, and wisdom. In particular, he is studying the relation of virtues to tacit practical knowledge and skill (forms of knowledge that cannot be ‘told’ or codified in systematic theories or propositions), how shared traditions of skillful practice enable the formation and transmission of virtues, and the role that virtues play in human well-being and the good life.  Related to this, William is concerned with identifying and contesting contemporary practices and styles of thinking that stifle the development of ethical virtues and that impede the sculpting of fulfilling and meaningful human lives and well-ordered human communities. William’s work has appeared in journals such as The European Journal of Philosophy, Social Theory and Practice, Philosophy, The Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Utilitas, and The Hedgehog Review.  He now lives in Lisbon, Portugal, and also speaks fluent Portuguese. For more information click here.

Lieutenant-Colonel Francisco Proença Garcia (in reserve at his request) is an Associate Professor with Aggregation at the Institute of Political Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University, Guest Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Instituto Universitário Militar. Among other duties, he served as national representative in the Science and Technology Organization / North Atlantic Treaty Organization (2014-16), Head of the Department of Postgraduate Studies of the Military Academy (2014), Advisor of the Chief of the Army Staff (2011-14). Show MoreMilitary Advisor to the Portuguese Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Defence Agency (2008-11), President of the Scientific Council of the Higher Institute of Business Communication (2013); Vice-President of the Army Research Center (2002 and 2014), Planning Officer of the PKF / UNTAET Central Sector Command Headquarters in Timor-Leste (2001). Dr. Proença Garcia has authored 10 books and several dozens of published scientific articles in the areas of International Relations, Security Studies and African Studies. For more information click here.


The Research Team


Support Team

Ana Sofia Mendes

Raquel Gatta

Michelle Lobo