Francisco Leandro

PhD Researcher

Integrated Researcher of OBSERVARE, Francisco Leandro has a PhD in Political Science & International Relations from Catholic University of Portugal, an Advanced Diploma in International Law – Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale & Institute of International Humanitarian Law (Milan, Italy), an Advanced Diploma in Military Science – Instituto de Altos Estudos Militares (War College – IAEM), an University Degree in Law from Autónoma University of Lisbon, an University Degree in Military and Social Sciences -from Portuguese Army Military Academy (Lisbon), and a NATO Legal Advisor & Public Relations Advisor Diploma from the NATO School, Oberammergau (Germany). In 2015, he was awarded the Pearl River Delta Academy of International Trade and Investment Law Diploma (PRAIA) Peking University/IEEM.

Between January 2013 and July 2018, he was Assistant Professor at University of Saint Joseph – President of Faculty of Creative Industries Pedagogical Council (2014-2016), Secretary of Scientific Council (2016-2017), and Visiting Professor at Institute of European Studies in Macau (2013-2018). From 2016 to 2018 he held the position of Institute of Social and Legal Studies program coordinator at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Saint Joseph – Macau, China. In 2017 he completed his postdoc research at the University of Macau on the Belt and Road Initiative. He is currently an Associate Professor with habilitation and Associate Dean at the Institute for Research on Portuguese-Speaking Countries, City University Macau, China. His most recent books, published in 2018, 2019, 2020 are respectively titled: Steps of Greatness – The Geopolitics of OBOR (University of Macau); The Challenges, Development and Promise of Timor-Leste (City University of Macau); and The Belt and Road Initiative: An Old Archetype of a New Development Model (Palgrave, Macmillan).

As a former Portuguese Army Officer (from 1989-2012), he was awarded the European Union Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, D. Afonso Henriques Medal, 2nd Class of Military Value Medal, and Portuguese Army Distinguished Services Medal, and also with 11 national and international commendations.

Francisco Leandro is a regular contributor to Newspaper Tribuna de Macau, Macau link, TDM (Macau TV) as commentator on international affairs, and an occasional contributor to China Daily HK Edition, Macau Business Magazine and the Magazine Chinese Social Sciences Today.

Publicações mais recentes

Duarte, P.; Leandro, F; Martínez-Galán, E. (Editors) (2022). The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization with Chinese Characteristics. Singapore. Palgrave Macmillan.

Leandro, F.; Oberoi, R. (Editors) (2022). Disentangled vision on higher education: Preparing the generation next. Peter Lang Publishers.

Peng, I. K.; Leandro, F., Beja, C. e Lu, Y. (Editors) (2022). China, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe: From sporadic bilateral exchanges to a comprehensive multilateral platform. City Institute for Research on Portuguese-speaking countries.

P. Figueiredo, F. Leandro, & Y. Li (Editors) (2021). Handbook of Research on Special Economic Zones as Regional Development Enablers, IGI Global.

Francisco José Leandro / Yiachao Li. The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Conventional Jurisdiction in Commercial Disputes – The case of China an APSC. Revista Internacional de Arbitragem e Conciliação. VOL. XVI 2021

Leandro, F. J., & Leou, E. C. (2021). The cyber classroom: Academic governance and sustainability in the 2020 pandemic context [Special issue]. Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review, 5(1), 131-142. 

Leandro, F. J. (2021). Tourism as an Instrument of Cultural De-bordering and Economic Connectivity: The Case of Macau. In da Silva, J. T., Breda, Z., & Carbone, F. (Eds.), Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (pp. 148-163). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-5053-3.ch009 and and 

Leandro, Francisco José B. S., Branco, Carlos, Caba-Maria, Flavius (Eds.) (2021). The Geopolitics of IranPalgrave Macmillan. URL: 

Leandro, Francisco José B. S..; Santos, Pedro Paulo dos.; Li, Yichao (editors) (2021). China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries: Small islands States – From sporadic bilateral exchanges to a comprehensive multilateral platform. Macau: City University of Macau. ISBN 978-99981-956-3-9 – 

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