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PDI-Ajudant Doctor/A
Coordinador/a de Mobilitat
Department: Constitutional Law, Political and Administrative Sciences
Facultad de Derecho Campus Tarongers Edificio Departamental Occidental Despacho C-10 46022 Valencia

Dr Clara PORTELA teaches Political Science at the Law School of the University of Valencia, having previously served as a professor at Singapore Management University and as a research fellow with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris. Her research focuses on multilateral sanctions, arms control and EU foreign policy. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and an MA from the Free University of Berlin. She is the recipient of the THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration. Clara Portela was the inaugural Konrad Adenauer Visiting Scholar at Carleton University's Centre for European Studies in Ottawa, Canada. Previously, she has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, SciencesPo Grenoble, SciencesPo Lyon, SciencesPo Paris, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo and the University of Innsbruck. She has consulted for the European Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan, and civil society organisations like Transparency International, Democracy Reporting, Civil Forum for Asset Recovery and Small Arms Survey. Recently, she advised the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on the criminalisation of sanctions violations (SOC 739 procedure). 

Recent publications include: 

Borzyskowski, I./ C. Portela, Global Governance from Below. Regional sanctions as drivers of UN sanctions, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2023,

Portela, C./ A. Charron, The evolution of databases in the age of targeted sanctions, International Studies Review, 25(1), 2023,

Onderco, M./ C. Portela, External drivers of EU differentiated cooperation: How change in the nuclear nonproliferation regime affects member states alignment, Contemporary Security Policy, 44(1) (2023), 150–175.

Portela, C., The changing nature of CFSP sanctions, in A. Kellerhals, T. Baumgartner and C. Reber (eds) European Integration Perspectives in Times of Global Crises, Europa Institut, Zurich (2023), pp. 73-87.

Charron, A./ C. Portela (eds.) Multilateral Sanctions Revisited, Montreal: McGill Queens University Press, 2022.

Portela, C./ JL. Romanet Perroux, UN Sanctions and Mediation in Libya: Synergy or obstruction?, Global Governance 28(2) (2022), 228-250.

Portela, C./ T. Van Laer, The design and impact of individual sanctions: Evidence from elites in Côte d’Ivoire and Zimbabwe, Politics and Governance, 10(1) (2022), 26–35.

Portela, C., EU-Sanktionen gegen Russland: Ein Überblick über Evaluierungspraxis, Osteuropa 71 (10-12) (2022), 103-113.

Portela, C./ P. Pospieszna/ J. Skrzypczyńska/ D. Walentek, Consensus against all odds: Explaining the persistence of EU sanctions on Russia, Journal of European Integration, 43(6) (2021), 683-99.

Portela, C., The EU’s human rights sanctions regime: Unfinished business?, Revista General de Derecho Europeo, 54 (2021), 19-44.

Jones, L./ C. Portela, Evaluating the success of international sanctions: A new research agenda, Afers Internacionals, 125 (2020), 39-60.

Subjects taught and teaching methods
Second semester
Monday de 11:30 a 13:00. DESPACHO 1C10
Second semester
Wednesday de 11:30 a 13:00. DESPACHO 1C10
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