FLAD will hold on March 29, at 6:30 p.m., the tribute and launch of the Portuguese edition of the book Theory of Unipolar Politics, the most important work of Nuno Monteiro, Professor at Yale University, who died in 2021 – admission is free, upon confirmation.

Nuno Monteiro was born in 1971 in Porto. Graduated in International Relations from the University of Minho, and Master in Theory and Political Science from the Portuguese Catholic University, he completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Chicago in 2009. His research focused on the politics of great powers, transitions of power, nuclear proliferation, causes of war, and nationalism.

Since 2017, he was been a Professor at the prestigious Yale University, where he was also director of the Center for International Security Studies, and taught International Relations Theory and Security and Defense Studies. Nuno Monteiro was also a researcher at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center and a member of the Branford College.

His work has been published in the Annual Review of Political Science, International Organization, International Security, International Theory, and Perspectives on Politics, and has contributed opinion pieces to international press references such as Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, The National Interest, Project Syndicate, and USA Today.

In 2014, he published the book Theory of Unipolar Politics, by the University of Cambridge Press, whose Portuguese edition – supported by FLAD – now reaches bookstores in our country, published by Almedina. This work will be presented in the auditorium of FLAD, in Lisbon, this Wednesday, by Ana Santos Pinto, Professor and researcher at IPRI-NOVA.

The reference work of Nuno Monteiro – who, three years later, published Nuclear Politics: The Strategic Causes of Proliferation, co-authored with Alexandre Debs– tries to build a theory of the unipolar international system led by the United States, and poses questions that are increasingly relevant in our time: is this order lasting? Will it be peaceful? And what is the most appropriate grand strategy for the U.S. to mantain its leadership?

Nuno Monteiro’s conclusions in 2014 are still as relevant as they were nearly a decade ago: that the preponderance of U.S. power still has the vitality to sustain itself, but that it will likely result in more frequent conflicts; whereas for the US to maintain this power it will have to remain active militarily in various regions of the world; and that it will have to accommodate the economic growth of their main competitors, namely China.

On the 29th, join us in remembering and reinforcing the importance of the legacy of one of the most prestigious Portuguese political scientists.

The tribute will take place at 6h30 p.m., at FLAD’s Auditorium, in Lisbon. Admission is free, upon confirmation for fladport@flad.pt.