Resumo CV

Graduated in Political Science and International Relations and Institutional communication, both cum laude, Dr Marsili earned a PhD in History, Security Studies and Defence, and three advanced post-graduate diploma degrees: History, Security Studies and Defence; Political Science and International Relations: Security and Defense; Armed Conflicts and Human Rights. He holds positions in major civil and military institutions in Portugal, UK and Italy, where he conducts research in the broad area of international relations, security and defence, with a specific focus on international law, international humanitarian law, fundamental human rights, terrorism, counterterrorism, hybrid and cognitive warfare. He is the principal investigator of international research projects and an appointed member to Technical Teams on Human Security, Information, and Cognitive Warfare in Cyberspace of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO). In 2023 he conducted research on MOD, cyber, space, and the Metaverse commissioned by CASD (Centre for Defence Higher Studies)/IRAD (Defence Research and Analysis Institute) - Italian Ministry of Defence and was engaged as technical evaluator within NATO’s Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) 2023 pilot Challenge Programme. Previously, Dr Marsili was engaged as cyber defence and cyber security expert in two studies commissioned by the European Defence Agency and in a cyber defence platform financed by the European Commission within the first European Defence Industrial Development Programme. He has a NATO and EU security clearance. Dr Marsili is the recipient of international grants, fellowships, prizes and awards, among which stands up the Seal of Excellence of the European Commission in 2021. He chairs and participates in many international conferences and workshops and is a member of scientific and organizing committees. Dr Marsili held also corporate positions and served as a public official and election observer for the OSCE/ODIHR. He is an outstanding member of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS), where co-chairs Working Group 1–War Studies, the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the affiliated Portuguese Political Science Association (APCP), the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), and the European Sociological Association (ESA). More info at

Qualificações Académicas
Universidade/Instituição Tipo Curso Período
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa - Instituto de Estudos Politicos
Portugal - Lisboa
Diploma de Estudos Avançados Political Science and International Relations: Security and Defense 2018 - 2021
ISCTE-Instituto Universitario de Lisboa
History - Portugal - Lisboa
Doutoramento Doctor in in History, Studies of Security and Defence 2014 - 2019
University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) in partnership with Militar Academy of Portugal
Diploma de Estudos Avançados History, Studies of Security and Defense 2015
Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano (Unicusano), Roma
Licenciatura Political sciences and international relations 2011
Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI)
Licenciatura Communication and Society (Science of Communication/Class: Communication Studies), Institutional Communication curriculum 2005
Áreas de Investigação
O impacto das medidas para combater o terrorismo
Geopolítica, terrorismo, contra-terrorismo, defesa e segurança
Instituições, Governação e Relações Internacionais
Sociologia Ciências Sociais
Direito Ciências Sociais
Ciências Políticas Ciências Sociais
Geografia Económica e Social Ciências Sociais
Ciências da Comunicação Ciências Sociais
Outras Ciências Sociais Ciências Sociais
História e Arqueologia Humanidades
Filosofia, Ética e Religião Humanidades
Outras Humanidades Humanidades