Dr Clara PORTELA holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and an MA from the Free University of Berlin. She is currently a full time faculty member at the University of Valencia, having previously served in a similar position at Singapore Management University.
She is the author of the monograph ‘European Union Sanctions and Foreign Policy’ (2010), for which she received the THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration.
An expert on international sanctions, she has participated in consultative policy processes convened by the United Nations, the European Parliament, the European External Action Service, the European Commission, the UK House of Lords, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office, and the Asia-Europe Meeting.
Clara Portela has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (2015-17) and at University of Innsbruck (2014-15), and has held visiting positions with the University of London’s Human Rights Consortium (UK), Carleton University (Canada), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (France) and Monash University (Australia).
Portela, C. (2019) Sanctioning kleptocrats, CiFAR: Berlin https://sanctionswatch.cifar.eu/report/
Best practices in business integrity support provided by investment promotion agencies
- foreign direct investment
Risks for Development Cooperation in Fragile and Transitional States
- fragile states
Brazil: Overview of corruption and anti-corruption
- country profile
- political financing
Mali: Overview of corruption and anti-corruption
- organised crime
Overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Armenia
University of Valencia
Full time faculty member, Political Science
- Europe and Central Asia
- Financial Integrity
- Asset recovery
- Politically exposed persons
- Human rights
- Law enforcement
International sanctions on misappropriation. Fraud and corruption in the UN and UNHCR camps.