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Afonso Seixas Nunes, S.J.

Assistant Professor
School of Law


Portuguese Catholic University (Porto Law School)
Portuguese Catholic University, Philosophy (Braga Philosophy School)
Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Theology
London School of Economics, M.A.
University of Essex, Ph.D.

Practice Areas

Originally from Portugal, Afonso Seixas Nunes joins the SLU LAW faculty after having served at Oxford University as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government and as a junior research fellow at Campion Hall. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 2010.

Research Interests

Afonso specializes in international humanitarian law with a particular interest in use of force and the challenges of new technological warfare and autonomous weapon systems. He has studied and written on the U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan during 2013.