Paulo Portas, former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, was the speaker at the conference “Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Trends in a Changing World”, which took place today in auditorium 2 of the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.

The conference addressed the relationship between geopolitics and geoeconomics and how this affects a constantly changing global scenario, particularly in business and labor. On the one hand, the connection between geographic space and power relations between nations was discussed, namely, geopolitical turbulence in Europe and the Middle East, border changes, natural resources, climate change and other geographic factors that affect the politics of a country or region will be some of the themes to be developed. On the other hand, the debate was on economic relations between countries and the way in which geography influences interactions between nations, namely the way in which countries relate to each other in commercial and financial terms and how their territories interfere in this game of forces.

The prospects for the job market in 2024, with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence, the pressure of inflation on budgets, mobility associated with employment or the need for diversity and inclusion initiatives, were other topics highlighted in Paulo Portas' intervention.

The event proved to be a unique opportunity for participants to better understand the evolution of global economic and political relations and the significance of the two fields for the collective future.

Paulo Portas made the conference presentation available to the academic community. Download the presentation here.