Dr Rui Graça Feijó is an Assistant Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. He has been involved with Timorese political life since independence, including serving as UN Advisor to the President of the Republic (2005–06). He is most recently the author of “Dynamics of Democracy in Timor-Leste” (University of Amsterdam 2016) co-edited of “Transformations in Independent Timor-Leste” (Routledge 2017).