Scientific Council

The Scientific Council is the Elcano Royal Institute’s main consultative body, which advises managers and analysts to ensure the fulfilment of the Institute’s aims and objectives, especially as regards research, publications and dissemination, and the external relations of the institution. Its members are outstanding Spanish and foreign personalities from the academic, political, diplomatic, business and media sectors which have a recognised knowledge of international relations.

The Council meets periodically, at least once a year, although its members regularly participate with other Elcano staff members and contributors in area-specific working groups to produce relevant reports and studies.

The Elcano Royal Institute remembers Xavier Batalla, Juan Antonio Carrillo Salcedo, Milagros Hernando, Ramón Armengod López de Roa, Francisco Pérez Muinelo and Francisco Rubio Llorente, with gratitude and affection. Through their generosity and expertise as members of the Scientific Council, they contributed decisively to strengthen our institution.

S.M. el Rey con el Consejo Científico del Real Instituto Elcano. 2016 / H.M the King with th Scientific Council of the Elcano Royal Institute. Elcano 2016

Scientific Council Members

Manuel Alcántara
Professor of Political Science.
University of Salamanca
Francisco Aldecoa
Professor of International Relations. Faculty of Political Science and Sociology.
Complutense University of Madrid
Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo
Director of the International Areal.
Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES)
Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María
Professor of Public International Law.
University of Oviedo
Jordi Bacaria
Fundación CIDOB
Miguel Ángel Ballesteros
Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies (IEEE). Ministry of Defence
Esther Barbé
Research Program Coordinator, IBEI
Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Lluis Bassets
Deputy Director
El País
Jorge Cachinero
Professor and Executive Director of the Senior Management Program at the IE Business School
Carlos Carnero
Manager Director.
Fundación Alternativas
Emilio Cassinello
Director General.
Toledo International Center for Peace (CITPax)
Andreu Claret
Former Executive Director.
Anna Lindh Foundation
Carlos Closa
Research Professor.
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP) - CSIC
Guillermo de la Dehesa
Chairman of the International Advisory Board.
IE Business School
Ramon de Miguel
Ambassador of Spain
Santiago de Mora-Figueroa
Marqués de Tamarón.
Ambassador of Spain for Cultural Diplomacy
Celestino del Arenal
Professor of International Relations.
Complutense University of Madrid
Concepción Escobar Hernández
Professor of Public International Law.
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Juan José Escobar
Ambassador of Spain to Iraq
Enrique Fanjul
Trade Technical Expert and State Economist
Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez
Former Governor of the Bank of Spain
Vicente Garrido
Instituto de Cuestiones Internacionales y Política Exterior (INCIPE)
Carlos Gaspar
Senior Researcher.
Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais (IPRI)
Miguel Hernando de Larramendi
Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies.
University of Castilla La Mancha
Diego J. Liñán
Professor of Public International Law.
University of Granada
Carlos López Blanco
Public Affairs & Regulation. Executive Team.
Bernabé López García
Professor of Contemporary History of Islam.
Autonomous University of Madrid
Francisco Luzón
Former Chairman & CEO of Argentaria and Former Executive Board Member and General Manager of the Latin American Division (Santander)
Juan Luis Manfredi
Tenured Lecturer.
University of Castilla La Mancha
Araceli Mangas Martín
Professor of Public International Law.
Complutense University of Madrid
Cristina Manzano
José María Marín Quemada
Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)
Moisés Naím
Senior Associate. International Economics Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Alberto Navarro González
Head of the European Union to the Dominican Republic
Robin Niblett
Chatham House
Julia Alicia Olmo Romero
Ambassador of Spain to Angola
Ana Palacio
Member of the State Council and former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ludolfo Paramio
Director of the Latin America Programme.
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Benigno Pendás
Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (CEPC)
Víctor Pérez Díaz
Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid / President.
Anaslistas Socio Políticos (ASP) Research Center
Ramón Pérez- Maura
Journalist and Deputy Director.
Josep Piqué i Camps
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Elena Pisonero
Florentino Portero
Professor of Contemporary History.
National Distance Education University (UNED)
José Juan Ruiz
Chief Economist and Manager. Research Department.
Inter-American Development Banck (IADB)
Felipe Sahagún
Professor and Journalist
Félix Sanz Roldán
Secretary of State.
Director of the National Intelligence. Centre (CNI) of Spain. Ministry of the Presidency
Fidel Sendagorta
Ambassador of Spain
Nathalie Tocci
Deputy Director.
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
José Ignacio Torreblanca
Opinion Editor.
El País
Francisco Torrente Sánchez
Admiral General. Defence Consultant.
Técnicas Reunidas, S.A
José María Treviño
Admiral. Former Spanish Representative to the NATO Military Committee and to the European Union Military Committee (EUMC)
Darío Valcárcel
Estudios de Política Exterior, S.A
Jordi Vaquer
Open Society Initiative fo Europe (OSIFE)
Richard Youngs
Senior Associate. Democracy and Rule of Law Program.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

(Updated: 4/1/2018)