José María de Areilza Carvajal



José María de Areilza Carvajal is Professor in the Department of Law and in the Department of General Management at Esade. Since 2013, he holds the Jean Monnet Chair at Esade, that is awarded by the European Commission. He is also Secretary General of the Aspen Institute Spain.

He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Vice-President of The United States-Spain Council and Academy Adjunct Faculty at Chatham House. Previously, he was a Visiting Professor at INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau and was responsible for the Paths to Power course at London Business School.

He was also a Visiting Professor at The Aspen Institute in Colorado and lectured at a dozen of European and North American universities. Previously, he served as a Senior Advisor for European and North American affairs in the cabinet of the Spanish Prime Minister from 1996 to 2000. Previously, he was Dean and Founder of IE Law School at IE Business School-IE University, and President of the IE Centre for European Studies from 2000 to 2012. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Spanish Naval Museum, the Ministry of Defence and of the Governing Board of the Real Maestranza de Ronda.

De Areilza Carvajal writes a weekly column on international affairs in the newspaper ABC and has been awarded the Antonio Fontán Prize for Political Journalism in its VI edition in 2017, as well as with the Aquí-Europa Vocento Prize for European Journalism in 2020.

De Areilza Carvajal holds a Degree in Law with an extraordinary prize from the Complutense University of Madrid, a PhD in Law SJD and Master of Laws / LLM from Harvard University, and master’s in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 1991 he was admitted to the New York State Bar Association.

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