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Achievements, Fellowships and Awards

Appointed to the High Level Advisory pannel of UNESCO´S Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme that fosters social science research and promotes the use of scientific knowledge by policy makers. - Nov 2023

Appointed to the Council of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) - Jul 2023

Elected as a Permanent Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors - Jun 2023

Elected by fellow Deans and Directors as President of the Association of Professional Schools or International Affairs (APSIA), the world’s top association of graduate schools of global affairs - May 2023

Recognized with the Woxen University Executive Excellence Award - Apr 2023

Appointed to the board of The Global College, the first IB boarding high school in the center of Madrid - Jul 2022

Invited to take part in Australia ́s Special Visitors Program - Jun 2022

Awarded an Eisenhower Global Fellowship by the Eisenhower Foundation - Jan 2020


Appointed to the Expert Group on the Economic and Societal Impact of Research and Innovation by the European Commission - Oct 2019

Appointed to the Scientific Committee of the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) - Jun 2019


Elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) - Jun 2019

Participated in the 55th Munich Security Conference, Munich (Germany) - Feb 2019


Participated in the Global Leadership Consortium, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg (Austria) - Feb 2019


Elected as member of the Spanish group of the Trilateral Commission - Nov 2018


Elected as member of the jury of the go!ODS awards organized by the Red Española del Pacto Mundila and the Fundacion Rafael del Pino - Oct 2018


Appointed to the planning committee of the Imperial Spring Summit to be held in Guangzhou, China - Jul 2018


Celebrated the 1st Transatlantic Conference in Madrid in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School - Jul 2018

Selected as one of the top ten Economic Leaders for Tomorrow by Choiseul Spain - Nov 2016

Appointed to the Experts’ Sounding Board of the European Commission’s annual report on "Science, R&D and innovation performance of the EU"May 2017 


Appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Spanish National Security Council tasked with drafting the 2017 Spanish Security Strategy - Apr 2017


Appointed advisor to the European Office of the Trilateral CommissionApr 2017


Selected to direct a working group for the Think 20 group of academic institutions and think tanks producing policy briefs for the 2017 G20 meeting in GermanyJan 2017

Awarded the Rafael del Pino Chair in Global Leadership the highest academic accolade of the Rafael del Pino Foundation - Dec 2016

Invited to participate in the MiSK Global Forum in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) - Nov 2016

Selected as one of the Upcoming Intellectual Leaders in the Iberoamerican space by Esglobal - Nov 2016

Joined the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security - Oct 2016

Elected Young Leader of the Munich Security Conference and invited to attend the 2016 Conference in Munich (Germany) - Sep 2016

Invited to join the World Policy Conference and attend its 2016 meeting in Doha (Qatar) - Sep 2016

Appointed Young Leader of the Council for the United States and ItalyAug 2016

Appointed local affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University - May 2016


Awarded a two-year Millennium Fellowship by the Atlantic Council - May 2016


Elected to serve a four-year term (starting on July 2016) at the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Board of DirectorsMay 2016

Selected to take part in the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance in Hamburg (Germany) - May 2016


Appointed to the Advisory Board of the Hispanic Council, a think that seeks to foster Spain-US Relations - Apr 2016

Appointed to the Advisory Board of the Synergia Foundation, a think thank based in Bangalore (India) that works on issues of international affairs and South Asian matters - Apr 2016 

Appointed United States of American Delegate of the Spanish publication Nueva RevistaApr 2016

Co-Founded and elected Vice President of the Spanish Global Professionals Network, a network of Spanish practitioners in multilateral institutions like the UN, World Bank or the IMF - Sep 2015

Founded the Spanish Leadership Network, a group of Spanish professionals with an interest in global affairs - Sep 2015

Elected to the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission’s European Group - Jun 2015

Granted permanent residency in the United States of America (EB1 Visa) by the Department of Homeland Security for ‘extraordinary ability’ in Political Science - Mar 2015

Launched the Madariaga Series, an association gathering Spanish students and scholars at the University of Oxford - Jan 2015

Awarded a David Rockefeller Fellowship by the Trilateral Commission - Oct 2014

Awarded a Christ Church grant to pursue fieldwork at the SWP in Berlin (Germany) - Apr 2013

Awarded the Politics in Spires Blogging Prize (second consecutive) for the piece titled “The European Dilemma” - Oct 2012

Appointed International Officer at the Oxford Union, the world’s oldest debating society - Oct 2012

Selected to take part in the Future EU Leaders Academy organized by the Europeum in Prague (Czech Republic) - Jul 2012

Organized the official visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Princesses of Asturias to Harvard University - Jun 2012

Awarded two European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) grants to pursue fieldwork at IFRI in Paris and the IEEE in Madrid - Jun 2012

Appointed Rapporteur of the 25th Talloires Conference organized by the Harvard Weatherhead Center in the south of France and titled “The United States and Europe within Changing Global Politics” - Jun 2012

Awarded the Politics in Spires Blogging Prize for the piece titled “Spain’s Economy needs bold leadership” - Mar 2012

Joined the Oxford University Strategic Studies Group (OUSSG) - Oct 2011

Founded the Harvard European Student Society (HESS) the first-ever Harvard-wide European student club - May 2011

Elected to the Harvard Graduate Council, the government of Harvard’s 12,000 graduate students - Sep 2010

Elected President of the European Club at the Harvard Kennedy SchoolSep 2010

Awarded a Real Colegio Complutense Scholarship to cover the cost of studies at Harvard University - Sep 2010

Selected to be an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice (Italy) - Jun 2009

Co-Founded and elected Vice President of MoveOn an association of young Spanish entrepreneurs - Oct 2008

Joined the Spanish Chapter of Transparency InternationalSep 2008

Elected member of the Board of Directors of Cuenta y Razón magazine - Jun 2008

Co-Founded the association Jóvenes Europeos Humanistas to promote debate on European integration - Sep 2004

Co-Founded the Academy of Gastronomy of MadridJan 2004

Co-Founded the Debate Society at the Complutense University, Madrid - Mar 2002

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