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José Ignacio Torreblanca

Head, Madrid Office,
European Council on Foreign Relations 

José Ignacio Torreblanca is the Head of the Madrid Office and Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and Professor of Political Science at the UNED. Previously, he was a Senior Policy Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute, Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, and a Fulbright Scholar and Professor at the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. Torreblanca holds a PhD in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid.


He is the author of:  "Europe's Digital Sovereignty" (co-editor with Carla Hobbs, Catarata 2021); "Storm the Heavens: Podemos or politics after the crisis" (Debate, 2015), "Who governs in Europe?" (Catarata, 2014); "The fragmentation of European power" (Icaria, 2011); "The Reuniting of Europe: promises, negotiations and compromises" (Ashgate 2001) as well as several chapters and journal articles on European foreign policy and the European integration process. His laters piece is: "Geo-tech Politics: Why Technology Shapes European Power" (with Ulrike Franke, ECFR Policy Brief, July 2021).


He is also a weekly columnist in  daily EL MUNDO and a regular commentator at the Spanish public radio (RNE). Previously, he was Editorial Director of EL PAIS (2016-2018) where he also authored a weekly column in the International Section and a blog.  In 2015, he was awarded the Salvador de Madariaga Prize for journalism.