Fernando Vallespín / Professor of Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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Political Science Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Seminar: March 3rd

Liberal democracy / digital democracy.

How to restore a more deliberative public space

Fernando Vallespín is Political Science Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he has been director of the Centre for Political Theory, chairman of the Political Science Department and Vice-chancellor of the University. From 2004 to 2008 he has been President of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS), a government related and publicly founded institute for public opinion and opinion polls. He was Academic Director of the Ortega y Gasset Foundation (2012-2015), and was recently appointed as a member of the Spanish Royal Academy for Moral and Political Sciences.  He is author of several books and more than a hundred academic articles and book chapters, mainly on political and democratic theory. His last books were on Populism and Thomas Hobbes, and he is currently working on the broader subject of the fragility and transformations of democracy. He is a staff columnist at the Spanish newspaper El País and collaborates with SER radio station.

Meet the rest of our first event’s speakers

Fernando Vallespín / Professor of Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Massimo La Torre / Professor of Philosophy of Law at Hull University / Catedrático de Filosofía del Derecho en la Universidad de Hull
John Keane / Political Theory Professor at Sidney University & Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin / Catedrático de Teoría Política en la Universidad de Sidney y en el Wissenschaftszentrum de Berlín
Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán / Political Science Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Profesora de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Tönis Saarts / Associate Lecturer of Comparative Politics at Tallinn University / Profesor Asociado de Política Comparada en la Universidad de Tallin
Wolfgang Merkel / Political Science Professor at Humboldt University of Berlin / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Humboldt de Berlín
Marta Fraile / Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) / Científica Titular del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

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Partner Institutions

Residencia de Estudiantes
Patrimonio Europeo