President of the Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics at ESADE
Seminar: March 7th, 2022
Democracies and Geopolitics
Javier Solana (Madrid, 1942) is president of the Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics at ESADE (Barcelona-Madrid), and president of the Royal Board of the Prado Museum. He is Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and President of the Aspen Institute in Spain, as well as a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (London and Berlin), the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), the Munich Security Conference, the La Caixa Foundation and the Telefónica Security Advisory Board. He’s also been Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and a Fisher Family Fellow at Harvard. From 1995 to 1999 he was Secretary General of NATO and from 1999 to 2009 Secretary General of the Council of the European Union (EU), a position that went conjoined with the functions of High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU. Between 1982 and 1993 he was Minister of Culture, Government Spokesman, Minister of Education and Science and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain.