Hi! I'm Diego Rubio
I'm an applied historian and a policy advisor working to improve governance and decision-making.
Diego Rubio is the Professor of Applied History and Global Governance at the IE School of International Relations, and the Executive Director of the Center for the Governance of Change, a newly created institution that seeks to enhance our ability to understand, anticipate, and manage technological innovation and its externalities in a variety of domains –political, economic, and societal.
Diego worked as Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford for more than four years and has advised a number of organizations, including the United Nations, the European Commission, the World Economic Forum, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, and the Spanish Government. As a scholar, he has lectured at several universities, including Harvard, Columbia, Singapore, Oslo, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Diego holds a PhD from the University of Oxford and a Master from the École Normale Supérieure LSH. He did his BA in Barcelona, graduating with the highest GPA of the country and obtaining the First National Award of Academic Excellence.
‘The Atomization of Trust’, Trust and Europe’s Crisis of Representation, International Conference, Cambridge University, 8th December 2017.
‘Reinventing Europe: The Old Continent in a Post-Atlantic World’, 166th Bergerdorf Roundtable, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Paris, 17-18 October 2017.
TVE, Programa Europa, 13th October 2017
BBC World TV, News at Five, 8th October 2017
'Robotics, Automation & the Future of Work', Future World Sessions, South Summit, 8th October 2017.
'Developing the Fourth Sector', Roundtable at World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit, 19th September 2017.
'Post-Truth Politics: lessons from the Past, options for the Future', Misinformation, Post-truth and Alternative Facts. The End of Voters’ Competence?, at the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, Oslo, 9th September 2017.
'Complexity & Acceleration: The New Global Order and the Challenges to Democracy', Populism and Anti-Politics: Is Democracy in Crisis?, EVROPAEVN - Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 13th July 2017.
'Thucydides Dream: Is it possible to formulate a Theory of Change to assist Governance?', The Governance of Change, 3rd International Conference on Public Policy, Singapore, 29th September 2017.
'Pesimismo y nostalgia en la era de los populismos', Nueva Sociedad, May 2017.
'Historical amnesia is undermining European democracy', European Politics and Policy, London School of Economics Blog, May 2017.
'The Politics of Nostalgia', Social Europe, April 2017.
'La política de la posverdad', Política Exterior, no. 176, March-April 2017, pp. 58-67.
‘On How Pessimism is Threatening the West’, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 31st January 2017.