CV Diego Rubio
Professor of Applied History & Global Governance
Doctor in Philosophy, University of Oxford
Dissertation Title: The Ethics of Deception. Secrecy, Transparency, and Deceit in the Origins of Modern Political Thought.
External advisors: Prof Sir John Elliott and Prof Sir Noel Malcolm.
MA Recherche, École Normale Supérieure de Lettres et Sciences Humaines
GPA: 18,2/20. With Honours
BA Hons in History, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
GPA: 9,6/10. Valedictorian. Highest GPA of the country.
Ranked 1st (of 2,300 students) in my cohort.
Executive Program in Global Leadership, Harvard University
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
Visiting Scholar, Columbia University in the city of New York
Licence 3 d'Histoire, Université Paris-IV Sorbonne
Professor of Applied History & Governance
IE School of Global & Public Affairs
Executive Director of The Center for the Governance of Change
The History Channel Iberia
Writer and host, A History of the Future
Junior Research Fellow, The Queen's College
Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford
Stipendiary Lecturer at Magdalen College
University of Oxford
Assistant Lecturer, University of Oxford
University Research Assistant, Spanish Ministry of Education
Director of the Fourth Sector Project
Ibero-American General Secretariat - United Nations Development Programme
Advisor to the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Science, R&D and innovation performance of the EU
Advisor to the Spanish National Security Council
Tasked with drafting the Spanish Strategy of National Security
Strategic Advisor to the United Nations Advisor
United Nations Support Mission in Libya UNSMIL
Advisory Work Experience
Fellowships & Awards
WGL Harvard Grant, Rafael del Pino Foundation
The British-Spanish Society Award
Embassy of Spain in London; ‘for his major contribution to our
understanding of British and Spanish History and Culture.’
Isaiah Berlin Fund Award, University of Oxford
First National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance
Awarded by the Minister of Education of Spain for the best academic
performance in the country
Heath Harrison Teaching Fellowship, University of Oxford
Santander UK Full PhD Scholarship, University of Oxford
La Caixa International Studies Scholarship, Cambridge University
Fellowship of Excellence Award Ampère, ENS de Lyon
Premio Extraordinario de Fin de Licenciatura, Universidad Autónoma de
Barcelona, for the highest GPA among the students graduating in 2011
Bourse d'étude Casa de Velázquez (2015); De Osma Studentship, University of Oxford (2015); Magdalen College Travel Grant (2014) Santander Academic Travel Award (2014); Sir George Labouchère Fund (2013); Sicue/Seneca Scholarship, Ministry of Education of Spain (2008 - 2009); National Research Award in History Jose María Calatrava (2008).
‘The Atomization of Trust’, Trust and Europe’s Crisis of Representation, International Conference, Cambridge University, 7-8 December 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, El Escorial, 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.
'The Asymmetry of Truth: Early Modern Origins of a Contemporary Political Tool', International Congress on Sediciones y Revueltas en la Reflexión Política de la Europa Moderna, Escuela de Estudios Hispanoamericanos, Seville, 22th May 2017.
‘The Politics of Nostalgia: On How Pessimism is Threatening the West’,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 31st January 2017.
Conferences on Talent & Education
'Formando para el futuro: la educación en tiempos de innovación y disrupciones tecnológicas,' Fulbright España, Madrid, 12th December 2017.
'Los retos de la Gobernanza Europea ¿Qué necesitan aprender hoy los politólogos del futuro?', Facultad de Ciencias Políticas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 27th November 2017.
'La movilidad del talento Europeo', Foro EsGlobal, Instituciones Europeas, Madrid, 10th October 2017.
'Aprender mejor: Políticas públicas para el desarrollo de habilidades', Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Round Table, Madrid, 2nd October 2017.
'The Future of Higher Education', The Future of Governance, University of Oxford, 5th April 2017.
‘El reto de la internacionalización en la Universidad’ [The Challenge of Internationalisation of University], Conference at the Rectoral Board, Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, 3rd October 2016.
Director: International Congress on ICT and 21st Century Higher Education, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, 8th – 9th September 2016.
‘La utilidad de lo inútil: las Humanidades más allá de la Academia’ [The usefulness of the useless: the Humanities beyond the Academia], Keynote speaker at the Día de las Letras de la Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, 25th April 2016.
‘The European Space of Higher Education: from Brain Drain to Brain Circulation’, Fundación Rafael del Pino, Madrid, 17th December 2015.
‘El rol de las Humanidades en la innovación científica y tecnológica’ [The role of Humanities in Scientific and Technological Innovation], El Impacto territorial de las Universidades, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Santander, 1st – 2nd September 2015.
Director: National Conference La Universidad Española a Debate, Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, 13th – 14th June 2015.
Co-director of The Madariaga Series, an academic initiative that seeks to foster debates on current affairs and discuss the contributions of Spain and Latin America to global politics, science and culture.
Founder & Former President of The Invisible Faculty, a research think-tank that brings together more than 200 scholars established in fifteen different countries, working together for the improvement of Higher Education.
Selected Interviews & Media Appearances
TVE, Programa Europa, 13th October 2017
BBC World TV, News at Five, 8th October 2017
SER, Noticias, 8th October 2017
El Economista, México, 23rd May 2017
El Diario.es, 16th January 2016
El País, 3rd January 2017
Excellent knowledge: reading, writing, and spoken
Good knowledge: reading, writing, and spoken
Good knowledge: reading and spoken
Excellent reading knowledge
Member of the International Public Policy Association
Associate Member of the European Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Associate Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy
Member of the Spanish Global Professionals Network
Associate Researcher of the Oxford Center for Global History
Faculty DPhil Representative, University of Oxford
Social Secretary of the Magdalen College MCR
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