CV Diego Rubio
Professor of Practice of Applied History & Governance
Policy Analyst, Broadcaster
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).
Selected conferences (2017-2019)
'La Historia del Futuro', Canal Historia & Instituto Cervantes, Madrid, 17th December 2019.
'Cuatro cosas que la historia enseña sobre la 4ª Revolución Industrial', Las mañanas del mañana, Madrid, 13th December 2019.
‘Building Trust in Data’, Santander International Banking Conference, Madrid, 5th November 2019.
`The Technology Trap', A conversation with Carl Benedikt Frey on the Future of Work, Madrid, 10th October 2019.
'Educating to tackle digital threats: Privacy and Misinformation', EnlightED, Madrid, 4th October 2019.
'The War on Reality', Diplomatic School of Spain, Madrid, 25th September 2019.
`Training and educating a new workforce', Digitales Summit, Madrid, 17th July 2019.
'Crossing the Lines', International Metropolis Conference, Ottawa, 27th June 2019.
'Connecting Politics and History', Körber History Forum, Berlin, 13th May 2019.
'The Future of Education and Work', European Research Area and Innovation Committee, European Council, Brussels, 22nd March 2019.
`La Unión Europea en la sociedad del conocimiento', Club de Roma, Madrid, 25th March 2019.
'How to Think Historically like Great Leaders Do', MeritSummit, Vienna, 17th January 2019.
'Diplomacy in the Post-Truth Era', Public Diplomacy in the Digital Age, Diplomatic School of Spain, Madrid, 27th November 2018.
'Europa en el nuevo equilibrio global', ¿Hacia dónde camina Europa?, Madrid, 16th July 2018.
'Empleo y formación en la era digital', Digitales Summit, Madrid, 11th July 2018.
'Artificial Intelligence Governance in the aftermath of the GDPR', High-level political forum, Florence, 28th June 2018.
'El nuevo contrato social', Foro de Foros, Madrid, 20th June 2018.
'How economic systems are changed', DAC Roundtable, OECD, Paris, 19th June 2018.
'¿Pueden las nuevas tecnologías salvar la democracia?', IE GovTech Day, Madrid, 11th April 2018.
'The Future of Education is Not What it Used to Be', Workshop on the Future of Government, Oxford, 20th March 2018.
'Brave New World: Humanity, Technology, and the Future of Work', Tech & Society Program, Aspen Institute, Ronda, 10th March 2018.
'Universal Access to Higher Education', IX Reinventing Higher-Education Conference, Madrid, 6th March 2018.
'Formando para el futuro: la educación en tiempos de innovación y disrupciones tecnológicas,' Fulbright España, Madrid, 12th December 2017.
‘The Atomization of Trust’, Trust and Europe’s Crisis of Representation, International Conference, Cambridge University, 8th December 2017.
'The Dawn of Progress in the West', Zurich, 29th November 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.
'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.
'Developing the Fourth Sector', Roundtable at World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit, New York, 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.
'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 Future of Higher Education', The Future of Governance, Oxford, 5th April 2017.
‘The Politics of Nostalgia: On How Pessimism is Threatening the West’,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 31st January 2017.
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.
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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