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Manuel Muñiz

Dean of the School of International Relations, IE University

Manuel Muñiz

Dean of the School of International Relations, IE University

Biography

Dr. Manuel Muñiz is the Dean of the School of International Relations at IE University (Spain) and the Founding Director of its Center for the Governance of Change, an institution dedicated to studying the challenges posed by accelerated social and technological change to the public and private sectors, and proposing solutions and frameworks to manage these challenges. Dr. Muñiz’s research interests fall within the fields of innovation and disruption, geopolitics, and regional and global governance. He has undertaken research on processes of cooperation and integration in Europe and the North Atlantic with a view to understanding how states tackle interdependence and complexity. He is a local affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and an elected member of the Alumni Board of Directors of the Kennedy School of Government, both at Harvard University. The Rafael del Pino Foundation, one of Spain’s leading philanthropic institutions dedicated to nurturing talent through education, created a Chairmanship in Global Leadership for Dr. Muniz in 2017 and also appointed him Director of its Program on Leadership. Dr. Muniz’s work for the Foundation seeks to foster Spanish talent in the field of global affairs through the organization of high-level seminars at Harvard University and the University of Oxford, the arrangement of conferences and lectures in Spain as well as the awarding of fellowships for funding study and applied research. Dr. Muniz holds a JD law degree from the Complutense University in Madrid, an MSc in Finance from the IEB, a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. He is also a recipient of a number of awards and recognitions including the Trilateral Commission’s David Rockefeller Fellowship and the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Fellowship. In 2016 he was appointed by Esglobal as one of the 25 intellectuals with the greatest impact on global thinking about Ibero-america. This year Dr. Muñiz taught a course titled “Order and Chaos: Diplomacy and Force in a Changing World” at Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, examining the rise of populism and its geopolitical consequences.

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