New incorporation to our Think Tank: Xulio Ríos

Xulio Ríos, Director of the Galician Institute of International Analysis and Documentation, IGADI

Xulio Ríos (1958) has a Law degree and is the Director of the Galician Institute of International Analysis and Documentation, IGADI.

An expert on Chinese matters, he is member of the Advisory Council of “Casa Asia“.

Director of the Chinese Policy Observatory –Observatorio de la Política China-.

Promoter and Coordinator of the Latin-American Network of Sinology.

He is the author of training manuals for the Open University in Cataluña –Universitat Oberta de Catalunya- and the University of Alcalá de Henares, in the East Asia master’s degree.

He is a teacher of the Instituto de Altos Estudios Universitarios.

Author of books such as China (Icaria, Barcelona, 1997), Hong Kong, camiño de volta (Hong Kong, return trip), China, a pr&óxima superpotencia (Laiovento, 1997), A China por dentro (Xerais, 1998). In 2005 he published “La política exterior china“, in the Bellaterra (Barcelona) publishing house, “El problema de Taiwán” (La Catarata, Madrid). In 2007, “Mercado y control político en China” (La Catarata, Madrid). In 2008, “China: de la A a la Z” (editorial Popular, Madrid). In 2010, “China en 88 preguntas” (La Catarata, Madrid). In 2012, “China pide paso. De Hu Jintao a Xi Jinping” (Icaria, Barcelona). In 2013, “Las relaciones hispano-chinas” (La Catarata, Madrid). In 2014, “Bienvenido, Míster Mao” (Akal, Madrid). In 2016, “China Moderna” (Tibidabo, Barcelona).

Editor of “Tempo Exterior” (Time for Foreign Affairs), the Galician journal of analysis and international studies.


Why Should You Study Global and International Studies at Salamanca University?

Contemporary global dynamics create new job markets, roles, and opportunities for those who have the skills needed to redirect their approaches to global change.

In the very near future more than half of new jobs in the US economy will be connected to the global economy. In the EU emerging jobs are increasingly attached to global markets, international affairs, and security. In developing regions, a majority of new jobs will be linked to foreign investment, global commerce, international negotiation, multinational corporations, global markets, security, and NGOs.

Our MAs provide the necessary knowledge base, skills, and abilities to successfully compete in these new job markets. Our Global and International Studies MA programs are taught fully in English by an international team of scholars and practitioners. We utilize the latest trends in flexible graduate programming to include student individualized courses of study to best fit their schedules and professional commitments. Online and distance course options can complement a maximum 2-semester residency requirement in Salamanca.

Our Think Tank offers research openings and hands-on professional development as well as access to networks of experts in your chosen field of specialization. In addition, through our Global Internship Program, our students can engage in a wide range of internships and job opportunities in Madrid, Brussels, and/or Washington D.C.

Welcome to the new faculty member: Professor Nick Cull

Nick Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California

He directs the Master’s Program in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. Originally from the UK, he is a historian of the media and its impact on international relations. He trained at the University of Leeds (BA, 1986; PhD, 1992) and studied as a Harkness Fellow and visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1988-1992). Before moving to Southern California, he taught US Cultural History at the University of Birmingham (1992-1997) and directed the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester (1997-2005) His books include Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign Against American “Neutrality” in World War II. (1995); The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945-1989. (2008) and The Decline and Fall of the United States Information Agency: American public diplomacy 1989-2001. (2012). His works as co-editor include Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Lorenzo Delgado and Nicholas J. Cull (eds.) US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy,(2015). Nick Cull is regularly consulted by governments on issues of public /cultural diplomacy and diplomatic education in general. He has worked especially closely with the foreign ministries of the UK, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada and South Korea, and with NATO and the European Union. He is a regular guest speaker at the Foreign Service Institute of the United States. He is president of the International Association for Media and History and a member of the Public Diplomacy Council.