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Global and International Studies, University of Salamanca Graduate School

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.

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“Europe Votes: Bulgarian Elections: The Opportunity and Time for Major Judicial Reforms” by Robert Guttman in TransAtlantic Magazine.

Europe Votes: Bulgarian Elections: The Opportunity and Time for Major Judicial Reforms

by Robert J. Guttman

March 14, 2017

Americans and European will be closely watching the election results across Europe in 2017.

Germany and France will be the two most watched elections to see how much the voters are concerned about fraying EU-US relations under the Trump Administration, the rise of populist parties and the slow-growth economies of many EU nations.

While the upcoming elections in Germany and France will hold the most attention for an American audience, other European Union nations, including Bulgaria will be holding elections this year.

Continue reading ““Europe Votes: Bulgarian Elections: The Opportunity and Time for Major Judicial Reforms” by Robert Guttman in TransAtlantic Magazine.”

We proudly welcome Ambassador Eduardo Garrigues to our Think Tank

Eduardo Garrigues, Ambassador of Spain.

Diplomat and writer. Honorary Trustee of the Fundación Consejo España – EE.UU.

Was Counselor at Spain’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and Advisor to the Security Council, Ambassador of Spain to Namibia and Norway, Director of the Institute of Spain in London, Director General of Casa de América in Madrid and Consul General of Spain in Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.

He has directed and coordinated a number of activities, such as “The Spanish Enlightenment in the Independence of the United States: Benjamin Franklin,” Royal Academy of History, Madrid, 2006; “Legacy,” an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery and an international seminar on “The Spanish Contribution to the Independence of the United States, 1763-1848” (2007), in collaboration with SEACEX and the Smithsonian Institution; “International Conference on the impact of the Cortes of Cadiz on North America,” at the Congress of Deputies, Madrid, 2009; “La relación de España y los Estados Unidos durante el despertar a la Independencia de América Latina” (Spain-US relations during the awakening of Latin American independence),  at the Museum of History, Santa Fe, 2010;
La Constitución de 1812: la participación de los diputados de América” (The Constitution of 812: participation by deputies from the Americas), at Universidad Interamericana, San Juan de Puerto Rico, 2011.

On the importance of the Spanish legacy in the United States, he has published: “The Spanish Enlightenment in the Independence of the United States:  Benjamin Franklin,” 2007.
Norteamérica a finales del siglo XVIII: España y Estados Unidos” (North America at the end of the XVIIIth Century), 2008.  “The exposition in the province of New Mexico, 1812 by Don Pedro Baptista Pino,” 1995, and “El Abraham de Nuevo México” (The Abraham of New Mexico) 2012.

His published literary works include “El Canto del Urogallo” (The Call of the Capercaillie), Café Gijón Prize for Novel (1961), “Artículo Sexto” (Sixth Article), Pío Baroja Prize for Short Story (1971) and “Lluvias de Hierba” (Grass Rains) (1984).  He has contributed a number of articles and editorials to ABC, El Mundo, Diario 16, Los Ángeles Times, La Opinión, Nuestro Tiempo, Revista de Occidente, and El Nuevo Día.

At present he is collaborating with the Instituto de Historia y Cultura Militar  (Instituto of History and Military Culture) and with Casa de América on an exhibit and international seminar on Bernardo de Gálvez.

Meet Robert I. Hellyer: our new addition to the faculty of the Global and International Studies Program at Salamanca University.

Robert I. Hellyer is Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest University and a specialist in the history of early modern and modern Japan. His first research project explored early modern Japan’s foreign relations with neighboring Asian states and its adoption of modern international relations in the mid nineteenth century.  He presented that research in a monograph, Defining Engagement: Japan and Global Contexts, 1640-1868 (Harvard University Asia Center, 2009), and in several journal articles and book chapters.  He is currently completing a monograph, “An American Cup of Green Tea—Made in Japan,” that examines Japan’s development of a tea export trade to the United States in the late nineteenth century.  He has published several book chapters on that topic and received Smithsonian, Japan Foundation, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships to support research in Japan and the United States.

Dr. Hellyer is also a co-organizer of a multi-year research project involving historians in North America, Europe, and Japan that is exploring within global history the Meiji Restoration, Japan’s modern revolution, in advance of the 150-year anniversary in 2018.  For that project he has examined how in just under a decade, Japan overcame deep, internal political divisions and a brief but bitter civil war to develop nationalism and coalesce into a unified nation-state in the 1870s.

Before coming to Wake Forest in 2005, he served on the faculty at Allegheny College and the University of Tokyo, and also held a visiting position at Keio University in Tokyo. Dr. Hellyer received his B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

We are proud to announce the incorporation of Josep Borrell Fontelles to our Think Tank.

Josep Borrell Fontelles, Chair on European Economic Integration, at the Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales, Madrid University.

Director of the Summer Course Quo Vadis Europa?,
Universidad Internacional Menendez y Pelayo, Santander

Member of the Board of the Notre Europe Jacques Delors Foundation

Academic training and activities

  • Aeronautical Engineering by Universidad Politecnica of Madrid (1969)
  • Master on Energy Economics by the French Petroleum Institute (1972)
  • Master on Applied Mathematics by Stanford University (1975)
  • PhD in Economic by Universidad Complutense of Madrid (1976)
  • Professor of Economic Analysis at the Complutense University of Madrid. Chair holder since 1981,currently retired

Political activities in Spain

  • Spanish Secretary of State for Finance (1984-1991). Spanish Minister for Public Works, Transport, Environment, Housing and Telecommunications (1991-1996).
  • Member of the Spanish Parliament by the constituency of Barcelona 1986-2003

European activities

  • President of the European Affairs Committee of the Spanish Parliament (1999 – 2004).
  • Member of the European Convention (2002 – 2003).
  • President of the European Parliament (July 2004-January 2007).
  • President of the Development Committee of the European Parliament (February2007-June 2009).
  • President of the Euro Mediterranean (Euromed) Parliamentary Assembly (2006).
  • Founder and first co–President of the EuroLatinAmerican (Eurolat) Parliamentary Assembly (2006).
  • President of the Florence European University Institute (EUI) (January 2010-June 2012).

Last Publications

El euro, una moneda sin gobierno ante la crisis.
En “El euro, los 10 primeros años”
Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto 2009

The future role of the European Parliament
En “The Delphic Oracle on Europe”
Oxford University Press 2011

La crisis del euro, de Atenas a Madrid
(con Andreu Missé)
Editorial Turpial 2012

El gobierno económico europeo
En “No es economía, es ideología”
Editorial Planeta-Deusto 2012

De la crisis del euro a la crisis de Europa
En Letra Internacional número 116, 2013

A progressive visión for Europe, a view fron Spain
En “Shaping a different Europe, contributions to a critical debate”
Editorial Dietz. Fundación Ebert 2014

About the democratic governance of the euro
En “The future of Europe”
Editorial Rowman and Littlefield 2014

Las cuentas y los cuentos de la independencia
(con Joan Llorach)
Editorial La Catarata 2015

“An open letter to Trump and Putin: The world needs Nuclear Zero”: David Krieger’s article in The Hill.

Dr. David Krieger, Founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and member of our Think Tank, has written with Daniel Ellsberg “An open letter to Trump and Putin: The world needs Nuclear Zero” in The Hill.

“This may be the most dangerous time in human history. In a dramatic recent decision, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved its iconic Doomsday Clock ahead from three minutes to only two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. Humankind faces two existential challenges of global and potentially apocalyptic scope: nuclear weapons and climate change. Our focus here is on nuclear dangers, but we strongly encourage you, Presidents Trump and Putin, to undertake in a spirit of urgency all necessary steps to avert further global warming.”

We invite you to read the article here.

Picture: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.