Manuel Muñiz

IE University


Manuel Muñiz is the  Founding Director of the Center for the Governance of Change, the Dean of the School of International Relations at IE University, and Rafael del Pino Professor of Practice of Global Leadership. 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 complexity and interdependence.

Dr. Muñiz is a Senior Associate at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as well as one of the promoters of its Transatlantic Relations Initiative. He is also an elected member of the Alumni Board of Directors of the Kennedy School of Government.

Throughout his career Dr. Muñiz has provided policy advice to governments and international organizations including the United Nations, the G20, the EU Commission and the Spanish National Security Council. He is also an advisor to the European group of the Trilateral Commission. Additionally he has published opinion pieces or been interviewed for publications such as The New York TimesThe Washington Post or El Mundo.

Dr. Muniz holds a JD (Law) from the Complutense University in Madrid, an MSc in Finance from the IEB, a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. He is 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 having the greatest impact on our thinking about Iberoamerica.

During the Spring term of 2017 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, which examined the rise of populism and its geopolitical consequences.