Faculty & Research


We bring together diverse faculty from all around the world with regional and subject matter expertise across all facets of international relations studies.

Faculty

Haizam Amirah-Fernández
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Haizam Amirah-Fernández

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Haizam Amirah-Fernández holds a BA in Arab Studies from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MA in Arab Studies/Political Science on a Fulbright scholarship from Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He completed his studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He specializes in international relations, political Islam, and transitions to democracy in the Arab world, where he has lived for over sixteen years. Professor Amirah-Fernández has published extensively on Middle Eastern and North African affairs. He has lectured at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Georgetown University, Saint Louis University, Universidad CEU San Pablo, and Universitat de Barcelona, among others.
Babita Bhatt
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Babita Bhatt

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Before joining IE University Ms. Babita Bhatt worked for three years in Microfinance and other government sponsored development projects in India and worked on various research projects in Ivey Business School, Canada. She was a lecturer for Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy program in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She holds BA, MA from University of Rajasthan, India and master degree in International Political Economy from University of Western Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on Sino-India Relations and international political economy, especially from an Asian perspective. Her research interests are diverse but mostly surround the social aspects/cost of development and the processes and policies to make economic growth more inclusive. She is also interested in gender issue.

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Sino-India Relations; Social enterprise and poverty alleviation; Role of social capital in development; Gender and culture; and Multiculturalism and feminism in today’s world.
Eliah Bures
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Eliah Bures

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Eliah Bures received his Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the 2014-2015 IE-Berkeley International Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow . His research focuses on modern German history, the World Wars, the history of intellectual conservatism as an international movement, and the history of friendship and sociability.
Marco Caserta
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Marco Caserta

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PhD in Operations Research, University of Illinois, USA.Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods, Operations & Technology Area, IE Business School.
Mario Esteban Rodríguez
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Mario Esteban Rodríguez

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PhD on Political Science and MSc on Asian Politics (School of Oriental and African Studies, London University). He is Senior Analyst on the Asia-Pacific region at Elcano Royal Institute and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for East Asian Studies of the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has served as external expert for the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Spanish Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence. He has also been a visiting professor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University and at the University of Turku; and visiting researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Chengchi National University in Taipei. His research interests are focused on the international relations of East Asia, EU – East Asia Relations, and the domestic and international politics of China. On these topics he has published several books and numerous articles in academic journals, such as The China Quarterly, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, African and Asian Studies, and The European Journal of East Asian Studies.
Mark Esposito
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Mark Esposito

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Post Doctoral Education, Harvard Business School, USA.PhD in International Management, focus on Organizational Theory and Strategy, International School of Management,France/USA.MBA in Organizational Theory, Columbia Southern University, USA.Adjunct Professor at IE Business School.
Patricia Gabaldón
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Patricia Gabaldón

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PhD in Economics, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain.MsC in Leisure Management, Deusto University.Head of the Research Office at IE Business School.Professor of Economic Environment at IE Business School.
Gonzalo Garland
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Gonzalo Garland

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Professor of Economic Environment, IE Business School, 1994 to present.Professor of Business in Emerging Markets, IE Business School, 1994 to present.Director of External Relations, IE Business School, 2004 to present.Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, University of Pennsylvania.MA in Economics, Stanford University.
Marie Jose Garot
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Marie Jose Garot

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Academic BackgroundPhD in Law, European University Institute (Florence, Italy), with a thesis on “Citizenship in the EU”, 1997. Master in PoliticalSciences, University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas (France). Law Degree, University of Rennes (France).Research and Teaching ExperienceProfessor of European Law, IE Law School.Professor of Chinese Law, IE Law School.Director of the Center for European Studies/IE.Adjunct professor, Department of Public and State Law, Carlos III University (Madrid).Adjunct Professor of International and European Institutions, University of Toulouse-le-Mirail (France).
Nikitas Konstantinidis
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Nikitas Konstantinidis

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Dr Konstantinidis currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the School of International Relations at IE University. His main research interests lie in the areas of comparative and international political economy, applied formal theory, regional integration, international organizations, and European Union politics. Current research projects include the effects of globalization on national democracy, models of electoral accountability and party polarization under external policy constraints, and the formal analysis of compliance and enforcement mechanisms in the European (Monetary) Union. His research material is available on his respective profiles on Google Scholar and Academia.edu. He has also been active in terms of blogging, writing op-eds, and tweeting (@nikkon7). Moreover, he is a member of the steering committee of the Greek Public Policy Forum, an academic initiative that seeks to derive concrete policy implications from multidisciplinary research and to foster cross-border dialogue and consultations on issues of public policy within a recessionary environment. Finally, he has taken an active interest in Greek politics as a member of the progressive political movement ‘Forward Greece’.

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University Lecturer in International Political Economy, Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIS), Cambridge University
Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Government, London School of Economics
Post-doctoral Fellow, Institut Barcelona d' Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)

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PhD Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
M.A. Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models, Summer Institute, Duke University
MSc Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
BA Government and Economics, London School of Economics
Daniel Kselman
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Daniel Kselman

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Daniel Kselman is Academic Director at the IE School of International Relations. He received a PhD in political science from Duke University, where he also received a Masters degree in Economics. His research emphasizes the interactions between, democracy, economic development, and political governance, with a particular focus on the internal organization and operation of political parties. As well, it combines a global focus with case expertise on Turkish politics and society. Daniel's research has been published in top academic journals including Political Analysis, Comparative Political Studies, and Public Choice. He also serves as President of the Minga Foundation, an international NGO in the field of health and economic development with projects in Brazil, Ecuador, Malawi, and Uganda.
Anna Marra
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Anna Marra

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Anna Marra is an Italian lawyer, degreed at the University of Milan, Faculty of Law, with a Master in International Relationships at the Institute for Political Studies (ISPI, MIA, Milan). After a period of practice in the United Nations (Terrorism Prevention Branch, Vienna) and in the Secretary of Amnesty International, London, in 2001, she has been serving the Italian Chapter of Transparency International as Executive Director till 2005, coordinating the portfolio of projects in the area of anti-bribery education and prevention, corporate social responsibility and compliance programs. Since 2006, she is a PM trainer and consultant for private and public organizations. Since 2012 Anna is the Director of the Legal Project Management Programs at IE Law School and associate professor in IE Law and Business School. She joined the IE-BIR and IE-MIR in 2015 (IE University).
Borja Mesa
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Borja Mesa

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Borja Mesa-Sánchez is Adjunct Professor at the IE School of International Relations. After finishing his Ph.D. in Quantitative Economics at Universidad de Alicante he joined the Department of Economics of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as a Post-doctoral fellow. He received a Masters degree in Quantitative Economics, and his Bachelor’s Degree from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (with honors). His research is in competition policy, game theory and industrial organization. He has published in international scientific journals ranked in JCR by ISI. Borja teaches at undergraduate and graduate level and he has been the advisor for many senior thesis.
José Ramón Montero
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José Ramón Montero

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Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Doctor in Law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, has also taught at the Universities of Granada, Santiago, Zaragoza, Cádiz, and Complutense de Madrid, as well at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Juan March Institute, Madrid. Has been Visiting Fellow at the Universities of Harvard, California in Berkeley, Ohio State University, Institut d’Études Politiques-Bordeaux, ICSTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago de Chile), and European University Institute (EUI) and Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, both in Florence (Italy). He is currently a member of the Academia Europeae.
David Moshfegh
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David Moshfegh

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David Moshfegh is the 2012-2013 IE-Berkeley International Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow.Ph.D. in History, University of California, Berkeley (US), B.A. in History and Philosophy, Stanford University (US).Former visiting instructor in U.C. Davis’s History Department, where he taught a course on the history of Jews in Muslimsocieties.
Miguel Otero
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Miguel Otero

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Miguel Otero-Iglesias is Senior Analyst for the International Political Economy (IPE) at Elcano Royal Institute in Spain and Senior Associate Research Fellow at the EU-Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management in France. He is a regular visiting research fellow at the Institute of World Economics and POlitics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Previsouly he was Assistant Professor at ESSCA, Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in IPE from Oxford Brookes University.
Henry Pascoe
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Henry Pascoe

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Henry Pascoe is an Assistant Professor in the School of International Relations at IE University. He received a PhD in Government and a MS in Statistics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research, some of which has been published in venues including the Journal of Conflict Resolution, focuses on international cooperation for counterterrorism, political violence, and international organizations. His research has been supported by grants from the AidData Center for Development Policy and has been presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, The Peace Science Society, and The Midwest Political Science Association.
Luis Peral
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Luis Peral

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Luis has extensive academic, policy-oriented and practical experience in the fields of human rights and International Humanitarian Law, peacekeeping and peace-building, conflict analysis and private diplomacy. As a human rights lawyer and policy analyst, Luis has extensively worked on forced migration derived from generalized violence and conflict as well as on the Responsibility to Protect. He has been particularly involved in the design of comprehensive international responses to conflict situations in DRC, Afghanistan, Syria or Libya.Luis is Ph.D. in Law, Master in Law of the European Union, and holds degrees both in Law and Political Sciences (Universities Complutense and Carlos III of Madrid, Spain), and a Diploma in English Law (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK). He is/has been part of academic and policy networks of global outreach, such as the Editorial Board of the Refugee Law Reader, the Global Research Group (GG10), and the Task Force on the Role of the EU in the Prevention of Mass Atrocities.
Waya Quiviger
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Waya Quiviger

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Waya Quiviger is Executive Director of the Master in International Relations at IE School of International Relations and Director of Special Projects in the Social Impact Management Department at IE Business School. Prior to joining IE, Ms. Quiviger was Director of Participant Relations at Club de Madrid, as well as Project Director for the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in Madrid. She also worked for the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, as Manager of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow (GLTs) WEF community. Waya Quiviger holds an M.Sc. in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Master in International Management from the Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University (CA). Ms. Quiviger teaches International Organizations and International Affairs in the Master in International Relations and the Bachelor in International Relations as well as various workshops and seminars on social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and design thinking in the International MBA, Master in Management, and Master in Finance. Her research interests include social innovation, social entrepreneurship and international relations.
Francisco Seijo
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Francisco Seijo

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Francisco Seijo is a professor, researcher and consultant in environmental politics. His fields of expertise include forest policy, fire ecology, climate change and coupled human and natural systems theory and modeling. His work has appeared in leading scientific peer reviewed journals such as Environmental Politics, the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Human Ecology Review, BioScience, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and Land Use Policy among others. More recently he has also co-edited a book with the europarliamentarian Florent Marcellesi for Editorial Icaria entitled “¿Que Europa queremos?” on recent developments in European environmental politics. Dr. Seijo has collaborated with various Spanish and international governmental and non-governmental organizations as a development consultant and participated in the ongoing environmental and forest policy debate in Spain through opinion pieces in El Correo, Publico and Cadena SER. Dr. Seijo, in addition to his academic activity, is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Fire Ecology.
Federico Steinberg
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Federico Steinberg

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Federico Steinberg is Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Professor of Political Economy at Madrid’s Universidad Autónoma. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma, an MSc in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University. Between 2002 and 2004 he was involved in a variety of development projects for the World Bank as a consultant in Washington DC, Ghana and Bolivia, as well as at the Executive Office of the Secretary General at the United Nations headquarters in New York. He also teaches regularly at a number of Master´s degrees, including IE business school and ICADE. He is also a frequent contributor to Spanish media, and has been invited to deliver speeches in more than ten countries.
Laura Tedesco
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Laura Tedesco

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Laura Tedesco is Associate Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University/Madrid Campus. She is currently Head of the Political Science Department. She has completed her PhD in International Relations at Warwick University. Dr. Tedesco analyzes contemporary politics in Latin America, especially issues on democracy, political leadership and urban violence. Her latest research was a four-year project, funded by Open Society Institute (Washington DC), on political leaders in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Uruguay.
Nina Wiesehomeier
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Nina Wiesehomeier

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Nina Wiesehomeier has received her PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Konstanz (Germany). She has previously held positions of Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies at the University of Swansea (UK), Fellow at the Social Science Institute, University of Lisbon (Portugal), and was a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (USA). Nina’s research interests fall into the area of comparative politics and evolve around political parties, political institutions, women representation, ideology and issues of political representation, political preferences, and political behavior. More information can be found at www.wiesehomeier.net.
Nikolina Zidek
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Nikolina Zidek

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Nikolina Židek received a PhD in political science from Complutense University in Madrid. She received a Masters degree in International Studies from the Diplomatic School of Madrid in cooperation with Complutense University. Her areas of expertise are the Balkans, processes of democratization, transitional justice and human rights. Nikolina worked for 12 years as Croatian professional diplomat. She was posted in Croatian Embassies in Madrid and Buenos Aires. She is external associate of Documenta, Center for Dealing with the Past, main Croatian NGO for human rights.

Research

IE School of International Relations is committed to excellence in research and innovation, striving towards becoming an international reference in knowledge creation in international affairs. The work of IE’s academic and research staff has resulted in published research projects in the form of books, academic and journal articles, case studies and working papers.

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