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Manuel Lucena Giraldo


Manuel Lucena Giraldo


Global & Public Affairs

Manuel Lucena-Giraldo is Research Scientist in the Spanish Council for Scientic Research, CSIC. He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Lecturer BOSP in Stanford University and Visiting Professor at Tufts University (Boston), Javeriana University (Colombia), IVIC (Venezuela), Colegio de Mexico, University of the Andes (Chile and Colombia) and St. Antony´s College (Oxford). He was Education Attaché in the Spanish Embassy in Colombia and held foreign education positions. He was representative of the CSIC at the European Science Foundation, COST Universities Network Manager and Research Advisor at the Carolina Foundation. His publications include a number of books on travels, scientific expeditions, cities,  images of nations, empires or globalization. He is co-author of The Oxford Illustrated History of the World; Professor of Writing (non-fiction) in Penguin Random House School; Assistant Editor in Culture & History;  Member of the board of Revista de Occidente and the Advisory Committee of National Geographic in Global History. He is a member of  the Colombian Academy of History,  the Royal Academy of History from Spain and the European Academy. He was awarded the Cross of the Civil Merit and the Silver Cross of the Civil Guard from Spain.