Staff

Director

Elio A. Gallego García

Law Professor of Theory and Philosophy at CEU San Pablo University. His work has been focused on political philosophy and law and aimed, at rereading and updating the thinking of the classical legal and political tradition. In addition to articles and book in collaboration with other authors, he has written a significant number of essays, including Classical Wisdom and political freedom (Ciudadela 2009); Common law. The legal and political thought of Sir Eduard Coke (Ediciones Encuento 2012); Reason and authority. Hobbes and the bankruptcy of the western tradition (CEPC, 2016); Representation and power. An Attempt at Clarification (Dykinson, 2017); State of dissolution. Europe and its destiny in the thought of Donoso Cortés (Sekotia, 2017); The Idea of a patriotic king for the reconstruction of Spain (Schedas, 2020); The Shape of Liberty in the Western Political Tradition (Dykinson, 2021).

Academic Secretary
Head of education and programs

Fernando Nistal González

Professor of Journalistic Writing, Ethics and Deontology at the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid. Doctor in Journalism from the same University, he has also a certified facilitator of the "Leadership Essentials" program, by the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL). Since 2016, he is a professor in the Degree on Values and Leadership and, in the Postgraduate on Transformative Skills and Leadership. Currently, he is the coordinator of the Leadership and Civic Commitment course.

He has always combined teaching with different management and communications responsibilities at the university San Pablo CEU. He has also been responsible of the academic secretary of the International Observatory of Victims of Terrorism and, more recently, head of External Communications of the San Pablo CEU University Foundation.

Head of International Relations for Europe

José Antonio Pérez Ramos

Graduated in Law and International Relations from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas – ICADE. Master's Degree in Business Legal Counsel by the Instituto de Empresa Law School and Executive Master's Degree in Business Law by the Centro de Estudios Garrigues. His professional career as a lawyer has been developed in recognized national law firms, specializing in the area of Procedural and Banking Law.

In the academic field, he has been an external member of the Centro de Investigação do Instituto de Estudos Politicos of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where he has carried out an academic research stay. He has collaborated with the Péter Pázmány Catholic University in various seminars related to the history of political ideas. In addition, he has contributed to collective publications promoted by several institutions. Currently, he is doing his doctoral thesis at the CEU-CEINDO International Doctoral School, in the field of political thought and European studies.

Head of International Relations for America

Eduardo Puig de la Bellacasa

Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Economics and Law from the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom. Master's degree in Western European Politics and Governments from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Much of his professional career has been developed at the Telefónica company as manager of Corporate Telecommunications Regulation, director of Institutional Relations, director of Relations with interest groups and Public-Private Alliances, director of Corporate Reporting and Reputation and director of Reputation, Relations with Stakeholders and Sustainability Communication. In addition, he has also worked for Telefónica de Brazil (Sao Paulo) as head of the Telecommunications Regulation project He has also worked as an analyst of mergers and acquisitions at N.M. Rothschild & Sons (United Kingdom), for Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

In recent years he has been director of the Sustainability Hub at Schiller International University, Senior Adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills and Connecting Advisor at the consulting firm Connecting Visions.

Head of Studies and Social Analysis

Gonzalo Sanz-Magallón Rezusta

Doctor in Economics from the San Pablo CEU University since 1998, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Economics as well as Academic Secretary of the Centre for Political Economy and Regulation. He is been recognized as Researcher by the CNAE (Spanish Ministry of Education). He has been a Visiting Professor and lecturer in different foreign universities.

He has been the principal investigator of nearly 40 projects carried out for public administrations, business associations and private investors, on different topics, such as the economic impact of plant biotechnology, the improvement of water resource management, regional competitiveness trends, and educational policies. Among his most recent scientific publications, are those analysing the contribution of non-public educational centres in improving the quality, efficiency and equality of the Spanish educational system.

Communication and Events Coordinator

Paloma Corbí Cuenca

Graduated in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication from the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, where she obtained an extraordinary degree award in Audiovisual Communication. She has worked at the television production company Newtral where she worked as a journalist in the program ¿Donde estabas entonces? of LaSexta and in the documentary “Un sueño real” of HBO. Since December 2016, she has been collaborating with COPE's "A Grandes Trazos" program.

She graduated from the first promotion of the Leadership and Civic Commitment Course of CEU-CEFAS. She is a member of the management team of Colegio Mayor Poveda with tutoring tasks, organization of activities and management of social networks.