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About us

María Isabel Nieto Fernández

Academic Coordinator. Expertise on European Community System, European Policy, European Security and Defence, European Neighbourhood Policy, Regional Policy, International Relations and Russia. Apart from her academic experience, she has a long professional experience on European Politics and International Relations, working as a specialist and advisor in European Affairs for local and regional governments in Spain since 2003, managing the Foreign Affairs Service of the regional government of Extremadura from 2011 till 2012, acting as an alternate member of the Committee of the Regions, acquiring a deep knowledge of the role of regional organizations in the design of national policies and European Public Policies, specially Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and regional Policy. In the module, Maria Isabel will focus on the Commun Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).




Francisco Aldecoa Luzárraga

Staff Member. Chair on International Relations at the Department of International Public Law and International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2000). Vice-President of the Spanish Federal Council of the European Movement. He’s was the head of the Jean Monnet Chair of the European Commission on the European Political Model and its External Dimension since 1994. His main areas of interest are Security and Defence in Europe, International Relations and European Integration, as well as the analysis of Foreign Policy, International Cooperation, changes in diplomacy, and integration processes. He is author, co-author and editor of more than hundred books, chairing, co-chairing multitude or lecturing in multitude of lectures in international workshops, congresses and seminars focusing mainly in European Security and Defence, NATO, Mediterranean Security, and Spanish Foreign Policy. In this module, Professor Aldecoa will focus on the Security and Defence and the Common Security and Defence Policy, particularly.

Soledad Segoviano Monterrubio

Staff Member. Specialist on security and defence studies and foreign policy, with special emphasis since 2011 on energy security. She has given lectures in the Master on Security and Defence at UCM, with the collaboration of the Defence College of the Armed Forces (ESFAS, Ministry of Defence). She has also participated as lecturer at the British Forum Petroleum Energy and Sustainability, organized by the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICAI/ICADE) and in the Seminar on energy supply, organized by the Institute of International Affairs and Foreign Policy (INCIPE) and the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies (IEEE) of the Ministry of Defence. In this module, Professor Segoviano will focus on energy security.


Jorge Tuñón Navarro

Staff Member. Assistant Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Visiting Research Fellow at the General Program of the College of Europe, and external on-hand academic expert of the European Parliament and the European Commission. He also works for the Spanish Public Administration Institute, the CIEE Global Institute and the OBS Business School. He got his “Doctor Europeus” (PhD) by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Extraordinary Awards). Previously, he had also received his three corresponding graduate (MA) diploma in Laws, Communication and Politics.