The Scientific Committee of CIDOB holds its constitutive meeting

CIDOB - Jan 17, 2020

The Committee, consisting of leading experts in the field of international relations, will be in charge of advising, evaluating and supporting CIDOB’s research quality.

Today, January 17th, 2020, the constitutive meeting of the Scientific Committee of CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) has been held. Antoni Segura, President of CIDOB, welcomed the session, during which Pol Morillas, director of CIDOB, presented the revision of CIDOB’s Master Plan, which should guide the work of the institution until 2021. 

With the aim of giving continuity to its current research priorities, CIDOB has reorganised and systematised its strategic research areas along thematic lines –Global geopolitics and security; Migrations; Global cities and metropolises; and Sustainable development– and regional lines –Europe; The greater Mediterranean; Latin America and the Atlantic space; and other regions of interest such as Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel and Asia-Pacific. Blanca Garcés, CIDOB’s research coordinator, has presented the content of each of them. 

To assure cutting-edge research with high policy impact in international issues, the Scientific Committee of CIDOB will be in charge of advising, evaluating and supporting CIDOB’s research quality, as reflected in the Statutes of the Foundation (article 32.2). The constitution of this Committee allows the incorporation of leading voices of experts for the promotion of critical analysis and the formulation of innovative policy orientations. The Committee consists of the following national and international experts in the field of international relations:


Esther Barbé, Senior Research Associate, IBEI. Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 

Clara Carvalho, Professor of the Department of Anthropology, ISCTE-IUL, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa 

Judy Dempsey, Nonresident Senior Fellow and Editor in Chief of Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe 

Teresa Garcia-Milà, Director, Barcelona Graduate School 

Corinna Horst, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, GMF, Brussels Office 

Daniel Innerarity, Director, Instituto de Gobernanza Democrática 

Jacint Jordana, Director, IBEI. Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 

Cristina Manzano, Director, esglobal 

Gema Martín Muñoz, Professor of Sociology of the Arab and Islamic world, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 

Josep Joan Moreso, Professor of Legal Philosophy, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. President, AQU Catalunya 

Charles Powell, Director, Real Instituto Elcano 

Angel Saz, Director, EsadeGeo 

Andrew Selee, President, Migration Policy Institute 

Anna Terrón, Director, FIIAPP 

Nathalie Tocci, Director, IAI 

Sinan Ulgen, Chairman, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) 

Jordi Vaquer, Director, Global Foresight and Analysis, Open Society Foundations 

Rafael Vilasanjuan, Director, Policy and Global Development, ISGlobal 

Richard Youngs, Professor of International and European Politics, Warwick University


Taking its traditional mission of linking politics and analysis as a starting point, and in order to ensure a better connection between knowledge and society, CIDOB constitutes a public good that contributes to improving the knowledge, dissemination and influence of global thinking. 

CIDOB also promotes innovation in the analysis of global politics, with the aim of transcending classical international relations structures and considering the growing impact of global phenomena on local realities. Innovation in research also involves opening up new lines of research to keep pace with current social transformations.