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Pol Morillas

General Director; Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Center for International Affairs – CIDOB

Political scientist, he holds a PhD in Politics, Policies and International Relations from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). Besides CIDOB, he is also an Associate Professor at the UAB, where he teaches European Foreign Policy and the Theory of International Relations, and a member of the Observatori de Política Exterior Europea. Previously, he has been Head of the Euro-Mediterranean Policies field at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Coordinator of the Political and Security Committee of the Council of the EU and Advisor on External Action at the European Parliament. His numerous published research papers and Opeds cover the dynamics of European integration, the institutional developments of EU external action, the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU’s security strategies and Euro-Mediterranean relations, among other subjects. His latest book is Strategy-Making in the EU. From Foreign and Security Policy to External Action (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He is the lead researcher on the EU-LISTCO project, dedicated to studying the European Union’s external policy in the conditions created by the fragility of the states in its neighborhood and the contested global order.