European Conference
February 9 and 10, 2024 | Cambridge, MA

Juan Luis Manfredi

Professor at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University

Juan Luis Manfredi is Prince of Asturias Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He teaches European politics, deglobalization, public diplomacy, urban international politics, and modern diplomacy. His most recent books are Handbook of Diplomatic Reform and Innovation (Palgrave, 2023) and Urban Diplomacy. A Cosmopolitan Outlook (Brill, 2021), which was long-listed in the Pattis Family Foundation Global Cities Book Award given out by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Currently, he serves as International Studies Association (ISA) International Communication Section (ICOMM) Executive Committee Member and Program Vice Chair. He will be Section President in 2025. He has been a member of the Scientific Council of the Elcano Royal Institute (2014-2019), a leading think tank in Europe. Since before joining Georgetown University, he has also been a tenured Full Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where he teaches Journalism and International Studies. For seven years, he has been the academic director at ESADE Business School, leading public policies and political leadership programs.

As a professional journalist, he is an op-ed contributor for Cinco Días, a leading financial newspaper, and a senior contributor to NTN24 (DC-based private TV network), Le Grand Continent (France), Agenda Pública (El País op-ed), and CMM (public radio broadcast). He has been a finalist for two journalist prizes in 2020 (El Ciervo Prize for “In Praise of Democratic Boredom”) and 2015 (Citi Award for Journalistic Excellence for “Hubs, Industry, and Knowledge in the XXI Century”).

Speaker Schedule

Friday, February 9, 2024

at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS)
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Empower Europe: The Road to an Inclusive Energy Transition Clara Andreoletti | Sebastian Burduja | Joan Groizard Moderated by John D. Macomber
Nye Auditorium
Challenges to European Democracies: The Rise of Populism and Democratic Backsliding Jérôme Gautheret | Juan Luis Manfredi | Daniel Ziblatt Moderated by Kelly Agathos
Allison Room