Carlos Closa


JUNE 1st, 2018

Professor Carlos Closa holds a Ph. D. in Politics, Universitty of Hull (UK) (1993); M.A. in European Integration and Cooperation (1990) (U. Hull). He is also Diplomado en Ciencia Política y Derecho Constitucional, Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies (CEPC), Madrid (1988) and holds degrees in Sociology and Political Science (Universidad Complutense, UCM), Madrid, 1987. Between 2004 and 2008, he was Deputy Director of the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (Ministry of Presidency) and between 2005 and 2009, he was member of the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law (Council of Europe) representing Spain. He has been formerly professor at the University of Zaragoza, Complutense (Madrid) and tutor at the University of Hull. He has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges); Visiting Professor at the University of Gröningen and the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands) and he is Professor at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset (IUOG), (Madrid) since 1999 and the Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) since 2009. He was also Visiting Fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Centre of Harvard University (2002) and Jean Monnet Fellow (1995-1996) and Salvador de Madariaga Fellow(2004) at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence), Senior Emile Nöel Fellow at New York University (NYU) (2010-2011) and Affiliated Scholar at the Global Governance Programme of the EUI (2010-2106). Between 2014 and 2015, he became Director of the Research Strand on European, Transnational and Global Governance at the GGP. He serves currently as Chair for RC3 (European Unification) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and he is co-editor of the European Political Science Review (CUP). He has published articles in English, Spanish, French and Italian on EU citizenship, the EU Constitutional structure, Europeanization and the EU relation with the member states in journals such as Common Market Law Review, Journal of European Integration, Law and Philosophy, European Law Journal;European Public Law, Comparative European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Politique Europeenne, South European Society and Politics, West European Politics or Revista de Estudios Políticos, Revista Española de Ciencia Política y de la Administraciòn, Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto in Spanish. His main research interests are regional integration in Europe and Latin America with special attention to constitutional and institutional aspects; and politics of memory and transitional justice.