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César de Prado

Visiting Fellow

Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI)


Period: January – December 2014



Research project

EU – Asia Relations


Biographical note

César de Prado (PhD from EUI-SPS 2002) is an Associate in the Europe in the World research area of the Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute. He tries to explain, foresee and strengthen Europe-Asia strategic relations and their links to world order. He just published Prospects for the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership (2014), and is currently upgrading his Europe’s strategy towards Asia (2013). He has single-authored two books (Global Multi-level Governance 2007; Oriéntate en Oriente 1997), co-edited one on Central Asia in Spanish (2010), and single-authored over 30 papers on Europe-Asia largely from a soft power, people-to-people perspective.

César has set up a research project on broadcasting public data with dynamic maps, has edited the first online newsletter in Spanish on Asian and International relations, and as an EUI researcher representative he set up the in-house news report.

Before IBEI-Barcelona, where he was a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher, he has researched on Europe, Asia, global governance, leadership and soft power in small but innovative centres in Salamanca, Tokyo, Bruges, and Lund.

His academic experiences cross-fertilise with work in governments (the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, the European Commission’s International InfoSoc Unit, the Spanish Embassy’s Trade Section in Tokyo), with many presentations at policy think tanks, and in business consulting and in risk taking (helped set-up an online start-up to attract international students to Europe’s universities).

He strives to synthesise, present and discuss with attentive publics the most relevant academic knowledge alongside no-nonsense European political leaders.

César enjoys and promotes adventure tourism.