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Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Alvaro Renedo is currently a Fellow in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relation), where he will be doing research and lecturing in the field of EU affairs throughout this academic year.
He has served as Director of the Department of European Affairs and G20 in the Presidency of the Government of Spain from 2016 to 2018. During that period, he was responsible for European policy (bilateral and inter-EU policy) and G20 policy within the Cabinet Office of the Spanish Government, and participated, on behalf of Spain, in the relevant Sherpa meetings within both the EU and the G20.
A career diplomat since 2006, he has held different positions in the field of European policy (Senior Advisor in the Department of European Affairs and G20 in the Presidency of the Government; Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of State for the European Union; Deputy to the Director-General of General Affairs and the Coordination of Policies related to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, in the Secretary of State for the European Union; and Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of State for the European Union, amongst other positions).
From 2014 to 2016, he was Associate Professor in the Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Public International Law and International Relations), where he was senior lecturer in the following Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree courses: Legal and political systems of the European Union; Structure and dynamics of the international community; History of Spain’s foreign policy; and Research methods and techniques in international affairs. He has also been a guest lecturer in the University of Salamanca, the University of Valencia, the University of Seville, the University of Cadiz, the Pontifical University of Comillas, the Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies, the Spanish Lower House of Parliament, the Diplomatic Academy of Spain, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the Budapest Security Conference, amongst other institutes.
He is the author of the following studies: “The evolution of the legislative and budgetary powers of the European Parliament: theory and praxis in communitarian democracy” (On Diplomacy and International Relations, vol. I, Publications of the Spanish Diplomatic Academy, Spain, 2008); and “The Spanish Presidency of the European Union and the fight against child poverty and social exclusion” (Child Poverty and Social Exclusion. Building equity... childhood development. Comillas Pontifical University, Child Platform, Spain, 2012).
He is member of the Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations (Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales, AEPDIRI).
Mr. Renedo holds a Law Degree and Business diploma, from ICADE Law and Business School (Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid). Amongst other academic activities, he went to the Bucerius Summer School of Global Governance (Hamburg, Germany, 2014 edition). He completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program Mastering Negotiation: Building Agreements Across Boundaries (April 2014). In 2001, he went to summer school at Georgetown University, where he completed Comparative Politics and International Relations (two courses within the University’s undergraduate program in the Department of Government at the moment). In 1998, he represented Spain at the international Latin contest, Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas (Arpino, Italy).

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Saturday, November 2

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