José M. de Areilza has a double appointment as Professor in the Department of Law and in the Department of General Management and Strategy at ESADE Business School, Barcelona. Also, since 2013, he holds the Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE, awarded by the European Commission.
In 2018-19 he will be a Visiting Professor at INSEAD Business School. His two areas of teaching and research are Law and Politics in the European Union and Power and Influence in Organizations. He has published more than fifty academic articles and has directed the collective books “Internet, a prophecy” (Ariel) and “The transformations of Spain in the European Union” (Faes). He is the author of the book “Power and Law in the European Union” (Civitas).Professor Areilza is also Secretary General of the Aspen Institute Spain, a foundation associated with The Aspen Institute in the United States, a non partisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas.
He has been a Visiting Professor at ten diferent European and American universities and has worked as Advisor on European and North American affairs in President of the Government of Spain’s Office. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Madrid Bar Association (2007-12), Dean and founder of IE Law School at IE Business School-IE University and President of the Center for European Studies-IE.
He writes a weekly column on international affairs in the ABC newspaper and sits in its Board of Directors. In 2017 he received the Antonio Fontán Prize for Political Journalism in its 7th edition. He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Senior Research Fellow at Elcano Royal Institute and Academy Adjunct Faculty at the Royal Institute of International Affairs -Chatham House, London. In 2017 he has been named President of the British-Spanish Tertulias, the leading Spain-United Kingdom forum.
He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Naval Museum of Spain, Ministry of Defence, and the Board of Trustees of the Santa María del Camino Foundation, that serves persons with intellectual disabilities.
José M. de Areilza holds a Licenciado en Derecho (LL.B. degree, Special Graduation Prize) from Complutense University of Madrid, a Doctorate in Law (SJD) and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University and Master in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 1991 he was admitted to the New York Bar.