Javier Solana is president of ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona-Madrid). He is also chairman of the Aspen Institute España, distinguished fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, honorary president of the Centre for Human Dialogue (Geneva), member of the board of the International Crisis Group, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Human Rights Watch, as well as senior visiting professor at the London School of Economics, where he was awarded an Honorary Degree in December 2010. Previously, Dr. Solana served as the European Union’s High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, secretary general of the Council of the European Union, and secretary general of NATO. Prior to that, he held different ministerial portfolios in the Spanish government, including Foreign Affairs.
Ex-officio Trustee, Aspen Institute, Chairman, Aspen Institute España