Pol Morillas has been appointed new Director of CIDOB

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The Observatori researcher, Pol Morillas has been appointed by the Board of CIDOB new Director of the organization. The candidate’s election took place during an extraordinary meeting of the institution’s Board, last Friday 14th September, on the motion of its President, Antoni Segura. Morillas will replace Jordi Bacaria, until now director of CIDOB.

Pol Morillas (1982) is a political scientist, holds a PhD in Politics, Policies and International Relations from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a master’s in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He is also an Associate Professor at the UAB, where he teaches European Foreign Policy and the Theory of International Relations, and a member of the Observatori de Política Exterior Europea. Previously, he has been Head of the Euro-Mediterranean Policies field at the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Coordinator of the Political and Security Committee of the Council of the EU, and Advisor on External Action at the European Parliament. His numerous published research papers for academic journals and think tanks, like his opinion articles, cover the dynamics of European integration, the institutional developments of EU external action, the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the EU’s security strategies and Euro-Mediterranean relations, among other subjects. His book Strategy-Making in the EU. From Foreign and Security Policy to External Action will soon be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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