Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Mr Manuel Muñiz is a Spanish lawyer and an international relations scholar. He is the Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs where he leads activities and research on US-Europe relations as well as Atlantic Basin matters. Manuel is a local affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and a member of the Alumni Board of Directors of the Kennedy School of Government. He is also a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission and a holder of the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Fellowship. Additionally, Manuel directs the Fundación Rafael del Pino’s Program on International Relations and Global Leadership, which aims to foster Spanish talent in the field of foreign affairs; and is a co-Founder and former President of The Altius Society, an Oxford-based organization gathering young scholars and practitioners with a desire to understand trends of change in the world, and to contribute to a more effective global governance.
Manuel holds a JD from the Complutense University in Madrid, an MSc in Finance from the IEB, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and is on the final stages of a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations at the University of Oxford. His research falls within the fields of European integration and transatlantic relations. From 2012 to 2014 he was a Research Fellow at Science Po's Centre d’Études de Relations Internationales (CERI). He has been a visiting researcher at a number of foreign affairs think tanks including the Institut Français des Relations Internationales in Paris, and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin. In 2015 he worked for the United Nations’ Support Mission in Libya where he provided analysis and advice on the security track of the Libyan Peace Dialogue.