On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Spain, the Vaclav Havel Library, the Embassy of Spain in Prague and the Cervantes Institute organized a lively debate on the transitions to democracy in Spain and Czechia/Czechoslovakia. The speakers were the Director of Havel Library, Mr. Michael Zantovský, and Dr. Charles Powell, a historian of contemporary Spain who is also Director of the Elcano Royal Institute.
As a global actor, the European Union faces major challenges and opportunities. In his address to the IIEA, Dr Powell explored the Union’s role in an increasingly volatile and unpredictable world, in which the survival of the rules-based international order that has served Europe so well can no longer be taken for granted. In particular, he examined how the EU should respond to the growing US-China rivalry, the future of the transatlantic relationship, and the debate over ‘strategic autonomy’. Dr Powell also reviewed Spain’s contribution to the EU’s efforts to establish itself as a relevant and credible global actor.
During a brief visit to Vilnius, Charles Powell gave a talk on ‘Spain and its 21st Century challenges’ at the Martyno Mažvydo National Library, where he was introduced by its director, Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, and by the Spanish ambassador to Lithuania, José María Robles Fraga. In the afternoon, he lectured on ‘The future of the European Union: a Spanish perspective’ at the Institute for International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University, where he was hosted by its director, Dr. Margarita Šešelgytė.
On Tuesday, 29 October 219, the New Strategy Center organized an event dedicated to the future evolution of the European integration process, where the participants benefited from the contribution of Dr. Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute. The dynamic debate on the Spanish vision of potential developments in Europe was opened by […]
Charles Powell attended the Bled Strategic Forum, which has rapidly become Slovenia’s annual flagship foreign policy event, where he chaired a session, co-hosted by the Elcano Royal Institute, on ‘What lies ahead for the new European Commission?’
The Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum was held in the Romanian port city of Constanta, 12-14 June 2019, has become a regular annual event jointly organized by the Bucharest-based New Strategy Center together with the Ovidius University and the Metropolitan Area Authorities of Constanța
Moderado por Charles Powell, participaron en el debate, Marina Costa Lobo, Professor,University of Lisbon; Isabell Hoffmann, Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung; Ignacio Molina, investigador principal de Europa, Real Instituto Elcano; e Ilke Toygür, investigadora, Real Instituto Elcano.
Charles Powell took part in the International Conference ’15 out of 100. The 15 Years of Latvia’s Membership in the European Union’ which was held in Riga. The aim of the conference is to discuss how the membership in the EU has shaped the overall development of Latvia. The anniversary of Latvia’s membership in the […]
Moderado por Charles Powell, el acto contó contó con las intervenciones de Amel Belaid, experta en economías del Magreb, energía y desarrollo social; Gonzalo Escribano, director del Programa de Energía y Cambio Climático del Real Instituto Elcano; Dalia Ghanem, investigadora del Carnegie Middle East Center de Beirut; Miguel Hernando de Larramendi, profesor y director del Grupo de Estudios sobre las Sociedades Árabes y Musulmanas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y Haizam Amirah-Fernández, investigador de Mediterráneo y Mundo Árabe del Real Instituto Elcano.
Charles Powell recibió de manos de la presidenta del Congreso de los Diputados (Ana Pastor) y del presidente del Senado (Pío García Escudero) la Medalla de las Cortes Generales, en un solemne acto celebrado en el Salón de Pasos Perdidos del Congreso. La medalla se otorga en reconocimiento al trabajo desarrollado por destacados representantes de la sociedad civil que formaron parte del Consejo Asesor responsable del diseño de una amplia gama de iniciativas relacionadas con la conmemoración del cuarenta aniversario de la Constitución española de 1978.