Director del Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos (Madrid) desde 2012, y Profesor de Historia Contemporánea de España en la Universidad CEU San Pablo (Madrid) desde 2001.

Es licenciado en Historia y Lenguas Modernas por la Universidad de Oxford, institución en la que también se doctoró con una tesis sobre la transición democrática española.

Antes de establecerse en España en 1997, fue Lecturer en Historia en Corpus Christi College (Oxford), J. A. Pye Fellow en University College (Oxford) y Junior Research Fellow en St. Antony’s College (Oxford). Es autor de seis libros y numerosos artículos sobre la historia, la política y las relaciones exteriores de España, y ha pronunciado conferencias en más de treinta países. Además, ha dirigido ocho tesis doctorales, tanto en el Reino Unido como en España.

Director of the Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies (Madrid) since 2012, and Professor of Spanish Contemporary History at CEU San Pablo University (Madrid) since 2001.

Charles holds a BA in History and Modern Languages from Oxford University, where he also obtained a D. Phil for a thesis on Spain’s transition to democracy.

Prior to settling in Spain in 1997, he was Lecturer in History at Corpus Christi College (Oxford), J. A. Pye Fellow at University College (Oxford), and Junior Research Fellow at St. Antony’s College (Oxford). He is the author of six books and numerous articles on Spanish history, politics and foreign policy, and has lectured in over thirty countries. Additionally, he has supervised eight doctoral theses, both in Britain and Spain.


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Presentación del Informe Elcano 'Relaciones España-Alemania'

El acto de presentación del informe, moderado por Charles Powell, contó con la participación de Aurora Mejía, directora general de Europa Occidental, Central y Sudeste de Europa del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación; Werner Schaich, ministro de la Embajada de Alemania; Hans-Günter Kellner, periodista alemán, y Miguel Otero Iglesias, coordinador del informe e investigador principal del Real Instituto Elcano.

Podcast Conversation with Charles Powell

Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute, talks to journalist Matthew Bennett about globalization and its consequences, the causes of populism, the future of the liberal international order, the state of European intregration, Spain’s role in the EU, the need to reform the Spanish Constituion of 1978, and the Catalan conundrum.

'The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew'

The Atlantic Council, BBVA and the Elcano Royal Institute co-hosted the event “The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew,” an amazing debate about the topics of the latest OpenMind book.

Technological revolution and globalization have opened up the “Age of Perplexity.” This new age is defined by rapid and vast changes in the economy, politics, society, and daily life. Mass migration, climate concerns, populism and anti-establishment movements, authoritarianism, digital disruption, economic inequality, and demographic change all present serious challenges to the liberal world order.