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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International aspects of democratization: revisiting the Spanish case

What role did external actors play in Spain’s transition to democracy?

Article in Antonis Klapsis, Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Evanthis Hatzivassiliou and Effie G. H. Pedaliu (eds.), The Greek Junta and the international system. A case study of South European dictatorships, 1967-74 (Routledge, London, 2020)

Debate 'How to fix the (global) economy post-COVID-19?'

Tensions in liberal democracies were already high before Covid-19 emerged. Inequality, economic anxiety, populism, political polarisation, protectionism, cultural wars, and geopolitical rivalry were tearing the social fabric apart. The pandemic is likely to strengthen even further these tensions. Indeed, Globalisation is seriously under threat. Martin Sandbu, economics commentator at the Financial Times, has been analysing these trends in depth on a weekly bases over the past years and has come up with a number of proposals to establish a new social contract, which can underpin again the liberal order. His latest book is called The Economics of Belonging. In this public event he discussed some of his ideas with Miguel Otero, senior analyst at Elcano.

'Spanish vs Dutch views on the EU Recovery Fund'

‘The Netherlands and Spain are at opposite ends of the debate about the EU’s recovery package. But they must realise they are in the same boat’.