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Executive Director

Dr Adrián Bonilla

Doctorate and Master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Miami. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public and Social Sciences from the Central University of Ecuador.

Before joining the EU-LAC Foundation, Adrián Bonilla was National Secretary of Higher Education with ministerial rank in his country (2018-2019); served as Secretary-General for the entire region at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences FLACSO (2012-2016), and also as Director of the Office in Ecuador (2004-2012) of this international academic organisation.

Dr Bonilla has published as an author and editor fifteen books and numerous articles in prestigious academic journals and books in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. He has been a lecturer and visiting professor at several universities and is current member of the editorial bodies of Global Governance, Contexto Internacional and the CIDOB journal D'Afers Internacionals, amongst other specialised publications. His work topics are related to foreign policy, security and multilateralism in Latin America and the Caribbean.

He was also Vice-President of the Advisory Board on Foreign Relations in Ecuador, and has also served as an international electoral observer. He has been a governing member of the Council on International Relations of Latin America (RIAL), of the Latin American Defence Studies Network (RESDAL), of the Global-Observatory of European Union-Latin America Relations (OBREAL) and of the Ibero-American Network of International Relations (RIBEI).