Javier Solana is the President of ESADE Business School’s Centre for Global Economics and Geopolitics. He is also Distinguished Fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, Honorary President of the Centre for Human Dialogue, Senior Visiting Professor at the LSE Global Governance, and member of the board of the International Crisis Group and of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Previously, Dr. Solana served as the European Union’s High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union. Before serving the Council, Dr. Solana was Secretary General of NATO where he negotiated the NATO-Russia Founding Act and presided over the establishment of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council. Prior to that, he held different ministerial portfolios in the Spanish government, including Foreign Affairs.