State Secretary for Global Spain

Manuel Muñiz Villa was appointed as State Secretary for Global Spain at the Council of Ministers held on 28 January 2020.​

He held the post of Dean of the Global and Public Affairs School at IE from January 2017 to January 2020. During this period, he was also Director of the Centre for Governance of Change at IE, an institution engaged in the study of challenges posed by technological and social change. He also held the Rafael del Pino Chair of Global Transformation and ran the Global Leadership Programme at the Rafael del Pino Foundation.

Between 2015 and 2017, Dr. Muñiz ran the Transatlantic Relations Programme at Harvard University. He was made a fellow in 2017 and is one of the promotors of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship of Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Dr. Muñiz holds a Bachelor in Laws from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Master’s Degree in the Stock Market and Financial Markets from the Stock Market Studies Institute, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a PhD in International Relations from Oxford University. He was also made a David Rockefeller Fellow by the Trilateral Commission and a Millennium Fellow by the Atlantic Council. In 2016, he was appointed as one of the 25 intellectuals that are redefining Ibero-American thought by Esglobal.



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  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has also signed a Country Association Framework with the Minister of @MoPIC_Jordan,…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * State Secretary for the #EU Juan González-Barba made a working trip to #Germany within the framework of the German…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Today, @SpainMFA and the @WorldRuralForum have signed a Declaration of Intent to promote the Decade of Family Farmi…
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  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * #Spain, through the @AECID_es, has recently contributed 2.6 million euros to @Refugees to alleviate the impact of t…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * During her trip to #Jordan 🇯🇴, Minister @AranchaGlezLaya has also visited a #refugee registration center of…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Minister González Laya has also visited the Nuzha Elementary Girls School, one of the 169 schools managed by the…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * Minister @AranchaGlezLaya visits the @UNRWA facilities in #Jordan, where she has met with the organization's Commis…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * #Spain's PM @sanchezcastejon meets w/ @eucopresident ahead of the special 🇪🇺 #EUCO. 📄 On the agenda: #EU-#Turkey a…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * The President of the 🇪🇸 Govt. @sanchezcastejon will speak today on behalf of Spain, co-leader of the Action Coaliti…
  • 01 Oct @SpainMFA * We celebrate the 15th anniversary of @UN Alliance of Civilizations (@UNAOC), an initiative of UNSG co-sponsored by…
  • 30 Sep @SpainMFA * 🎥Watch now the video summary of the official visit of the minister @AranchaGlezLaya to #Cyprus! ⤵ 🇪🇸 🤝🇨🇾 …


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