Belén Becerril Atienza

Deputy Director of the Institute of European Studies at CEU San Pablo University.

She holds a PhD in Law from Universidad CEU San Pablo (European Doctorate Thesis Award - Community of Madrid) and Diplôme détudes spécialisées en droit international et européen from the University of Louvain (Great Distinction). She is the author of academic publications on the European integration process, in particular on its history, institutional system, internal market and cultural policy. 

Her latest publications have been: “La Unión Europea ante el desafío de la diversidad cultural. La implementación de la Convención de la UNESCO en la Unión Europea, diez años tras su entrada en vigor”, Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto, núm. 57/2017, Bilbao, pp. 69-100; “La apuesta de los Estados Unidos por la unidad europea en el marco del Plan Marshall. El apoyo norteamericano y la obstrucción británica en el umbral de la integración europea (1947-1951)”, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo, 56, 2017, pp. 159-198; Winston Churchill. Europa Unida, Ediciones Encuentro, 2016; and Hacia una Política Cultural de la Unión Europea, Aranzadi, 2015. 

She has been external legal adviser to members of the European Parliament and of the Member Gabriel Cisneros during the Convention that drafted the European Constitutional treaty. She has participated in several consultancy and research projects funded, among others, by the Ministry of Education, the European Commission and the European Parliament. She has been visiting scholar at several European and US universities such as Sabanci University in Istanbul, Pazmany University in Budapest or William and Mary School of Law in Virginia.