IDEE, Royal University Institute for European Studies, Programmes, Masters, International Relations, Academic Staff, professors, Javier Rupérez, Ambassador, United States, Spain, Popular Party


Member of the Board of Directors, Abengoa Bioenergy, LLC.
Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC




  • B.A. in Law from the Universidad Complutense (1963)
  • Spanish Foreign Service (1965)



  • Ambassador of Spain to the United States (2000-2004)
  • Ambassador to the Madrid session of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (1979-1982)
  • Ambassador to NATO (1982-1983)
  • Assistant to the Secretary-General and Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee at the UN Security Council in New York (2004-2007)
  • Diplomat of Spain in: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)(1967-1969) | Warsaw (Poland)(1969-1971) | Helsinki (Finland)(1972-1973) | Geneva (Switzerland)(1973-1975)
  • Participation in the negotiation and agreement of the Helsinki Final Act
  • Head of Cabinet of the Under-Secretary and Minister in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1975-1977)
  • Retired from Diplomatic Career as Consul General in Chicago
  • Active member of the Christian Democrat Movements during the Franco opposition
  • Secretary for International Relations and member of the UCD Executive Committee
  • Member of Congress (1979) and re-elected several times until 2000
  • Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Defence Committee of the House of Representatives (1996-2000)
  • Secretary General and President of the Christian Democratic International (1998-2000)
  • President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (1996-1998)
  • President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1998-2000)
  • President of the Christian Democratic Party of Spain (1986-1988)
  • Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of the People's Party (1989-2000)
  • President of the NGO "Fundación Humanismo y Democracia" (1989-2000)
  • Publication of books on: Foreign Policy | International Relations | Fight Against Terrorism
  • Collaborator in ABC and El Imparcial
  • Editor in: Revista de Occidente | Cuadernos de Pensamiento Político | Política Exterior | Boletín del Real Instituto Elcano | Cuenta y Razón | Nueva Revista
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Abengoa
  • Senior Advisor to the CSIS Europe Programme
  • Member of Spanish foundations: FAES | Civic Opinion Circle | Foundation for Freedom
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences
  • Participation in seminars, conferences and courses in: Universidad Complutense | CEU San Pablo | Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca | Universidad de Valladolid | Universidad de Córdoba | ESADE | UIMP | Columbia University | New York University | Loyola University in Chicago | Bingham Young in Utah | Eastern Michigan University | Madison University in Wisconsin | Central Connecticut University | New Hampshire Institute of Politics | Beloit College in Illinois | Georgetown University