Álvaro Renedo is the 2019-2020 Rafael del Pino-Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain Fellow, at Harvard Kennedy School (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship). He is also a Fellow at the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University, and at the Common Security and Defense Policy Doctoral School (European External Action Service). A Spanish career diplomat, he served as Director of the Department of European Affairs and G20 in the Presidency of the Government of Spain from 2016-2018. In that capacity, he was the Sous-Sherpa of Spain, both in the EU and the G20. Prior to that, he held different posts in the field of EU affairs and G20, in the President’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also an academic, and was Associate Professor in the Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Public International Law and International Relations) from 2014-2016. He is the author or coauthor of the following publications, among others: “Transatlantic Dialogue: The Missing Link in Europe’s Post-Covid-19 Green Deal?” (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, April 2020); “The Fragility of EU Law“ (Harvard European Law Association, April 2020); The evolution of the legislative and budgetary powers of the European Parliament: theory and praxis in communitarian democracy” (On Diplomacy and International Relations, vol. I, Publications of the Spanish Diplomatic Academy, Spain, 2008); and “The Spanish Presidency of the European Union and the fight against child poverty and social exclusion” (Child Poverty and Social Exclusion. Building equity... childhood development. Comillas Pontifical University, Child Platform, Spain, 2012).

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