Sebastían Royo is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Prior to that he served as Vice President of International Affairs and Professor in the Department of Political Science & Legal Studies at Suffolk University in Boston, USA, where he also served as Acting Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs between August 2016 and August 2019. He was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies in 2019-20. Royo’s articles and reviews on comparative politics have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, PS: Political Science and Politics, West European Politics, South European Society and Politics, Democratization, Mediterranean Quarterly, SELA, FP, Perspectives on Politics, and other journals. His has published several books including Varieties of Capitalism in Spain (2008); Lessons from the Economic Crisis in Spain (2013), and Why Banks Fails: The Political Roots of Banking Crises in Spain (2020). Royo is a Senior Research Associate at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid, and an and local affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, where he is the co-chair of the Europe in the World Seminar. He is the founder and co-chair of the American Political Science Association’s Iberian Studies Group, and serves in the editorial boards of South European Society & Politics and esglobal.org.

Featured programmes and seminars

  • Harvard Course in Law and Economics

    Start date: 02/10/2023

    The aim of this programme is to provide an up-to-date overview of some of the relevant issues in the field of economic analysis of law.

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    Introduction to the essential elements shaping competition policy and discussion of the principles and instruments of competition policy.

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    Why are so many obstacles confronting liberalism, so implacable the enemies it has to contend with, and so soft the allies it can hardly count on?

  • Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. Carissa Veliz

    Start date: Coming soon

    This course will help us understand the "digital reality" we live in. A practical and constructive approach, offering possible solutions to the ethical challenges generated by AI.