César Álvarez Alonso
Executive Director, RCC
César Álvarez Alonso holds an M.A. in Law, M.A. in Political Science and Public Administration, M.A. in University Management, and J.D. and a PhD in Law with international mention. He pursued his studies in Law at the universities of Liège and Salzburg as well.
He is a Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School and co-chair of the "Internationalization and Innovation in Higher Education" and "Private Investment in Education" Study Groups. César is also chair and Steering Group Member of the Strategy and Management Expert Community at the European Association for International Education based in Amsterdam.
He has served in a number of roles both at international and national levels in advisory groups and executive positions such as the Bologna Follow-Up Group, the US-Spain Fulbright Commission. He was Observer of the European Union to the EUALC process, and member of the Board of Trustees of High Level Councils of the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in his capacity of Director of Institutional and International Relations of the Governmental Foundation for the Internationalization of Universities (Universidad.es-SEPIE). During his period as Executive Director of the SGroup European Universities Network in Brussels, he had responsibility for strategic planning, team building, project planning, management, follow-up and assessment of EU funded projects. At that time he was a Steering Group member of EuropeAid. He has also worked in Central Africa as an international consultant with a focus on government negotiations for the implementation of international projects.
His main fields of interest are International Public Law, Public Diplomacy, Asylum and Migration Law, Governance, Internationalization and Innovation in Higher Education, Development Cooperation.