César Álvarez Alonso
Executive Director, RCC
César Álvarez Alonso holds an M.A. in Law, M.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Complutense University in Madrid, M.A. in University Management from Alcala University and J.D. in Law from University of Valladolid. He pursued his studies in Law at the universities of Liège and Salzburg as well. He holds a PhD in Law and Political Science from University Pablo de Olavide with international mention. He is a Researcher Scholar 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 been appointed Vice-President of the Harvard European Law Association for the academic year 2017/18.
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. He has experience in international observation missions with OSCE and he has worked a consultant for OECD.
His main fields of interest are Public International Law, Public Diplomacy, Asylum and Immigration Law, Governance, Internationalization and Innovation in Higher Education, Development Cooperation, European Union Law and Government, Democratization processes and international electoral observation, Public Administration and Governance Assessment.