Mr. Emilio Lamo de Espinosa

Chairman in Elcano Royal Institute

Emilio Lamo de Espinosa (Madrid, 1946) has a Ph.D. in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1972) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California (Santa Barbara, 1979) and is full Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid(1982). He is also member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, and member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Former President of the Spanish Sociological Association (2007-2009) and its Honorary Member. Former Director of the Ortega Gasset Institute (1997-2001), the largest postgraduate Spanish research center in the social sciences. Founder and first Director of the Elcano Royal Institute (2001-2005).

In 1996 he recieved the ‘Jovellanos International Essay Award’ for his book Sociedades de cultura y sociedades de ciencia (Culture and Science Societies) (Ediciones Nobel, 1996). He has published 22 books more than one hundred scientific papers.

Doctor Honoris Causa from the Salamanca University (2012).

Selected publications: Emilio Lamo de Espinosa has published 22 books and more than one hundred scientific papers. In 1996 he received the ‘Jovellanos International Essay Award’ for his book Sociedades de cultura y sociedades de ciencia (Ediciones Nobel, 1996). He is the author (along with S. Giner and C. Torres) of the most widely-used dictionary of sociology in the Spanish language (Diccionario de Sociología, Alianza Editorial, 2nd ed., 2007). His latest publication is Europa después de Europa (Coordinator. Madrid, 2010).