Carlos Closa Montero is part-time Professor at the School of Transnational Governance and Professor at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Before joining the STG, Closa was Director of the European, Transnational and Global Governance research area at the Robert Schuman Centre’s Global Governance Programme. He has also been Deputy Director at the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies (CEPC) in Madrid, and member of the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and lecturer at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
He holds a Ph.D. in Politics and a M.A. in European integration and cooperation from the University of Hull (UK). He has been Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) , Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Studies (Harvard University), Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges), Emile Nöel Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre (NYU) and Visting Professor at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He is an Associated Researcher at the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos (RIE).
As consultant, he has collaborated with the European Commission (DG Justice, Freedom and Security), the UN Programme for Development (UNDP) in Iraq (UNAMI), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and other organisations.