Josep Colomer Keynote Speaker
- Professor of political science, Georgetown University, Washington DC,
- Co-Author, 'Democracy and Globalization: Anger, Fear and Hope', a Financial Times Best Book of 2020
- Life Member, Mexican Political Sciences Association & American Political Science Associated and Elected Member, Academy of Europe
Josep Colomer's Biography
Josep Colomer is a professor of political science at Georgetown University in Washington DC, United States, and top speaker on government, democratisation, political institutions, electoral systems and international affairs.
Previously, Professor Colomer has worked in many academic roles across the world, including at the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Barcelona; the University of Bristol, UK; the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico; New York University; Institut d’Etudes Politiques, SciencesPo, Paris; and the University of Barcelona, amongst others.
Professor Colomer has authored and edited 141 scholarly articles, 26 books and 83 book chapters. His books have been translated into English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian, and Russian. He writes about topics such as democratisation, political institutions, electoral systems and international affairs. His latest book, ‘Democracy and Globalization: Anger, Fear and Hope’, which he co-authored with Ashley Beale, was selected by the Financial Times as one of the Best Books of 2020.
His insights and expertise are widely recognised across the world, and he has delivered over 100 guest lectures at 83 institutions across 25 countries, in three languages. He has worked as a consultant for electoral and constitutional reforms in Spain, Estonia, Mexico, Colombia, the European Union and the United States.
Professor Colomer has received numerous prizes and awards for his work, including the Prat de la Riba Award for the best book in Philosophy and Social Sciences from 2002 to 2006, for his book ‘Great Empires, Small Nations’, which was also shortlisted for the Europa book prize in 2007; the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Leon Weaver Award for the best paper in ‘Representation and Electoral Systems’, 2004; and Oxford University Press Editor’s Choice for the year 2001 for ‘Political Institutions’.
He has been awarded life membership with the Mexican Political Sciences Association (AMECIP) and the American Political Science Associated and is an elected member of the Academy of Europe.