Diego Varela Pedreira
Welcome to my personal page. I studied economics in A Coruña (Spain) and Turku (Finland), before obtaining an MSc in European Studies (with distinction) and a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I was also a Robert Schuman scholar in the DG for Research of the European Parliament in Luxembourg. I have taught at a number of universities in the UK, Spain, and Romania, coordinated several Jean Monnet projects, and the first three editions of Universidade da Coruña's International Summer School (2014-2016). I was also the founder and first executive editor of the European Journal of Government and Economics (2012-2016), and the author of two books, on EU government (2008), and population policy (2017). I am a Fellow of Fundación Pedro Barrie de la Maza and Fundación Ramón Areces. I am married and have two sons. Besides my family, my interests are in the fields of European and international politics, and I am since 2001 the president of Europa Grande, a non-profit association that promotes EU enlargement.