Manuel Muniz and Karl Kaiser gave the final lecture for the EPIIC 2016-17 class on Thursday, marking the end of a year-long course where students explored diplomacy and force in a changing world.
Dr. Muñiz is the Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is a local affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and an elected member of the Alumni Board of Directors of the Kennedy School of Government, both at Harvard University. Dr. Muñiz’s research interests fall within the fields of innovation and disruption, geopolitics, and regional and global governance. He has done research on processes of cooperation and integration in Europe and the North Atlantic as a means of understanding how states tackle interdependence and complexity.
As Rafael del Pino Professor of International Relations and the Director of the Program on Global Leadership at the Rafael del Pino Foundation, one of Spain’s leading philanthropic institutions dedicated to nurturing talent through education, Dr. Muñiz’s work seeks to foster Spanish leadership in the field of global affairs. His work for the Foundation includes the organization of high-level seminars at Harvard University and the University of Oxford, delivering and chairing conferences and lectures in Spain, and the awarding of fellowships for the funding of study and applied research. He holds a JD from the Complutense University in Madrid, an MSc in Finance from the IEB, a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, and a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. He is also a holder of a number of awards and recognitions including the Trilateral Commission’s David Rockefeller Fellowship and the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Fellowship.
Karl Kaiser is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School and Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He was educated at the Universities of Cologne, Grenoble and Oxford and taught at the Universities of Bonn, Johns Hopkins (Bologna), Saarbruecken, Cologne, the Hebrew University, and the Departments of Government and Social Studies of Harvard. He was a Director of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Bonn/Berlin and an advisor to Chancellors Brandt and Schmidt. He was a member of the German Council of Environmental Advisors. He serves on the Board of Foreign Policy, Internationale Politik, the Advisory Board of the American-Jewish Committee, Berlin, and the Board of the Federal Academy of Security Policy, Berlin. He is a recipient of the Atlantic Award of NATO. Professor Kaiser is the author or editor of several hundred articles and about fifty books in the fields of world affairs, German, French, British and US foreign policy, transatlantic and East-West relations, nuclear proliferation, strategic theory, and international environmental policy. He holds a Ph.D. from Cologne University and an Honorary Doctorate of the Russian Academy of Sciences.