Professor of International Relations at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
Josep Ibáñez has been a professor of International Relations at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) since 1996. He received his PhD in International Studies in 2003. Prior to that, he had studied Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Translation and Interpretation at the University of the West of England and Université Rennes 2-Haute Bretagne. He has worked in post-graduate programmes at several universities, including UPF, the University of Denver, Seoul National University, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, the Universidad del País Vasco, the UAB and the Centre d'Estudis Internacionals-Universitat de Barcelona. He has worked as a professor of Global Governance at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals since 2007. His research is dedicated to the role of non-state actors and authorities in world politics; the political economy of information and communication technology; and issues of global governance (the Internet, cyber security, international organised crime and private military and security companies). Apart from his teaching and research, he has also worked as a consultant on foreign investment and has translated several books on international political economy.