Manuel Montobbio

Diplomat, Writer and Doctor in Political Science

CV summary

Doctor in Political Science by the Authonomous University of Barcelona, Master in Advanced European Studies by the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and in Law and in Economics by the University of Barcelona. A Career Diplomat since 1987, he is currently the Ambassador of Spain to Andorra. He has hold, among other positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, those of Ambassador Ad Large, responsible of the Action Plan for the promotion of Spanish presence in International Organization as well for the Universal Fperation and Senior Adviser at the Policy Planning Office; and has been posted at the Embassies of Spain in San Salvador, Jakarta, Mexico and Guatemala and been the first Ambasorum of Cultures Barcelona 2004, Director of the Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Director of the Planning and Evaluation Office of the Secretary of State for Coosador of Spain in Albania. He has also carried out an academic and research career. Author of the books Ideas chinas. El ascenso global de China y la Teoría de las Relaciones internacionales (2017), Búnkeres (2015), Mundo. Una geografía poética (2013), Tiempo diplomático (2012), Guía poética de Albania (2011), Salir del Callejón del Gato, La deconstrucción de Oriente y Occidente y la gobernanza global (2008) and La metamorfosis del Pulgarcito. Transición política y proceso de paz en El Salvador (1999) and of several publications on peace processes, international and intercultural relations, political transitions and compared politics, he has been Professor and lectured postgraduate courses at different universities.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government