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Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Head of ECFR Madrid Office & Policy Fellow

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, conversational Serbo-Croat & basic Russian
Areas of Expertise: Multilateral diplomacy, European foreign and security policy, Spanish foreign policy, EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, Ukraine, nation-building

Francisco de Borja Lasheras is the Director of the Madrid Office and policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Between 2007 and 2009 he worked for the Fundación Alternativas' Observatory of Spanish Foreign Policy (Opex), and taught comparative European politics at the George Washington University in Madrid. After serving at the Spanish Permanent Representation to the OSCE, Borja spent several years in the Western Balkans, as Seconded National Expert to the OSCE Missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as human rights officer, and Albania, with the Head of Mission.

Borja graduated summa cum laude at the Deusto University's Faculty of Law and holds a Master’s Degree at Harvard University, where he studied international relations and politics. He has published on the Western Balkans, European diplomacy, security policy, Ukraine and Spanish politics, and is a regular voice at El Mundo, Letras Libres and national and international media. He works with civil society in the Balkans and Ukraine, and is the author of "Bosnia en Limbo: testimonios desde el río Drina

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