Pablo Calderon Martinez
Pablo is currently undertaking doctoral research in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies on the democratisation processes in Spain and Mexico, paying particular attention to the role internationalisation played in the development of democratic cultures in both countries. As such, he is particularly interested in Spanish politics and current affairs, as well as the relationship between Spain and the EU.
Besides his current work as a PhD student at King’s, Pablo is a visiting researcher at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (Juan March Foundation, Madrid); he holds an MSc in European Identities from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Relations from ITESO University in Mexico.
Paolo Enrico Favino
Paolo Enrico is an MA candidate at the Department of European and International Studies of the King’s College. His studies are in particular focused on the institutional framework of the European Union. Consequently, he is interested in the functioning and the development of the EU public sphere, as well as its external projection in foreign affairs. Moreover, he is involved in analyzing the role of the EU as a global player for stability, security and growth, identifying an European ‘common destiny’ in the target of a widespread and fair prosperity.
Previously, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences for Cooperation, Development and Peace, with a thesis on ‘The ECOSY: a network for the European Young Socialists’, and a Master’s Degree in International Relations/European Studies (Magna Cum Laude), with a dissertation entitled ‘The EU: factor of international stability?’. All the former academic preparation, especially the Master’s Degree, was principally focused on the European Union, its history, institutions and policies. Both degrees have been award by the Faculty of Political Sciences of the ‘Roma TRE’ University in Italy.