JMintheUS Network Webinar: Spotlight on Spain and the Mediterranean

Event information

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence would like to share this upcoming event organized by the Transatlantic Policy Center and SIS’ Department of Foreign Policy and Global Security at American University in Washington D.C. This event is part of the Jean Monnet in the US series, bringing together the network of EU-funded Universities in the US. #JMintheUS


Spain currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union in a particularly difficult and challenging context for the continent. Beyond the war in Ukraine and maintaining strong transatlantic ties, Spain is intent on pushing the EU forward on the all-important subjects of strategic industries and technology, promoting renewable energy, developing a more solidarity-based economy, and reforming the union’s migration policy.

Keynote Speaker:

  • H.E. Santiago Cabanas, Spain’s Ambassador to the United States


  • Garret J. Martin, Senior Professorial Lecturer, and Co-Director of the Transatlantic Policy Center, in the School of International Service.
  • Michelle Egan, Co-Director of the Transatlantic Policy Center, in the School of International Service, and SIS Professor


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Santiago Cabanas Ansorena is the Spanish ambassador to the United States since September 2018. Ambassador Cabanas was born in Madrid in 1954. He holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and joined the Spanish Foreign Service in 1981. The Ambassador served as Ambassador to Algeria before beginning his tenure as Ambassador of Spain to the United States of America. Prior, he held top-ranking positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, including Director of the Minister’s Cabinet and Director General for Foreign Policy. Ambassador Cabanas has also been Director General for Consular Affairs and Director General for Cultural and Scientific Relations. In addition to his Ambassadorship to Algeria, he has been the Ambassador of Spain to the Czech Republic and to Jordan. He previously served as a political counselor at the Embassy in Washington DC and as Consul General in Miami, Florida.

Garret J. Martin is a Senior Professorial Lecturer, and the Co-Director of the Transatlantic Policy Center, in the School of International Service. He has written widely on transatlantic relations and Europe, both in the field of history and contemporary affairs, and focuses in particular on security, US foreign policy, NATO, European politics, European foreign policy and defense, Europe, the European Union, France and the UK. He is a frequent media commentator, providing analysis and interviews, among others, to NPR, the BBC, CNN, Voice of America, USA Today, WUSA, ABC News Australia and France 24.

Michelle Egan focuses on comparative politics and political economy. She works on Europe and the United States, with a focus on issues of federalism, trade, governance and law. She is currently on a CFR Fellowship in Canada. She is past Chair and Vice Chair of EUSA, the EU Studies Association, and is editor of series on EU with Palgrave. She is a Global scholar at Wilson Center, and has been recipient of Wilson Fellowship. She has published two books with Oxford, and is currently working on another book on trade and comparative federalism. She has appeared on CNN International NPR Marketplace, NPR the World, A Jazeera, Sirius Radio, Knowledge@Wharton, as well as quoted in various news media, notably on Brexit, Trade Policy, and EU affairs. Professor Egan is co-director of the Transatlantic Policy Center with Professor Garret Martin.