Camino Real Award The Camino Real Award was introduced in 2012, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute (1987), to recognize the professional work of Spaniards who prominently and exemplary project and enhance the positive image of Spain in the United States. Read more >
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American Studies Area

US Foreign Policy

Budget: €19,692

The study of US policy in different geographical areas such as Russia, the Greater Middle East, Iran, AF-PAK is interlinked with other issues such as terrorism, energy or competition between States. This causes the project to be approached from a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach, aiming to analyze the international system where the US is, and the actors, elements and dynamics to understand the construction of its foreign policy and its interests and policies from a point of view that will also include a socio-historical analysis.

  • Main Researcher (MR): David García Cantalapiedra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Gracia Abad, U. Nebrija/ Saint Louis University
  • Cristina Crespo, Instituto Franklin-UAH
  • Nieva Machín, ESERP-Madrid
  • Coral Morera Hernández, Universidad de Valladolid
  • Eric Pardo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Alberto Priego, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
  • Julia Pulido, Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • Crespo, C. La estrategia atlantista de la política exterior española (1996-2004). PhD Dissertation. Universidad de Alcalá, 2012.
  • García Cantalapiedra, D. Las Relaciones Transatlánticas tras la Guerra Fría 1991-2011. Madrid and Mexico City: Instituto Franklin (UAH)-Ed. Plaza y Valdés. 2013.
  • Herrero, R. y García Cantalapiedra, D. Aliados. Relaciones Transatlánticas: Seguridad e Imágenes en el siglo XXI. Madrid and Mexico City: Instituto Franklin (UAH)-Ed. Plaza y Valdés. 2015.
  • Morera Hernández, C. Entre la admiración y el rencor. Estados Unidos y la prensa española ante el final de la Guerra Fría. Alcalá de Henares: Instituto Franklin-UAH, 2015.

International seminar “The transatlantic alliance and the Middle East conflict”

Zaragoza, November 20, 2014


  • Representative of the Embassy of the United States in Spain
  • Mr. Kirill Inatov, first secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Spain,
  • Hon. Mr. Turkish Ambassador in Spain, Ömer Önhom
  • Hon. Mr. Ambassador of Italy in Spain, rotating Presidency of the EU Council. Pietro Sebastiani
  • Dr. Jesús Núnez Villaverde, Co-Director Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action
  • Prof. Natividad Fernández Sola, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Prof. David García Cantalapiedra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Organizers: Research group of European and International Studies (ZEIS) at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Master Program in European Union, Universidad de Zaragoza, Fundación ARAID
  • Sponsors: Instituto Franklin-UAH, General Management of Foreign Affairs, Government of Aragón

First Seminar of Spanish-American Relations: “Present and future of Spanish-American relations in the framework of the joint declaration of 2001

Madrid, March 13, 2014

Conference “Common Policy and Security in Transatlantic Relations”

Universidad de Alcalá, February 18, 2014

Speaker: David García-Cantalapiedra, researcher f the Instituto Franklin-UAH and professor of International Relations at UCM Presenter: Jennifer Carson

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