Francesc Badia i Dalmases
Francesc Badia i Dalmases is an international affairs expert, journalist, political analyst, and founder and director of democraciaAbierta, a global platform for Latin American voices and a section of openDemocracy, London. He is a frequent international affairs analyst and media commentator, speaker at international debates and think tank seminars worldwide, and a contributor to The Guardian and many other international media.
He was for five years the general manager and a senior fellow at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), one of southern Europe’s most influential international relations think tanks, where he also acted as chief editor of its online publications. Previously, he was the executive director of the Office of Coordination and Orientation of the URB-AL Program for Latin America of the European Commission, and general manager at the European Institute of the Mediterranean.
He worked as a senior adviser for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and was executive director of the EuroMed Regions Conference at the International Relations Office of the Government of Catalonia (2005). He was also conference coordinator and spokesperson at the Universal Forum of Cultures (2002-2004) and managing and program director of the Interarts Foundation. Prior to this, he worked for 15 years as an international consultant, specializing in investment and foreign trade with emerging and transitional markets at Badia Trading.
Apart from his native Spanish and Catalan, he is fluent in English, French and Italian, and speaks some Portuguese. He was born in Mexico and has spent most of his professional life working from Barcelona, where he currently lives with his wife and two children.
Order and disorder in the 21st century. Global governance in a world of anxieties (Icària, Barcelona, 2016) is his most recent book.