Dr. Pablo Pareja Alcaraz is Lecturer in International Relations at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Academic Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Policy at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Barcelona, Spain. Since 2010 he is also the international relations coordinator of the Faculty of Law at the UPF. A graduate in Political Science and Public Administration, he pursued postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics (MSc in European Studies: EU policy making) and Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (MSc in Foreign Service) between 2001 and 2004. He obtained his PhD from the UPF in 2010 with a thesis on "Actors and International Relations: The role of China and Japan in the construction of East Asia's regional order."
Prior to joining the UPF and IBEI, he worked at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, Human Rights Watch, and the Washington Office of El País. In addition, he gained some field experience as an electoral observer in the 2003 electoral process in Cambodia. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of the United Nations since 2007.