José M. de Areilza has a double appointment as Professor in the Department of Law and in the Department of Strategy and General Management at Esade. Since 2013, he has held the Jean Monnet Chair at Esade, awarded by the European Commission. His two areas of teaching and research are law and politics in the European Union and power and influence in organisations.
He has published more than fifty academic articles and twenty book chapters. He is the author of the book Power and law in the European Union (Civitas, 2014). Prof. Areilza is also Secretary General of the Aspen Institute Spain, a partner of the Aspen Institute (United States), a non-partisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas. He has worked as an advisor to the Spanish Prime Minister on European and North American affairs.