Cristina Manzano is editor-in-chief of esglobal (www.esglobal.org), the leading digital publication on global affairs in Spanish. She is also a columnist for El País and El Periódico de Cataluña. Ms. Manzano participates as speaker or lecturer in events and seminars on different topics related to international affairs, with a special focus on Spanish and EU foreign policy, globalization processes, and communication. She has been Deputy Director of FRIDE, an independent think tank based in Madrid working on the EU foreign policy. Prior to that, she was for more than 10 years director general of Reporter, a leading firm in corporate communications and branded content. She holds a BA in Communication Science (Journalism) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and took postgraduate studies at the University of Maryland (US), thanks to a Fulbright scholarship. She speaks Spanish, English and Italian, and has a good knowledge of French. She is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and of the Scientific Board of the Elcano Royal Institute. She is also a member of the Boards of the Education for Employment Foundation (Europe), of the NGO Alianza por la Solidaridad, and of the Spanish Chapter of the Club of Rome.