Our Contributors

Diplomat (NB: he contributes to this project on his personal capacity), writer and a constant traveller along the Silk Roads of Knowledge. He enjoys making connections among disparate topics and epochs and is the author of more than twenty essays on history, global affairs and comparative cultural issues.

Luis Francisco Martínez Montes

Editor and Founder of the Magazine, diplomat (NB: he contributes to this project on his personal capacity), writer and a constant traveller along the Silk Roads of Knowledge. He enjoys making connections among disparate topics and epochs and is the author of more than twenty essays on history, global affairs and comparative cultural issues.

Vicente López-Ibor Mayor

Editor and Founder of the Magazine. Lawyer, writer and entrepreneur, he is passionate about the world of energy, green technologies and innovation. Vicente is founder and Chairman of Estudio Jurídico Internacional, a Law firm based in Madrid, and is also Chairman of Lightsource Renewable Energy Ltd, the UK´s largest solar energy firm, based in London.

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Major in Political Science and Sociology and an entrepreneur

Eric Nana-Bamfo

Editor for the English sections and Advisor on marketing strategies. Born and educated in the UK, he moved to Spain more than 20 years ago where he obtained a major in Political Science and Sociology and became an entrepreneur and a professor of English as a foreign language. He is based in Madrid and Valencia.

Parag Khanna

Geopolitical analyst, commentator and best- selling author. His most recent books are Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization and Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State.
He is a Geopolitical analyst, commentator and best-selling author.
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Ana María Salazar

Ana Maria Salazar de la Guerra brings an extensive professional experience in government and international organizations. She holds a PhD Cum Laude in Political Science and Sociology from University Complutense of Madrid, a MBA from the École des Affaires de Paris and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. She is also a European Communities Expert by the Diplomatic School of Madrid. She moved to New York to serve as Senior Advisor to UN Women. She is currently working as Head of the Spanish Development Cooperation Office at the Republic of Egypt.

Carlos López-Ibor Mayor

Carlos López-Ibor Mayor has a degree in Veterinary Medicine and an MBA from the IE Business School. His true professional vocation for 30 years has been to promote new business projects. He has launched more than 20 companies, nationally and internationally. He currently participates in Companies in the field of marketing and communication, new technologies, energy and entertainment.

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Pilar Jurado

Opera Singer, composer, conductor and entrepreneur. Her unique vocal range and vast artistic interests have served her to excel at a variety of musical genres. She has been the muse of numerous contemporary composers like Luis de Pablo, Tomás Marco, Harry Halbreich, Brian Ferneyhough or Giuseppe Sinopoli. She is actually organizing a music festival, MadWomen, to promote the cause of genre equality around the world.

Gonzalo Jiménez-Blanco

He is a prestigious lawyer and an internationally recognised expert in Arbitration. He has been Senior Partner and President of Spain at Ashurst LLD. Apart from his extensive legal bibliography, he writes regularly on cinema, his true passion, and the arts.

He is a prestigious lawyer and an internationally recognised expert in Arbitration. He has been Senior Partner and President of Spain at Ashurst LLD. Apart from his extensive legal bibliography, he writes regularly on cinema, his true passion, and the arts.
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Eunsook Yang

She holds a PhD in International Relations with a dissertation on the “Unification of Korea and its Impact on Security in Northeast Asia” from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Currently she is a Professor of Korean Studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain and a Researcher in the Spanish Center for Korean Studies. She has published numerous articles in academic books, journals, newspapers and through the Spanish Think-tank Instituto Elcano, OPEX (Observatorio de la Política Exterior de España) and UNISCI (Research Unit on Security and International Cooperation) of the UCM.

Jose María Martínez-Val

Professor of Nuclear and Thermal Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Institute of Nuclear Fusion IFN (DENIM). A noted innovator in the field of industrial engineering, he is the author of more than 30 patents, mainly related to solar energy, and has published more than 170 essays and articles in the fields of science and technology.  He is also a novelist and was a finalist of the prestigious Planeta Literary Award in 1981.

Professor of Nuclear and Thermal Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Institute of Nuclear Fusion IFN (DENIM).
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Maria Volkova

She is the co-founder of Woodstone – an architecture and interior-design firm focused on the importance of human craftsmanship.

Iñaki Ortega

Iñaki Ortega is a PhD in Economical Science and Director at the prestigious Deusto Business School. A noted analyst and writer, he has advised numerous central and local governments in Spain and Latin America on creating environments conducive to fostering innovation and attracting and nurturing talent. As an author he has published several books, notably on Women and Entrepreneurship and the Millennials Generation and the workplace.

He is an Economist and Professor at the prestigious Deusto Business School
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Marta Ruiz del Árbol

Marta Ruiz del Árbol is curator of Modern Painting in the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain and has presented exhibitions including Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and Fashion (2017), Reflections (2013) and Matta and the Open Cube (2011). Since joining the Museo Thyssen in 2004, she has been in charge of the documentation of the XXth Century painting collection and technical curator of exhibitions. She also regularly publishes her researches in Open Windows, the online publication of the Museo Thyssen.

Augusto Soto

Augusto Soto leads the Dialogue with China Project (www.dialoguewithchina.eu). A noted professor, he has authored countless articles and analyses on China, the Asia Pacific and Eurasia regions. He has commented for a wide range of international media organizations including Spanish National Radio, China Daily, El Mercurio, Russian TV, Radio France International and the BBC. Mr. Soto studied Chinese at the Beijing Language Institute and Chinese Contemporary History at Beijing University during the latter half of the 1980s. During those years he worked as a Chinese-Spanish translator and reporter for the Spanish News Agency EFE in the Chinese capital.

He leads the Dialogue with China Project (www.dialoguewithchina.eu). A noted professor, he has authored countless articles and analyses on China, the Asia Pacific and Eurasia regions.
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Carmen Burguillo Burgos

She is a MA in Public Administration (from Columbia University), a Fulbright Fellow and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Constitutional Law and Political Science (from the Spanish Center of Constitutional Studies). She has been serving as a Civil Administrator at the Ministry of Economy and Finance; at the Ministry of Public Administration and, currently, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Spain. She has also been Administrator of the Instituto Cervantes, the highest Spanish institution for cultural diplomacy, in Beijing (2012-2016).

Ernesto Heredero

He is a MA in Philosophy and is currently a PhD candidate with a thesis on Ludwig Wittgenstein´s Philosophy of Religion. A career diplomat, he has been posted in the MFA in Madrid and in the Spanish Representations in Kiev, Rome and Vienna. An awarded poet, his most recent anthology of verse is Fatiga, published in 2017 by Evohe publishers, Madrid.

He is a MA in Philosophy and is currently a PhD candidate with a thesis on Ludwig Wittgenstein´s Philosophy of Religion.
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Antonio Luis Ramos Membrive

Diplomat (contributing to this project on his personal capacity). He has been posted in Syria, Austria, Ukraine and the Dominican Republic. Currently based in Madrid. Author of several essays and articles on subjects as apparently distant as Mysticism or Ukrainian contemporary politics or the value of language. Lecturer in several universities and cultural institutions on equally heterogeneous topics, such as Spanish Baroque poetry or European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy.

Cesar Barrio

He received a degree in architecture from the University of Navarra in 1999, and has given classes and lectures as an invited professor in several schools of architecture. He regularly collaborates as an artist in diverse architecture studios and on heterogeneous projects with writers, musicians and poets.

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Jesús Castañón

He is an Architect and Master in Direction and Quality Control of Building Projects. He has a long-time professional experience in the real state sector in Spain and Mexico and has been a partner in Studio A3 a Madrid-based firm specialised in Architecture and City Planning. He is passionate about the history of art and advisor in numerous architectural projects. He has his own blog – El Paralax- where he writes about architecture and urbanism.

Nina Solovieva

She is a chief architect of Woodstone, her interest is to explore issues related to the architectural history and urbanism of Moscow.

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Italo Fuentes Bardelli

Italo Fuentes Bardelli is a graduate and professor in history at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Master in History of the University of Chile. Former director of the department of history and geography of the UMCE. Founder of the medieval music and theater group Calenda Maia.

Juan Ignacio Mera

Juan Ignacio Mera González is a Doctor of Architecture, Professor of the Department of Architectural Projects of the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Professor of Architectural Projects of the School of Architecture of Toledo UCLM. He is Director of the School of Architecture of Toledo EAT

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Writer, editor and researcher, he is a renowned literary critic (with a penchant for the fantastic, science-fiction and horror genres), and an expert in the undercurrents of culture and history, secret societies and the Occult.

Frank G.Rubio

Writer, editor and researcher, he is a renowned literary critic (with a penchant for the fantastic, science-fiction and horror genres), and an expert in the undercurrents of culture and history, secret societies and the Occult. He is the author of several essays and anthologies. His most known books are “El Libro de Satán” (“Satan’s Book”), co-written with Carlos Aguilar; “El Libro del Destino” (“Fate´s Book”), co-written with María José Pérez Dosío and “El Continente Perdido” (“The Lost Continent”), an anthology of Aleister Crowley’s writings.

Pedro Lapeña

Industrial engineer, he has worked in several multinationals of sectors like Aeronautical, Cement manufacture or Railroad. Music fan from his earliest childhood, he has been a regular concertgoer since he was 12. Although he loves jazz, pop rock and rock’n’roll, his biggest passion is classical music and opera. An indefatigable traveler and lover of gastronomy, he tries to combine all his passions. After living in 5 different countries, in the last 2 years he has been the musical correspondent in USA for the prestigious Spanish musical website Codario. He has joined The Global Square Magazine as musical contributor.

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Angel Pérez Mora

Doctor by the School of Architecture of Malaga, where he is currently a professor, and architect by the Superior Technical School of Madrid in the specialty of Urbanism. He has received various awards and has made major projects such as the rehabilitation of the Palacio de la Aduana for the Museum of Malaga. He has also published several articles in architecture journals of national and international scientific interest.

José María Camacho

José María Camacho has a degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has been correspondent of ABC, newspaper of the Vocento group, for 23 years; correspondent of the newspaper El Economista (2012-2015); director of the magazine Bulevar Málaga (2007-2011), director of the newspaper Viva Málaga (2015-2016), editor in Sol de España (1977-1982) and in Canal Sur Televisión. Currently working in El Economista.

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Elena Martínez

Elena Martínez Muñoz has 20 years of experience in the world of communication and public relations consulting. With a degree in Journalism from the UCM, she holds the title of Expert in Strategic Marketing, an area in which she has also specialized through her professional performance. Throughout her career, she has participated in the design and implementation of campaigns for companies such as Telepizza, Zinkia or Juguettos, and institutions such as the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) or the Spanish Association of the Digital Economy (Adigital). Currently, she is Account Director at Roatán Comunicación.

Hendrik Cremer

Dr. Hendrik Cremer is Researcher and Policy Adviser at the German Institute for Human Rights in Berlin, established in 2001 on the recommendation of the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag). Dr. Cremer is specialized in Migration, Racism and Children’s Rights, fields that are keys to the Institute’s main goal which is to ensure that Germany respects and promotes human rights domestically and in its international relations. The Institute also supports and monitors the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Cremer has been one of the most vocal advocates of refugee rights and human rights in Germany in the last years, especially since the so called “refugee crisis” in Europe in 2015.

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Nicolás Pérez López-Ibor

He is the magazine´s Webmaster and CFO. He has a Master´s degree in Stock Exchanges and Financial Markets (IEB + London School of Economics) and a degree in Business.

Daniel Augusto Motta

CEO of BMI (Blue Management Institute) consolidated consulting company as a global reference in strategy, culture and leadership for large companies. He is an expert in next-generation methodologies applied to organizational transformation, strategic reasoning and the development of leadership. Currently, he is a member of HBS Alumni Angels of Brazil and of the advisory board of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. His solid academic background includes the Owner / President Management (OPM) program of the Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. in Economics from USP, a master’s degree in Economics from FGV-EAESP and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from USP.

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José Pazó Espinosa

José  Pazó Espinosa is a writer, translator and professor in the UAM and the NYU. He has lived in the U.S. and Japan and now lives, writes and lectures in Spain. His works include Cuentos del Japón Viejo (Madrid, Editorial Langre, 2009). Leyendas y Narraciones Japonesas (Madrid, Langre, 2014), El Libro de la rana (Madrid: Langre, 2011), Banteki. El salvaje (Madrid, Libros de la Ballena, 2015) and El enigma de los espejos (Madrid: Langre, 2016). He has also written, codirected and coproduced a documentary film (93 min.): “Viaje a los adentros. Ramiro Calle”, Madrid 2016. (Vimeo on demand)

Elsa Martí Barceló

Doctor with the specialty of Family and Community Medicine. Specialist in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Partner – Founder of Clínica Médica Torrelodones where she has practiced for more than 20 years. Partner-Director of ELE, Escuela de Liderazgo Emocional.

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David Hernandez de la Fuente

David Hernández de la Fuente is a Spanish writer, translator and university lecturer who is specialized in Classics. He has been visiting scholar at several European and American universities, such as Columbia University, University of Florence, Paris West University Nanterre La Défense or Free University of Berlin. Currently, he is a Faculty Member of the Department of Classics at the Complutense University of Madrid. David Hernández has authored several books on Classics and the Ancient World such as Oráculos griegos (2008), De Galatea a Barbie (2010), Las máscaras del hidalgo (2010), Vidas de Pitágoras (2011), Breve historia de Bizancio (2011) Historia del pensamiento político griego (2014) or Civilización Griega (2014) among others. His popular monograph on Pythagoras, with two editions, has been appointed “Book of the Year” by the cultural supplement of El País. His last essay on Dionysos and Ariadne El despertar del alma (2017) has also won praise from both scholars and literary critics. He is also a renowned author of fiction; his book Las puertas del sueño (Madrid, 2005) was awarded the VIII Young Artists Prize of the Community of Madrid. His experimental novel Continental (2007) was acclaimed by the critic as the work of “one of the most vigorous representatives of the New Spanish Narrative.”

Alberto Ávila Salazar

Alberto Ávila Salazar (Madrid, 1975) won the IX Youth Art Prize of the Community of Madrid for the novel Todo lo se ve, is also the author of  Lo que dicen los dioses, Iluminada, La mitad de un monstruo and the poetry book El color y la forma. He has participated in several collective essays such as Cuadernos del abismo; Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, from Galatea to Barbie; Automatas, robots y otras figuras de la construcción femenina; From Prometheus to Frankenstein. Automatas, Ciborgs y otras creaciones más que humanas; From Orfeo to David Lynch. Mito, simbolismo y recepción; Navidades paganas y Espejos negros y siervos de un dios digital. He has collaborated with media such as El País Semanal, Esquire (ed. Mexico),  EL Estado Mental, Agente Provocador, Prótesis y Leer.

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Guillermo Jaime Calderón

Guillermo Jaime Calderón is an international social entrepreneur dedicated to bringing sustainable housing and energy to rural communities. He is the founder and President of Mejoramiento Integral Asistido, “MIA”. He is a graduate from Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School and he has been recognized for his career as an entrepreneur in the global media, including by Forbes magazine.