We use our own and third-party cookies to perform an analysis of use and measurement of our website, to improve our services, as well as to facilitate personalized advertising by analysing your browsing habits and preferences. You can change the settings of cookies or get more information, see cookies policy. I understand and accept the use of cookies.

Pablo Pareja Alcaraz

Pablo Pareja_foto

Serra Hunter Associate Professor in International Relations, UPF

Master's in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) Co-coordinator, IBEI


Dr. Pablo Pareja Alcaraz is Serra Húnter 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. 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 gained international professional experience 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 Spain's United Nations Association since 2007.

Background and education

  • (2010) European PhD in International Relations, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • (2007) Diploma of Advanced Studies (International Law and International Relations)
  • (2004) MSc in Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • (2002) MSc in European Studies, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • (2001) BSc in Political Science and Administration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


2004Dean's Award of Academic Excellence - The Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service.

2002Second National Award of University Studies.

2001Extraordinary Award of the Degree of Political Science and Public Administration.  

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • Spain's United Nations Association
  • Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales
  • International Political Science Association


Research interests

  • China Foreign Policy
  • East Asian international relations
  • International Relations
  • International Order
  • International Change

Selected publications

  • Pareja Alcaraz, Pablo.2016.Chinese investments in Southern Europe's energy sectors: Similarities and divergences in China's strategies in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.Energy Policy,Link
  • Pareja Alcaraz, Pablo.2015.Sino-Spanish relations in the Mediterranean: evolution, dimensions, asymmetries, and challenges.Mediterranean Quarterly,vol. 26, no. 1:26-39Link
  • Pareja Alcaraz, PabloGarcía, Caterina

    2013.Seguridad, Inc. Las empresas militares y de seguridad privadas en las relaciones internacionales contemporáneas.Barcelona:Catalan International Institute for Peace.
  • Pareja Alcaraz, Pablo.2012.International Law and East Asia’s regional order: the strengthening of a fundamental institution.In: Happoldd, M. (ed.).International Law in a Multipolar World.London:Routledge,pp: 224-241.
  • Pareja Alcaraz, Pablo.2012.La Unión Europea impulsa su presencia en Asia: Comentario a la Decisión 2012/308/PESC del Consejo, de 26 de abril de 2012, relativa a la adhesión de la Unión Europea al Tratado de Amistad y Cooperación en el Sudeste Asiático.Revista General de Derecho Europeo,vol. 28:1-14Link
  • Pareja Alcaraz, PabloGarcía, Caterina

    2010.Las necesidades energéticas de Asia oriental: el impacto sobre la seguridad y las pautas de gobernanza regional.Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals,nº 89-90:29-44Link
  • Pareja Alcaraz, Pablo.2009.China y la seguridad asiática. Orden regional y conflictividad marítima en Asia oriental (with García, Caterina and Ibáñez, Josep), Barcelona: Oficina de Promoció dels Drets Humans, Departament d’Interior, Relacions Institucionals i Participació Ciutadana, Generalitat de Catalunya, 2009..