At the Club of Madrid, Luis Peral works with Global and Strategic Affairs. He is responsible for Next Generation Democracy, a project aiming at assessing the quality of democracy and making specific proposals for advancing democracy worldwide.
He has been Chief Analyst of the Civil-Military Analysis Unit at the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Center (CCOMC), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), NATO, between February 2013 and March 2014. He previously worked as Senior Analyst with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) for five years, dealing with international responses to conflict situations such as to those of Syria, Libya and Afghanistan; and EU-Asia relations with a focus on India. He was also the coordinator for the ‘Powers and Regions’ pillar of the ESPAS pilot project launched by the EU institutions with the aim of creating capacity for identifying global trends and challenges.
He has also been Senior Researcher at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies of the Spanish Government under the Ramón y Cajal Research Programme (2004-2008) while simultaneously holding the position of Senior Research Fellow (Global Governance) at FRIDE (2004-2006) and Director of the Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management Program, CITpax, (2006-2008). From 1992 to 2004, he was Lecturer in International Law at the Carlos III University in Madrid.
His academic and policy-oriented research and publications are focused on peacekeeping, peace-building and development; human rights and forced migration; and conflict resolution and global security.
Luis Peral is Ph.D. in Law, Master in Law of the European Union, M.A. in Law, M.A. in Political Sciences – International Relations (Universities Complutense and Carlos III of Madrid), and holds a Diploma in English Law (University of Kent, Canterbury, UK).