Carmen Iglesias, member of the European Academy of Yuste (Montesquieu Chair, 2008) new director of the Spanish Royal Academy of History.


Full member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History and of the Royal Spanish Language Academy. Professor of History of Political Thought and Systems of the Madrid Complutense University (1984-2000), Professor of History of Moral and Political Ideas of the Madrid Rey Juan Carlos University since 2000.

She has been Director of the Political and Constitutional Studies Centre and ex officio Adviser of the State Council (1996-2004). She is a member of prestigious Boards and Advisory councils of important foundations and public and private institutions. At present she is Institutional President of UNEDISA, Unidad Editorial SA, of the Rizzoli Group Corriere de la Sera. She has had management posts in universities and corporations. Curator of international historical exhibitions and organiser of various cultural events.

She is an expert in Modern European and Spanish History and has published more than two hundred books and research papers and has lectured in different Spanish and foreign universities.

Since the 1984-85 academic year she was entrusted with the higher education of H.R.H. Dª Cristina de Borbón in the Department of Political Sciences and Sociology of the Complutense University. In 1988 she began teaching H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias until he finished his higher education.

She has received a great number of prizes, including the 1985 International Montesquieu Prize, granted in France for a book published in 1984 on the French thinker; the 1999 and 2000 National Spanish History Prize; and the 2006 Julián Marías Prize. She has also received numerous international and national decorations.