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Raúl Villegas Barrera
Junior Policy Analyst
Raúl Villegas is a Junior Policy Analyst in the Europe in the World Programme, working on EU-Asia relations, EU foreign policy, and international trade.

Before joining the EPC, Raúl was a Schuman trainee at the European Parliament and worked at the European Commission. He also worked as an academic assistant and junior lecturer at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and as a research assistant at the University of Chicago.

Raúl holds a B.A. in Linguistics and English Literature from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Cambridge University. He is currently finishing an M.A. in International Relations at the University of Chicago, where he was a Fulbright scholar.


Europe in the World


EU-China Think Tank Exchanges; EPC Talks Geopolitics

Areas of expertise

International trade and security, great power competition, multilateralism, East Asia

Current positions

Junior Policy Analyst


M.A. in International Relations, University of Chicago
Erasmus+ Exchange, Cambridge University
B.A. Linguistics and English Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Spanish, English, French, German, Romanian (basic), Italian (basic)



Strategic foresight / OUTLOOK PAPER
Europe in the world in 2024: From voting to geopolitics
By Amanda Paul , Jamie Shea , Ivano di Carlo , Shada Islam , Helena Hahn , Mihai Sebastian Chihaia , Ricardo Borges de Castro , Andrea García Rodríguez , Elizabeth Kuiper , Svitlana Taran , Iana Maisuradze , Berta López Domènech , Giulia Torchio , Teona Lavrelashvili , Raúl Villegas Barrera - 21/02/2024
Economic governance / COMMENTARY
Smart diversification: Economic security through diplomacy
By Ricardo Borges de Castro , Raúl Villegas Barrera - 21/09/2023

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