International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Dr. Diego Rubio

Executive Director

Center for the Governance of Change


A Professor of Applied History and Governance at IE School of Global and Public Affairs, and the Executive Director of its Center for the Governance of Change, an applied-research institution that explores the political, economic, and societal effects of emerging technologies at a transnational scale. Prior to that, Diego worked as Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

As analyst, Diego has advised a number of international institutions, including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, the European Commission, and the Ibero-American General Secretariat. As researcher, he has published various studies and lectured at several top-notch universities, and his ideas have been featured in media outlets such as the BBC, El País, and Tve1.

Diego holds a PhD from the University of Oxford.