Aurèlia Mañé-Estrada holds a PhD degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona (UB) and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Currently a professor at the UB, where she teaches subjects related to economic policy and international energy systems and relations, she is also a visiting professor of the Master’s degree in Contemporary Arab Studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), and has been a lecturer at the University of Denver (Colorado, USA). As an expert on energy and related matters, she is a member of the geopolitics and energy security group of the Elcano Royal Institute of International Studies, is the creator and director of Casa Asia’s Central Asia Observatory, a consultant on energy issues for Casa Asia, and a member of the university of Barcelona Economic Transition Analysis Group (GATE, UB) and of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Societies Study Group (GRESAM, UCLM). She is the author of the blog (in Spanish) Nuevas cartografías de la energía. Para una nueva ética energética. Read her post on our blog here.