dr Diego Caballero Vélez

PhD in Political Science, European Politics and International Relations from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa). Diego holds a MA in International Law and International Relations from the University of Granada. He has been PhD visiting student at the Refugee Studies Centre from the University of Oxford and at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Previously, Diego has cooperated with the Spanish Consulate in Florence, and completed a research internship at the Institute for European Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. His dissertation is entitled, “Producing public goods in the field of refugee protection: the case study of Poland in times of the migrant and refugee crisis.” Using Poland as a case study, the thesis examines the motivations behind EU member states’ decisions to accept or reject refugee resettlement. In addition, he has presented research papers in several international universities such as at the University of Oxford, University of Catania and SGH School of Economics and seminars as well as published with international recognized scientific journals. Thus, Diego has experience as teaching assistant at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences of Mainz and at the University of Pisa. His research interests include European migration, asylum and security policies, political economy, EU external action and multi-level governance.


Selected publications