Andrés Ortega Klein is senior research fellow for global affairs and technology transformation at the Royal Elcano Institute in Spain. Andrés is also the director of Observatorio de las Ideas, a publication on current academic trends. Previously, Andrés served in two different administrations as director general of the Department of Analyses and Studies in the president of Spain’s government office (1994-1996 and 2008-2011) and as columnist and editorial writer and London and Brussels correspondent for El País. Andrés founded and directed the Spanish edition of Foreign Policy magazine.
Andrés has published several books on the intersection of policy and technology, among them La razón de Europa (Aguilar, 2004) and La fuerza de los pocos (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2007) together with his latest book, La imparable marcha de los Robots (Alianza Editorial, 2016). He has published widely in media and academic journals. He posts every two weeks on Elcano’s blog, El Espectador Global and has a regular monthly column at El País. He is member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and on the advisory board of several publications as well as chairman of the heirs to José Ortega y Gasset, the noted Spanish philosopher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Complutense University of Madrid and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.