ECUSA’s Scientific Lectures

  • Science
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, May 30, 2014
  • 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm
ECUSA’s Scientific Lectures

Renowned Spanish scientist Jorge Garcés Ferrer will speak about interdisciplinarity and its relevance for innovation in the first of a series of lectures organized by Spanish Scientists in the USA.

Jorge Garcés, Prince of Asturias Chair at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is Professor at the University of Valencia, Director of the Policy Research Institute of Social Welfare at the University of Valencia (Polibienestar), Professor at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), and Visiting Researcher at the University of Washington, Oxford and Cambridge. In 2009, he received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of San Pedro (Republic of Peru) and in 2013 by the Autonomous University of Encarnación (Paraguay).

As a scientist he develops his work in Polibienestar, an institute specialized in research and public policy consulting with an interdisciplinary methodological approach. His studies have focused on Comparative European Social Policy. He has been principal investigator or member of the research team of about 100 projects and research contracts. He has participated as an expert in the Committee on Social Policy of the Congress of Deputies of Spain and various committees promoted by the European Commission. He is the author / coauthor of 25 books and written more than 100 scientific articles.

In Spanish.


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Embassy of Spain, 2375 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC, 20037


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Organized with the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC. Image: Jorge Garces, Prince of Asturias; Distinguished Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Polibienestar, Instituto de Investigación en Políticas de Bienestar Social.



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