Latin American History Seminar: The Botanist of the King: Pehr Löfling and the Royal Botanical Expedition of New Granada during the Eighteenth Century

week 8

Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Speaker: Manuel Lucena Giraldo, Spanish National Research Council/IE University, Spain

Manuel Lucena Giraldo is Research Scientist in the Spanish Council for Scientific Research and Professor of Humanities in IE Business School/IE University. He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Lecturer BOSP in Stanford University and Visiting Professor at Tufts University (Boston), Javeriana University (Colombia), IVIC (Venezuela), Colegio de Mexico, University of the Andes (Chile and Colombia) and SAM at St. Antony´s College (Oxford). He was Education Attaché in the Spanish Embassy in Colombia and held foreign education positions. He was representative of the CSIC at the European Science Foundation, COST network manager and research project consultant at the Carolina Foundation. His publications include a number of books on travels, scientific expeditions, cities,  images of nations, empires or globalization. His last book is  “82 Objects that Made a Country. A History of Spain”. He is co-author of The Oxford Illustrated History of the World; professor of writing (non-fiction) in Penguin Random House School; Assistant Editor in Culture & History;  member of the board of Revista de Occidente and the Advisory Committee of "National Geographic" in Global History. He is a member of the European Academy.