Aznar to join Georgetown University

According to a press release from the University itself, the acting President of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar, whose term ends on April 16, will join Georgetown University next fall as a Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership where he will lead seminars on contemporary European politics and trans-Atlantic relationships.

“Prime Minister Aznar’s involvement on campus will enhance the work of our students and faculty in invaluable ways,” University President John J. DeGioia said. “Having such a distinguished former head of government join our community builds on Georgetown’s tradition of intellectual engagement on crucial global issues.”

At Georgetown, Aznar will lead at least two seminars each semester through the Mortara Center for International Studies, BMW Center for German and European Studies and Center for Latin American Studies. “I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity with Georgetown University.

It will be a privilege for me to join the faculty of this world-class institution in the fields of international relations and political studies,” Aznar said in the university press release.

It will be interesting to see whether or not this means that his wife, Ana Botella, will give up her recent career in local politics to follow him to the US. She has been in charge of social affairs in Madrid’s Town Hall since first accepting to run for her husband’s party in the local elections last year. More about Aznar here.