Borja Lasheras is a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Transatlantic Defense and Security program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He served at the Spanish Presidency of the Government between 2018 and late 2021, where he held the position of Senior Foreign Policy Advisor (2020-2021). Previously, he was the Associate Director and then Director at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) office in Madrid. He has extended field experience, having worked for the OSCE’s field missions of Bosnia and Albania (2010-2013).
He graduated summa cum laude at Deusto University’s Faculty of Law and earned a Master’s Degree at Harvard (LL.M. 07). His field of expertise covers European foreign and security policy, national security, Ukraine, Russia, and the Balkans. He authored a book on Bosnia, “Bosnia in limbo: testimonies from the Drina River”. Borja is an Associate Faculty member at the IE Business School Madrid (IE), where he teaches foreign policy. He has published in Spanish and international media.