David Blázquez is a second-year student at The Fletcher School, where he co-chairs the European Affairs Society. He holds an MA/M.Phil. in Political Science from the EHESS in Paris. Prior to his time at Fletcher, David was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard (2011-2012), where he is a current member of the Graduate Council of Professional Students at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. David has worked as an advisor for Security Council issues at the Spanish Mission to the UN.
By advancing controversial positions on international human rights issues, the European Parliament has sought to bypass institutional checks and balances within the European Union in order to gain a louder voice in the foreign policy conversation.