The Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Mario Monti, at the LSE. Introduced to Professor Paul Preston by Peter Sutherland, KCMG, Chairman of the LSE Council and Court of Governors.
Rosa Montero, award-winning journalist for El País and author of contemporary fiction.
José Manuel Romero, lawyer to King Juan Carlos I.
Carlos V Prize, Academia Europea de Yuste, presided by His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias.
Javier Solana, Doctor Honoris Causa at the LSE.
Michael Portillo, former British politician and Cabinet Minister, now journalist, broadcaster and political commentator, is part of the Cañada Blanch Centre Management Council.
José Viñals, Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund.
Joan Maria Nin, President of La Caixa bank.
Antony Beevor, eminent British historian and writer.