José María Aznar is executive president of the Foundation for Analysis and Social Studies (FAES) and was president of Spain (1996–2004). One of Aznar’s concerns is the battle against terrorism, and he is a strong supporter of the Atlantic Relationship and the EU’s commitment to freedoms and economic reform. In addition, he has written several books. With a degree in law, Aznar was Distinguished Fellow of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University (2011–15), a Distinguished Scholar at the University of Georgetown (2004–11), and has been awarded honorary doctorates from universities, including Florida International University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Aznar and his wife Ana Botella are the parents of three children.
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