York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School welcomes Professor Alejandro Torres as a visiting scholar from April through June 2017.
Torres is a professor in the Department of Public Law at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) in Pamplona, Spain, where he is the Chair of Constitutional Law. He has a law degree from the University of Valladolid, Spain and two PhD degrees – one in law from the Law School of the Complutense University of Madrid in 2000, and the other in canon law from the Universitas Catholica Tholosensis in Toulouse, France in 2015.
He has served as an assistant professor at the Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain), and has been a visiting professor at the University of Salzburg (Austria), Università degli Studi di Bologna and Università degli Studi di Piacenza (Italia), Plovdiv University (Bulgaria), Universidade Coimbra and Universidade Portucalense (Portugal), Universitas Catholica Tholosensis (France), Krakowska Akademia im Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego and Lazarski University (Poland).
His publications are focused on the study of finance and the taxation system of religions, models of the church-state relationship in Spain, the status of minorities and multiculturalism in the U.S. and Austria, and the theory of fundamental rights and public law. He has been recognized for his research and all of his years of public service.
Torres was rector at the University College César Carlos in Madrid, and is a member of the jury of the Jaime Brunet Prize for human rights and the Jaime Brunet Foundation.