Dr. Francisco Beltrán
Dr. Francisco Beltrán is a Lecturer in Political Science at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, a Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and a Lecturer at the Department of Government, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. His research interests include comparative policies of immigration and integration, political economy of the European welfare states, and political theory of liberalism. He has published a book on “European Social Models” (2009), and several articles and chapters on social policy, multiculturalism, and integration. During his stay at the WZB, he carried out a comparative research on the interaction of socioeconomic models and cultural conflict in the realm of immigrant's integration in Western Europe and North America.