Sebastián Contín Trillo-Figueroa

Sebastián Contín Trillo-Figueroa

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong

Sebastián Contín Trillo-Figueroa is a 2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow. He is a lecturer and lawyer, specializing in European law and institutions. Born in Spain, he began his professional career in the private sector, moving into public service in 2007, when he was elected to political office. During his 13 years as a city and regional politician, he was known for fighting against corruption, denouncing the misuse of public funds, and promoting the need for good governance and higher ethical standards in politics. Contín earned his law degree in Spain (completing his final year in Italy) and started doctoral studies, obtaining a diploma of advanced studies in commercial law. He holds a master’s degree in European law (LLM) from the College of Europe in Belgium. He participated in the IESE Business School’s leadership program for public management. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian.

Articles by Sebastián Contín Trillo-Figueroa


Seeking Strategic Sovereignty: The EU’s Relationship With China and the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, November 4, 2021

How the bloc tackles this difficult diplomatic test as well as related complicated challenges will determine the global role and status of the EU.


The Ukraine War: Debunking Putin’s Propaganda and the Realist Rationale

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Russian president will go down in history as the figure of this era who has done the most harm and caused so much tragedy.