José Herrera is director of international relations at FAES Foundation (Spain). His work focuses primarily on the political training of young leaders and the modernization of political parties in Latin America and the MENA Region. He is also responsible for the budget of the international programs and manages and develops FAES networks in the Western Hemisphere. Before joining FAES, he served as a Member of Parliament for two terms (1997-2004) and in the Parliamentary Committees for International Cooperation, Foreign Affairs, European Union and Defense. From 1999 to 2001 he was a Member of the Spanish Delegation at the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly. Previously he served as a Member of the Regional Parliament of Madrid (1995-1996). From 2000 to 2003 he was Secretary-General at Fundación Popular Iberoamericana (2000-2003). FPI was an NGO devoted to the promotion of Democracy and Freedom in Latin America.