Professor and Chair of the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He also coordinates the Working Group on Iberian Politics and Society and the Cuba XXI Century Seminar Series at his University. He is also Vice-President of the U.S.-Spain Council whose objective is the deepening of cultural, economic, and political links between the two countires. Professor Mujal-León received his B.A. in History (1971) and his J.D. in Law (1974) from the Catholic University of America and his Ph.D. in Political Science (1980) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A specialist in West European and Latin American politics, he has written numerous articles and is the author and editor of several books. Among these, Communism and Political Change in Spain (1983), Spain at the Polls -- The General Elections of 1997, 1979, and 1982 (1985), European Socialism and the Conflict in Central America (1989), The USSR and Latin America (1989), The Cuban University under the Revolution (1989) and, most recently, Die Sozialistische Internationale in den 80er Jahren (1995). Most recently, he has written on Cuban politics, including an article entitled "Charismatic Post-Totalitarianism -- The Castro Regime in Comparative Perspective." He is currently at work on a book tentatively entitled The Domestic and External Determinants of Spanish Foreign Policy. Professor Mujal-León was awarded the title of Caballero in the Order of Isabel la Católica in the name of King Juan Carlos I in 1990. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Over the past decade, he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies of Princeton University (1984-86) and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution (1989-1990). A frequent visitor to Spain, Professor Mujal-León held a Fulbright Fellowship (1994) at the University of Madrid and was also a Visiting Professor at the Ortega y Gasset Institute.