Paul Rios is currently responsible for Open Akademia, the dissemination project of Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies (University of the Basque Country). He holds a Law degree from the University of Deusto (Bilbao) and was the founder of Lokarri, a citizen network for the peace in the Basque Country. Lokarri played a significant role in mobilizing citizen support for the resolution of the Basque conflict, organizing key conferences that influenced ETA to announce a definitive end to violence in 2011. After the network ended its activities in 2011, he has been pursuing a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution in Catalonia and has worked at ALC. He is fluent in Spanish, Basque and English.