Former fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Munich; Visiting professor at the University of Paris 1-Sorbonne; Visiting professor at the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute of Florence and Visiting fellow in the London School of Economics.
He is currently «Directeur d'Études Associé of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme» (Paris) and helds the Davis Chair at Georgetown University.
He was awarded with the Miguel de Unamuno Essay Prize, the 2003 National Literature Prize in the Essay category, the Espasa Essay Prize and the Euskadi Essay Prize. He has also received the Prize for Humanities, Culture, Arts and Social Sciences from the Basque Studies Society/Eusko Ikaskuntza in 2008 and the Príncipe de Viana Culture Prize 2013.
Member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts headquartered in Salzburg and of the Academy of Latinity.