(Santander, 1966) Spanish politician, current Secretary of State for Culture in the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports since 2011. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Cantabria and he is a Professor of History of the Ideas and Institutions at the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid. Deputy for the Partido Popular for Cantabria between 2004 and 2012, he has also been director of the Carolina Foundation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as National Secretary of Estudios of the Partido Popular (2004-2008) and National Secretary of Culture (since 2008). He has been a columnist for ABC CULTURAL, supplement of the newspaper ABC. Previously he also collaborated in EL PAÍS and Cadena SER.