“LITERARY ACTIVIST” Namita Gokhale in conversation with Miguel Larrañaga

Tuesday 20 September 2016, 12.30pm • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular

This is India Year in Spain, celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Writer and publisher Namita Gokhale is the co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and of ‘Mountain Echoes’: A Bhutan Literature Festival. She is the author of 13 books of fiction and non fiction, among them Paro: Dreams of Passion, her debut novel, The Book of Shiva and her soon to be released novel Things to Leave Behing. A literary activist she also passionately promotes Indian’s language literatures worldwide. She talks to Miguel Larrañaga, humanities professor and vice rector of IE University.

A SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE. Dileep Padgaonkar in conversation with Susana Torres

Monday 19 September 2016, 12.30pm • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Refectorio

Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, a member of the editorial board of The Times of India and editor of the country’s leading newspaper from 1988 to 1994, talks to Susana Torres, a lecturer in international relations. With a Ph.D from the Sorbonne, Padgaonkar’s career spans 50 years, and has seen him work for major institutions such as UNESCO. Susana Torres Prieto has a doctorate in Philology from Madrid’s Complutense University and a Doctor Europeus from Cambridge University.


To Be Appointed

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, new countries have become members of supranational structures and others have changed and/or modified their national policies. A new global scenario calls for new ways of approaching one’s neighbours and wider interests sometimes collide with national ones and vice versa. With the help of a former Spanish ambassador to Russia, who was exceptional witness of those changes we will try to analyse what are the present and future challenges of this country.

Speaker:  Excmo. Sr. D. Francisco Javier Elorza, Spanish Ambassador. Moderator: Sra. Dª. Arantza de Areilza, Dean of IE School of International Relations

Cycle Russia: Past and Present “MONTAGE AND EMOTION”

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 6pm, at MMB102 (Maria de Molina 31 Bis, Madrid)

The Lumière brothers visited St. Petersburg in 1896 with their films and their little projector to show their invention. Film was shot for the first time in Russia that same month to capture the coronation of the Zsar Nicholas II at the Kremlin. That was the spark that lit the imaginary of one of the most relevant countries for filmmaking, contributing with innovative cinematic techniques, and some of the most important principles of filmmaking such as Eisenstein ideas for montage. Russia is a cultural giant that has produced masterpieces such as Battleship Potemkin, Man With A Movie Camera or Solaris, and now fights silence and oblivion with jewels such as Burnt By The Sun, The Russian Ark and last years’ Leviathan. State of the art montage and emotion.

Speaker: Jaime Dezcallar, Film Director. Moderator: Fernando Dameto, Deputy Director of IE Humanities Center

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Presentación de libro «82 objetos que cuentan un país» de Manuel Lucena

Jueves 17 de marzo a las 18h en MMB102 (Maria de Molina 31 Bis, Madrid)

Un recorrido excepcional por la historia de España a través de sus objetos. Un repaso ilustrado a los objetos —de los más cotidianos a los más excepcionales— que conforman la historia de España. Desde un hacha de mano hallada en Atapuerca, y la Constitución de 1812, hasta el microscopio de Ramón y Cajal, la fregona, la bombona de butano, los vestidos de Balenciaga o el Guernica.

Manuel Lucena Giraldo es Investigador Principal del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) y Profesor Asociado de IE University.

Cycle Russia: Past and Present “THE HISTORICAL GHOSTS”

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 6pm, at Sala Capitular (Segovia)

Sometimes current political decisions seem difficult to explain without the necessary historical background. The present seminar aims at giving a general overview of Russia since it has been, and still is, a key player in the history of Europe. In discussion with academic experts we will try to find out how this lasting empire portray herself with respect to the immediate neighbours and how does she perceive relations with others.

Speakers: Prof. Simon Franklin, University of Cambridge and Prof. Pierre Gonneau, Sorbonne Paris IV. Moderator: Susana Torres, Associate Professor IE University

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Cycle Russia: Past and Present “NEW PLAYERS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY”

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 6pm, at MMB-102 (Maria de Molina 31 Bis, Madrid)

Alongside political reforms, economic reforms were also implemented in all these countries, some with more success than others. Both foreign investment and trade have been promoted, but neither of them is free of risk. The process of passing form a socialist economy to modern capitalism generated problems in the privatisation of the former public sector, and combining these variables with supranational structures as well as a global economy are some of the challenges presently faced by these countries. An open debate between representatives of private and public sectors would provide a wider picture of which are the opportunities and hindrances for investors in this part of the world.

Speaker: Álvaro Ortiz Vidal-Abarca, Chief Economist Cross Country Emerging Markets, BBVA. Moderator: Patricia Gabaldon, Professor of Economic Environment, IE Business School

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Cycle Russia: Past and Present “VISIONS AND NARRATIVES”

JANUARY 28TH, 2016

Probably the greatest contribution of Russia to European culture, or at least the most acknowledged, has been the Russian 19th century novel, which encompassed as few other literary traditions the struggle for modernity as well as visions of a better future. Nowadays, Russian society struggles between past and present narratives, moving between official and underground accounts of her past and present. By confronting Russia’s past and present depictions of herself we might be able to discern which elements are still permanent of Russia’s vision of Russia.

Speakers:  Prof. Catriona Kelly, University of Oxford and Pilar Bonet, correspondent of El País in Russia. Moderator: Susana Torres, Associate Professor IE University

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Visita guiada a la Feria de Arte y Antigüedades Feriarte

Jueves 26 de Noviembre a las 19h en IFEMA

IE Art Club se complace en anunciar que WeCollect Club ofrece a la comunidad IE una visita guiada gratuita a la feria de antigüedades de Madrid FERIARTE.

FERIARTE es la feria de arte y antigüedades más importante de España. Constituye un auténtico acontecimiento social, comercial y cultural, imprescindible en Madrid y en nuestro país. Toda una referencia fundamental para comprender por qué el arte antiguo y actual gana cada día más adhesiones. Más de 100 galerías y anticuarios participan en esta feria, cuyos 39 años de existencia han servido para profundizar en el mundo de las antigüedades y descubrir la diversidad y riqueza artística que la Historia nos ha legado a lo largo de los siglos.

WeCollect Club, el primer club de coleccionistas de arte de España y responsable de FERIARTE COLECCIONA, el servicio oficial de asesoría a coleccionistas de la feria, ofrece a los miembros del club de humanidades del IE una visita exclusiva con sus asesores donde podrán conocer de la mano de expertos en coleccionismo y mercado del arte las claves de esta cita  y las mejores oportunidades de compra en la feria.

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Presentación del libro “Las plantas de uso medicinal en Lanjarón. Puerta de la Alpujarra”

Martes 13 de octubre del 2015 a las 19.30 h. en Pabellón de Papel (Serrano 99)

Tras un siglo XX de vertiginosos avances en la medicina científica, el siglo XXI está siendo el del reconocimiento de la medicina tradicional.  Las plantas de uso medicinal en Lanjarón. Puerta de la Alpujarra recopila y compara el uso tradicional que se le da a las plantas medicinales, junto al análisis, y referencias científicas que en la mayoría de casos refrenda el porqué de estas tradiciones. La visión del presente y futuro de la aplicación de las plantas medicinales, tanto a nivel etnobotánico como científico, se puede deducir a través de la lectura de la obra.

Intervendrán: Dra. Nítida Pastor, coautora, directora europea de Estrategia Profesional y Relaciones en MeadJohnson y Antigua Alumna del IE Business School (MBA 1988), Dr. Joaquin Molero, coautor y Catedrático de Botánica, Facultad de Farmacia de Universidad de Granada, y D. Xavier Medina, secretario de la Fundación El Alto.

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