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26
Mar
  • The president of IE University will form part of the Advisory Board of the 10th edition of Hay Festival Segovia comprised of ten vice presidents
  • Dominica Contreras, Pilar Luengo, Julia Casaravilla, Marilyn Cartellone, Kala Harvey, Margarita González de la Laguna, José Manuel de Riva, Emilio Gilolmo, Miguel Ángel González, and Santiago Iñiguez will be collaborating with Festival director Sheila Cremaschil
  • The opening ceremony of the 2015 edition of the Festival will take place on September 19, and the event will run from September 24 to 27

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The Advisory Board of the 10th edition of Hay Festival Segovia will comprise ten representatives from civil society. The opening ceremony of the Festival, created by Peter Florence in 1987, is set to take place on September 19th and will run from September 24 to 27.

The overarching aim of the initiative, announced by the president of the HAY Festival of Literature and the Arts, Revel Guest, is to encourage the participation of society in the running of one of Spain’s biggest multicultural events. Together with public institutions and over a hundred sponsors, and with the support of government institutions, the new advisory board will help guarantee a program with even greater international reach for the next edition of the Festival.

The recently appointed vice presidents of Hay Festival Segovia are Dominica Contreras, Marchioness of Lozoya, former ombudswoman Pilar Luengo de Altares, Julia Casaravilla, owner of the iconic San Marcos Romeral Gardens in Segovia, entrepreneurs Marilyn Cartellone, Margarita González de la Laguna, and Kala Harvey, President of AMETIC, José Manuel de Riva, Vice President of the Telefonica Foundation, Emilio Gilolmo, Director of Ontex Peninsular, Miguel Ángel González, and Santiago Iñiguez, President of IE University.

Revel Guest, President of Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts Foundation stated that it was enormously satisfying to be able to announce that these key figures were to be vice presidents of the Hay Festival Advisory Board. “It is my pleasure to invite everyone to collaborate with the Director of Hay Festival Segovia, Sheila Cremaschil, and her team to make this 10th edition truly memorable.”

Revel Guest, President of the Hay Festival, is a writer and journalist, as well as a film director and producer. A niece of Winston Churchill, she worked in the British Parliament but soon re-directed her career toward the entertainment sector. She has collaborated with the BBC and created her own production house known as “Transatlantic Films.” She has worked with well-known professionals, including Steven Spielberg, with whom she produced the film War Horse.

“Hay Festival Segovia wants to give recognition to the hard work of the people who have been supporting the Festival in different ways over the last few years and who have accepted the challenge to work together on this tenth edition”, said Sheila Cremaschil, director of Hay Festival Segovia. “We will celebrate the ten years of the Festival in Segovia with discussions, debates, conferences, concerts and visual art displays, in roman churches, palaces, convents, gardens, and in Segovia’s Alhondiga building, a world heritage site. We’ll discover new secret places which will be open exclusively for the duration of the Festival. And we will be able to enjoy listening to Spanish talent in conversations with international talent.”

(Spanish Version)  

Santiago Íñiguez, nombrado vicepresidente de la X Edición del Hay Festival Segovia

  • El presidente de IE University entra a formar parte del comité asesor de la X Edición del Hay Festival Segovia formado por diez vicepresidentes
  • Dominica Contreras, Pilar Luengo, Julia Casaravilla, Marilyn Cartellone, Kala Harvey, Margarita González de la Laguna, José Manuel de Riva, Emilio Gilolmo; Miguel Ángel González y Santiago Iñiguez colaborarán con la directora del Festival, Sheila Cremaschil
  • La edición de 2015 se inaugurará el 19 de septiembre y se celebrará del 24 al 27 de ese mes

Diez representantes de la sociedad civil formarán el Comité Asesor de la X edición del HAY Festival Segovia, que tendrá su evento inaugural el próximo 19 de septiembre y que se celebrará del 24 al 27 de ese mes. 

El objetivo de esta iniciativa, anunciada por la presidenta de la Fundación HAY Festival of Literature and the Arts, Revel Guest, es reforzar la participación de la sociedad civil en la realización de uno de los mayores acontecimientos multiculturales en España y así junto con las instituciones públicas y más de un centenar de patrocinadores garantizar un programa de alcance internacional para esta próxima edición. 

Los nuevos Vicepresidentes de Hay Festival Segovia son: la Marquesa de Lozoya, Dominica Contreras; Pilar Luengo de Altares, ex asesora del Defensor del Pueblo; Julia Casaravilla, propietaria del emblemático Jardín del Romeral de San Marcos, de Segovia; las empresarias Marilyn Cartellone, Margarita González de la Laguna y Kala Harvey; el presidente de AMETIC, José Manuel de Riva; el vicepresidente de la Fundación Telefónica, Emilio Gilolmo; el director de Ontex Peninsular, Miguel Ángel González; y Santiago Iñiguez, presidente de IE University. Todos participaran a título personal en este nuevo órgano impulsor del Festival segoviano.  Read more…

23
Mar

PALABRA IMAGEN PODER_PortadaLa Biblioteca Pública de Segovia acoge mañana martes 24 de marzo, a las 19,30 horas, la presentación del libro “Palabra, Imagen y Poder: Enseñar el Orden en la Edad Media”, del que es autor el Doctor en Historia Medieval Miguel Larrañaga.

Sermones e imágenes artísticas desarrollaron una función adoctrinadora en los fundamentos de la religión cristiana en la Edad Media, pero también jugaron un papel esencial no solo para explicar al pueblo la naturaleza del sistema feudal, sino para legitimar su estructura de Poder. Conformaron un “lenguaje audiovisual” que, utilizando elementos de la doctrina social y de la teología política desarrolladas por la Iglesia desde sus orígenes, hablaba en síntesis del Orden: de una sociedad virtuosa, jerarquizada, justa, unida y pacífica, esto es, de las virtudes individuales y sociales que debían regir para alcanzar el destino de la eterna Salvación.

La última obra del profesor de IE University Miguel Larrañaga parte del concepto de “Racionalidad” de Max Weber que aglutina y proporciona cohesión interna a otros principios generales, aplicado a la idea agustiniana de “Orden”. Desde esa base, Larrañaga pone en evidencia la relación entre el mensaje de los sermones y de la iconografía románica y gótica, analizado desde el punto de vista del receptor medieval. Se trata de un lenguaje común europeo cuyo estudio aborda este investigador en España, Francia, Inglaterra e Italia entre los siglos XI al XV.

Miguel Larrañaga es licenciado en Filosofía y letras por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y doctor en Historia Medieval por la Universidad de Deusto. Ha sido profesor en las universidades de Alcalá y Middlebury College e investigador contratado en el Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid). En la actualidad es profesor del Centro de Humanidades y Vicerrector de Alumnos de IE University (Segovia-Madrid), y profesor de Stanford University (BOSP-Madrid).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFue profesor visitante en el Institut für Franziskanische Geschichte (Münster), en The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library-Saint John’s University (Collegeville, Minnesota), y en 2012-2013 en el Oxford Centre for Medieval History de la Universidad de Oxford, donde desarrolló buena parte del trabajo que ha dado origen a este libro.

Es miembro del “advisory board” del “Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies”, del grupo CARMEN (Cooperative for the Advancement of Research through a Medieval European Network), del grupo de investigación consolidado “Sociedad, Poder y Cultura” de la Universidad del País Vasco y de la Sociedad Española de Estudios Medievales.

Autor de numerosas publicaciones sobre la sociedad y la cultura de la Edad Media, ha publicado los libros “Campesinado y conflictividad social en la Navarra Bajomedieval”, “Colección diplomática medieval de Hondarribia” y “Colección diplomática medieval del convento de San Bartolomé (San Sebastián)”.

13
Mar

The students, from five different countries, are competing for the prestigious Hult Prize, based this year on a challenge set by Bill Clinton. The winning team will receive a million dollars with which to fund a sustainable startup.

hultwebIE University students will be taking part for the second year running in the prestigious Hult Prize, the world’s biggest competition in which students with social entrepreneurial projects compete for a prize of a million dollars.   

In last year’s edition of the competition, the IE University team, comprised of business administration students Stefan Wolf Staertzel (Germany), Victor Berthon (France), Pablo Otero (Spain) and Carlos Beltrán (Venezuela/Spain), was among the top 4 teams in the regional final held in Dubai. This year, the IE team has gained two more students,  Mauri Lahti from Finland and Elvira Luna from Spain, and are confident they will also classify in Shanghai, having successfully competed against experts with doctorates, MBAs and Masters to get this far.

The Hult Prize, which has received entries from over 20,000 students from 500 universities around the world, was launched by Hult and the Clinton Global Initiative to foster the development of social entrepreneurship projects in the field of healthcare. The prize affords young entrepreneurs worldwide the opportunity to innovate and change the way society views social initiatives. The teams of students will compete in five cities, working towards the same objective, that of winning a million dollars with which to fund a sustainable startup. The regional finals will take place on March 13 and 14 in the cities of Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai, the latter being the venue for the IE University team.

The 2015 Hult Prize will be focused on creating startups based on sustainability and finding ways to enable access to child education for ten million children under six years of age who live in the suburbs. In the words of the author of the challenge, former US President Bill Clinton: “The Hult Prize is about more than the solution to the problem, it’s about how the world has to work in the 21st century.”

(Spanish Version)

Alumnos de IE University participan en Shanghái en la mayor competición de jóvenes emprendedores con proyectos sociales

Los alumnos, de cinco nacionalidades diferentes, optan al prestigioso Premio Hult, impulsado por el presidente Clinton y dotado con un millón de dólares para la financiación de una start up de carácter sostenible

Alumnos de IE University participan por segundo año consecutivo en el prestigioso Premio Hult, la mayor competición para estudiantes con proyectos emprendedores con un fin benéfico, y dotado con un premio de un millón de dólares.

El equipo formado por los alumnos de Administración de Empresas de IE University Stefan Wolf Staertzel (Alemania), Victor Berthon (Francia), Pablo Otero (España) y Carlos Beltrán (Venezuela/España) se clasificó el año pasado dentro del TOP 4 de la final regional de Dubai. Este año, el equipo de estudiantes de IE – al que se han sumado dos alumnos más, Mauri Lahti, de Finlandia y Elvira Luna, de España-  confían en superar en Shanghái esta clasificación que fue todo un éxito dado que competían con expertos con doctorados, MBAs o Másters. Read more…

11
Mar

The two institutions have joined forces to launch the IE White & Case End of Degree Prize, a pioneering initiative aimed at promoting education programs for the professional and international practice of future lawyers.

The winner will receive a scholarship funded jointly by the IE Foundation and White & Case to study a postgraduate program at IE Law School. 

Alumnos de IE University en grupos de trabajoWhite & Case, one of the world’s top law firms in terms of services provided and turnover, and IE University, one of the most prestigious institutions worldwide for university studies, have signed an agreement to create the first “IE White & Case End of Degree Prize”. The prize is the result of a joint commitment of both institutions to foster talent among future law graduates.

This first edition of the IE White & Case End of Degree Prize takes the form of a competition aimed at students in their last year of IE University’s Bachelor of Laws program, with a prize for the best end of degree project.  The winner will receive a scholarship, sponsored jointly by the IE Foundation and White & Case, covering 55% of tuition fees of one of the postgraduate programs run by IE Law School. There are currently some 200 students from 39 countries studying IE University’s Bachelor of Law who will be eligible for the prize on completion of their studies.

Candidates for the current edition of the prize must send their end of degree project before May 31, 2015, to be considered by a judges’ panel comprised of members of IE and White & Case who will evaluate levels of academic excellence of the entries.

“It is a privilege for us to enjoy the support of a prestigious law firm like White & Case to offer a prize that reflects the interest that both institutions share in education programs with an international focus aimed at corporate law professionals,” said Soledad Atienza, Director of IE University’s Bachelor of Law Program.

The initiative, which is coordinated by White & Case’s Madrid office forms part of a drive to promote education programs focused on the professional and international practice of future lawyers. Outside Spain the firm has signed similar agreements, including one between its London Office and Cass Business School to sponsor a Mergers and Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC).

Juan Manuel de Remedios, managing partner of White & Case in Spain, said: “With this prize we aim to help foster talent and a culture of excellence among law students, who are the people who will be leading the legal counsel sector in the near future. The fact that we are doing this jointly with an international institution like IE fits perfectly with White & Case’s global approach to law.”

White & Case opened its office in Spain in March of 2013. Since then it has served as legal advisor in M&A and stock exchange operations with an estimated total value of €16 billion. In March of 2014 it opened its new office in Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana and now continues to build on its commitment to Spain with the creation of the IE White & Case End of Degree Prize.

6
Mar

comisariaweb2This morning Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, examined the challenges facing EU trade policy with students and professors of IE University’s Bachelor and Master in International Relations. The EU Commissioner was received by the President of IE, Diego del Alcázar, and Arantza de Areilza, Dean of IE School of International Relations.

The talk formed part of a series of initiatives launched by the European Commission aimed at informing citizens about advances in negotiations on international trade agreements, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and to hear opinions from different collectives on EU policy issues. Commissioner Malmström and her team are heading European negotiations related to the TTIP, an agreement aimed at enabling free trade with the US.

Malmström explained how one of the EU’s key challenges is that of “connecting with citizens,” listening to their opinions, and debating with them on European policy.  She recognized that there is a major debate surrounding the TTIP negotiations, the completion of which would have a very positive impact in terms of job creation. Malmström reminded those present that 30 million people in Europe work in positions related to export, 4.5 million of which have a direct connection with exports to the US. She explained how Swedish policy has centered around the idea that trade agreements are not only aimed at large companies, but at smaller firms as well, pointing out that in Spain alone there are 70,000 SMEs that export.

The European Commissioner for Trade underscored the fact that the signing of the TTIP agreement does not mean that consumers will have less protection or be subject to a change in regulations. She explained that the agreement is about providing European firms with greater access to the US market, citing as an example how the safety tests to which  the US and European automobile industries are subject to when exporting from one region to another are of a similar, very high standard, which is a major cause of inefficiency in the sector.

Participating IE University students were able to exchange views on key subjects with  Cecilia Malmström, including European trade policy, and the main agreements currently being negotiated in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa, as well as reflecting on the challenges facing the EU in this field in the coming years.

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