2
Mar

MDG

Last week, the IE School of International Relations hosted the first Online Speaker Series this year, From the MDGs to the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda – An Inside View of the United Nations. We were joined for this online session by Mr. Vinicius Pinheiro, Deputy Director of the ILO Office for the United Nations as well as Ms. Shuo Xing, Associate Director of IE’s Career Management Center.

During the online session, Mr. Pinheiro spoke specifically about the United Nations Millennium Development Goals while also offering a view going forward of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. During the roughly one hour session, he provided a backdrop to the MDGs including the factors leading up to their development, the multilateral landscape at the time, while also looking at the goals and milestones achieved.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight initiatives agreed to by all the world’s countries and development institutions, with a united aim ranging from poverty reduction to lessening of HIV/AIDS by this year, 2015. Celebrating the arrival of the 2015 target date, the UN is now embarking on an ambitious new set of post-2015 development agenda. Included in the scope of this new agenda are a variety of social and economic concerns including job creation, healthcare and education initiatives, as well as a renewed focus on cities and the environment.

According to Mr. Pinheiro, this new agenda will require strong coordination at the international level as well as cooperation by regional governments in terms of policy implementation. During the question and answer portion of the talk, he addressed such issues such as sustainable development for developing nations in the wake of rapid economic growth as well as specific policy practices related to food development and agriculture.

Following this talk, Miss Shuo Xing spoke about career opportunities in the public sector including the United Nations Young Professionals Programme which has seen several MIR alumni go through its ranks.

This online session, including the Q&A portion, was recorded and can be viewed here.

 

Written by Tim Palmer, IE Associate Director of Admissions.  

23
Feb

A Greek deal cannot fix the flaws in the euro – Gideon Rachman (FT)

Written on February 23, 2015 by Waya Quiviger in Europe

Gideon Rachman – Financial Times

euWatching the Greek crisis unfold, I found myself torn between two equal and opposite thoughts. First, the euro cannot survive. Second, everything must be done to save the euro.

The agreement reached between Greece and its eurozone creditors is therefore a good thing because it has put off the immediate threat of a political and economic crisis. But experience suggests that a debt deal with Greece may be only marginally more durable than a ceasefire in Ukraine. In both cases, there are underlying tensions and problems that cannot be solved by a cleverly drafted document.

There has rarely been a period when it is more urgent for Europeans to work together. Read more.

19
Feb

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IE School of International Relations is pleased to invite you to the conference:

“The New Regional Role of Iran in Taming of Violence in the Middle East”

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo,

Associate Professor of Political Science and a Noor-York Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies at York University and an advisory board member of PEN, Canada

With Comments by

Amb. Roberto Toscano, Former Ambassador of Italy to Iran

 

 The event will take place on Monday, 2 March 2015 at 12:00 – 13:30 in Room MM-401 (C/ María de Molina 31)

 

Please kindly confirm attendance to International.Relations@ie.edu

  Read more…

17
Feb

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On March 6th IE will host Ms. Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, for a discussion with our students and faculty on the much debated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the trade agenda and priorities of Europe.

Since assuming office in November 2014 as the new Commissioner for Trade under the Juncker Commission Ms. Malmström has been leading the negotiations of the TTIP with the objective of reaching a balanced and reasonable agreement with the U.S. that respects Europe’s safety, health, social and data protection standards, and Europe’s cultural diversity.

Previously, Ms. Malmström served as European Commissioner for Home Affairs (2010-2014) and as Minister for EU Affairs in the Swedish Government (2006-2010). She was Vice-President of Folkpartiet (Swedish Liberal Party) from 2007 to 2010, Member of Folkpartiet Party Executive (2001-2010), and Member of the European Parliament (1999-2006).

For more information on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) please visit this LINK.

 

The event will take place from 1.00pm to 2:30pm (Room S-105, Calle Serrano 105). Please, register here: https://clubs.ie.edu/iecampuslife/rsvp?id=200001878

10
Feb

On Monday 19 January IE University hosted a delegation of 170 students from Sciences Po for the Opening Ceremony of their Winter School in Spain. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Cyrille Rogeau, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of France to Spain, Dr. Arantza de Areilza, Dean of IE School of International Relations, and Mr. Tilman Turpin, Director of the Euro-latino-american Campus of Sciences Po.

Professor Daniel Kselman delivered the keynote conference on the challenges of democracy in the 21st Century. After the conference the students visited IEU Campus in Madrid and joined the IEU International Relations students in our Segovia campus to attend several workshops on social entrepreneurship, armed conflicts and international intervention, the European economic crisis, environmental politics, the Arab Awakening, and the future of political Islam.

In this video, Tilman Turpin, Kevin Parthenay, Academic Coordinator of the Euro-latino-american Campus of Sciences Po and Andrea Ortega, Sciences Po student, share their views and experience during the Opening Ceremony and explain the objectives of the Winter School.

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