We’re back in full swing and already deep into classes for our third and final normal trimester at IE.  But still the memories of the week in Brussels live on and are frequently revisited between me and my colleagues. We received numerous talks from leaders from various institutions.  Highlights for me include the Parliament, Commission and Council as well as NATO.  We were able to mix with men and women wearing military garb from all over the world and other very influential global players. The personal highlight for me was a dinner and get-together at the personal residence of the Saudi Ambassador to both Belgium and Luxembourg.  For now, its back to the books as we’ve already had a few classes touching on democracy in Latin America, Game Theory and also the Middle East.  It looks like its going to be another challenging and interesting trimester.

 Check out pictures from out trip to Brussels!




Rita April 1, 2011 - 12:36 am

Hi Aaron,
Brussels, pretty cool. How many countries do you visit while in the program. Curious.
Thank you.

Aaron Martín Thornburg April 4, 2011 - 10:37 am

In response to a question by posted by Rita–Belgium is the only country that we visit as a class under the umbrella of IE. The trip, which lasted 6 days, is included in the tuition which is a really good value. IE covers the flights, transportation from the hotel to the institutions and seminars, a buffet breakfast everyday, and also a really nice dinner with former students, professors and students alike.

However, I should note that as Instituto de Empresa is located in Madrid, one can get to and from many countries within Europe with ease. Barajas airport is an easy metro ride from most anywhere in the city and there are loads of low-cost airlines.

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