On Wednesday 30 September, the IE School of International Relations welcomed the 8th intake of the Master in International Relations. This diverse group of 30 master students boasts 18 nationalities including students from South Africa, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, Egypt, Germany to name a few.
Ambassador Javier Ruperez, former Spanish Ambassador to the US, gave a thought provoking keynote address to the incoming students in which he clearly stated his position on the current state of the world. He spoke of troubling times ahead and of a moment of growing instability and multiple threats in the international order. This is a challenge the new class of 2015/2016 must take up one day, as future actors in the global arena.