Archive for the ‘Master in International Relations (MIR)’ Category

12
Oct

The MIR Family on Exchange in Paris

Written on October 12, 2016 by Waya Quiviger in Master in International Relations (MIR), News

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Pursuing a Master in International Relations at IE in Madrid is more than getting exposed to a great variety of courses, acquiring hard and soft skills, and spending endless hours working as teams. The MIR opens so many more doors. It is all about #goingbeyond. Upon completion of 10 compulsory months in Madrid, you can add an exchange semester in Paris.

 

Always dreamt about living in the capital of France?

This is an opportunity that you should not miss. This year, Daniel Morales, Kiyeon Kim and myself were lucky enough to get accepted at Sciences Po Paris, and we are honoured to represent IE and the MIR. Parisian life is filled with lots of culture and museums, strolls through the beautiful French streets or along the Seine, red wine and good cheese.

 

Wondering what Sciences Po is all about?

Studying at a top university like Sciences Po enables people from the MIR family to specialise even more. While one of us is pursuing the IR branch, the other two of us are pursuing the Economic and Business branch, taking classes in digital business strategies, finance projects, accounting, doing business in emerging markets and more. These additional classes help us further enhance our skillset to ultimately transition into an international job-market.

 

What is the added value of Sciences Po?

Besides specializing an extra semester in the direction of your choice, Paris is a global networking hub. Seminars, corporate breakfasts and company presentations happen every week around campus. And, on Friday 30 September, Sciences Po students gathered at Maison de la Chimie in the heart of Paris for a Business Career Fair. Over 85 companies were present, covering diverse sectors like banking, consulting, luxury and retail. It was an opportunity for us to ask questions and make contacts, ultimately giving our CV and applying for internships or jobs.

 

Written by: Sophie Bik

MIR Students in Paris: Daniel Morales, Kiyeon Kim, and Sophie Bik

 

10
Oct

MIR Class of 2016/2017

Written on October 10, 2016 by Waya Quiviger in Master in International Relations (MIR), News

MIR 2016

 

On October 4th, the IE School of International Relations welcomed its 9th intake of the Master in International Relations. 18 nationalities were represented in a very diverse new class.

British Ambassador Simon Manley was the keynote speaker during the Opening Ceremony and his apt words on a Global Britain for a Global Century resonated well with the new intake.

 

 

12
Sep

We are pelased to announce that Sofia Rondán, MIR Alum 2015/2016 has won the IE Foundation Prize in Humanities, in the Spanish Poetry Category. Please find below the winning entry:

 

NADIE

 

Íbamos cada tarde a pasear la playa

para ver cómo el Sol languidecía.

Como nosotros cientos de individuos,

miles de individuos…

Una masa de humanos trashumante

sesteaba feliz y complacida,

contemplando el magenta del cielo

daliniano.

Y llegó aquella barca, sin nadie,

sin Caronte siquiera.

Las monedas se las quedaron otros.

Pero nosotros continuamos mirando

aquel atardecer del cielo

daliniano.

Así, tarde tras tarde,

llegaba la barcaza.

Y nadie preguntaba dónde estaba el barquero.

Perdidos los muchachos

entre las piernas largas

de las mujeres viejas.

Soberbias las muchachas

buscando un falso cáliz

de juventud eterna.

Una masa de humanos,

tecnológicamente post-humanos,

caminamos la arena,

en el atardecer del cielo daliniano.

Un día, entre las olas, no vino la barcaza,

pero llegaron cuarenta y cuatro cuerpos.

Cuarenta y cuatro negros cuerpos.

Y nosotros tampoco preguntamos

dónde estaba el barquero.

Otro día cuatrocientos cuarenta y cuatro cuerpos,

y otro, cuatro mil cuatrocientos cuarenta y cuatro cuerpos.

Para cuando supimos, que en las profundidades

había un cementerio, no quisimos saber

quiénes eran los muertos.

Ni de dónde venían.

Ni para qué vinieron.

Caronte se sienta entre nosotros,

mirando complacido

la belleza magenta del cielo daliniano,

las piernas largas de las mujeres viejas.

Y ofrece un cáliz,

a las muchachas que están mirando al cielo.

Recoge las monedas,

porque las barcas partirán ahora

al mar del otro lado.

 

– Sofía Rondán

20
Jun

FGM

What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? Female genital mutilation or ablation involves the partial or total removal of the external sexual organs of women. FGM is a custom that is currently practiced in many countries in Africa and Asia. This brutal practice is to control female sexual desire and what is more, to get the total submission of women to the family and the husband (Fundacion Kirira).

FGM’s Prevalence: According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated that 200 million girls alive today have undergone FGM and there are 3 million girls at risk of undergoing the practice every year, with the majority of girls being cut before 15 years of age (2013).

On May 31, the International Relations Club had the honor of hosting a Female Gentile Mutilation (FGM) seminar at IE. The seminar featured Estrella Gimenez the President of Fundacion Kirira, which is an NGO in Spain that helps fight against FGM. In addition to Estrella’s presentation, we also had a MIR student Lula Tensaew tell her touching story about the daily struggles she faces having undergone this practice. Estrella started by sharing the story of how the foundation came about and in a sad tone Estrella said, “One summer in August, I went on a typical safari trip to Kenya and couldn’t help but realize that something was wrong”. The shocking reality was that August was the month of female mutilations in the Tharaka village and all the young girls were being mutilated. When someone in the village asked her why she had not been mutilated, with astonishment, Estrella realized that there was a deep underlying problem. Many girls were dropping out of school to undergo mutilation as early as 12 years of age to prepare them for marriage. Estrella started her NGO in 2002 and 14 years later, thanks to the Kirira Foundation, FGM has been reduced drastically from 90% to less than 5% of FGM cases in the village of Tharaka. Estrella and her team have truly been successful in saving many girls’ lives and they are true heroes.

MIR student Lula Tensaew, shared that when she was a young girl living in Eritrea she was mutilated at 2 years of age. She wanted to shed light on this horrible practice and also believes that by raising awareness, the lives of many girls could be saved. Throughout her life, she has dealt with many health issues due to FGM and emphasized that, “there are many women like me worldwide living with this pain in silence”. We thank Lula for sharing such a personal and deep story. She is truly worthy of our respect and admiration.

 

8
Jun

Todo lo que necesita saber para orientar su carrera en el ámbito de las Relaciones Internacionales. Desde las transformaciones, desafíos y oportunidades a los que se enfrenta esta disciplina en el siglo XXI hasta la descripción de  los perfiles que mejor se adaptan a las posibles salidas laborales. Sin olvidar las experiencias personales, las voces de profesionales que hablan de su trayectoria y de cómo han llegado al puesto que ahora ocupan –

Marine Andraud Marine Andraud, antigua alumna del IE Master en Relaciones Internacionales, Trainee del Banco Central Europeo

Los estudios en Relaciones Internacionales (RR II) están enfrentándose a un desafío que los ha empezado a redefinir con urgencia en Estados Unidos y que va a seguir revolucionándolos en los próximos años. Estas grandes transformaciones, dos sobre todo, ya han empezado a llegar a España y América Latina.

La primera transformación es que la autonomía y utilidad de la propia disciplina de las Relaciones Internacionales está seriamente cuestionada. La creciente globalización e internacionalización de los profesionales y los mercados convenció durante décadas a muchos académicos de que el grado de RR II apenas había que justificarlo, porque integraba y permitía profundizar en un amplio abanico de materias en la que ningún otro programa profundizaba.

Se añadía, en definitiva, una perspectiva novedosa a las Ciencias Políticas, el Derecho, los estudios culturales o la Economía y se integraban todos esos ángulos en un mismo espacio para beneficio de los estudiantes, que adquirían un conocimiento único que les permitiría aprovechar las oportunidades que prometía la globalización, identificar las amenazas y explicar esta nueva realidad a empresas, instituciones y opinión pública. Leer mas…

Publicado el 2 de junio en http://www.esglobal.org

 

 

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