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


Take a look at what former MIR students are now doing, where are they living, and how are they contributing to the field of international relations.

MIR Class of 2010 joined by IE Faculty and Staff (July 2010)

Our alumni have gone to experience success in a multitude of careers and pursuits: senior consultants in FDI advisory, international sales executives, trainees at the United Nations, market research, public administration, journalism, education, etc.

Graduates from the Master in International Relations at IE School of Arts and Humanities have accomplished interesting and amazing things, of which we are very proud of. To gain an appreciation of what the Master in International Relations has to offer (field work in Brussels, outstanding faculty, seminars and guest lecturer, career counseling, etc.), we present just a few of our graduates who are making significant achievements in their professional field. Here are some of their stories.

Do you know of any other alumni we have not featured? Please contact us!


Diego de Aristegui (Class of 2009), Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Beirut, Lebanon)

Vicky Allard (Class of 2010), Associate Director for Business Development, IE University (Madrid, Spain)


Elizaveta Erokhina (Class of 2009), Global Management Trainee, AB InBev (Moscow, Russia)




Eduardo Dominguez Aguilar (Class of 2009), Project Manager, IE University (Madrid, Spain)




Max Lensvelt (Class of 2010), Graduate Programme – Market Intelligence, VESTAS (Aarhus, Denmark)





Mina Catherine Lakrafi (Class of 2010), International Sales Executive, AFA Press (Libya)





Leila Pinto Campillo (Class of 2010), Director of Business Development, Online Programs, IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)




Cepee Tabibian (Class of 2010), Membership Coordinator, Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Houston, USA)






Vanessa Ventresca Lopez (Class of 2010), Marketing Media Analyst, Accenture (Madrid, Spain)




We invite you to come back and visit us again soon,

as we will be posting more exciting news about

MIR alumni!


Frank Peterse, Master in International Relations Alumnus

Frank Peterse, a graduate from the Master in International Relations has been recently appointed Senior Consultant at Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) in Amsterdam. You may find the Press Release announcing Frank’s new position here.

ICA is a spin-off from Ernst & Young and an independent supplier of FDI advisory, location selection, and optimization and supply chain optimization using its web based global location benchmarking tool:®. ICA advises multinational corporations in their strategic location decisions, as well as Investment Promotion Agencies in developing specific investment attraction strategies.

Likewise, business schools are increasingly using for their MBA programs to help students solve cases in economic development and corporate investment classes. MBA programs like those offered at St. Gallen, Erasmus Business School in Rotterdam, and Maastricht School of Management are have already implemented this tool. ICA also expects to introduce LocationSelector at IMD and INSEAD.


We extend our warmest welcome to the Class of 2011 of the Master in International Relations! You have joined a vibrant, growing, hard-working, community of students. We are positive that your experience at IE in Madrid will be a challenging and highly rewarding one. We do encourage you to get involved and participate actively in all activities and events offered by the International Relations Club, and we hope that you will contribute to make our newly created blog a solid platform where to exchange ideas and voice your opinions. We hope that you will get the most out of your time at IE. Welcome to Spain!

We want to hear from you!

Time-management, team-building, group work, priorities…these words should all sound familiar to you by now…how useful did you find the Seminars presented to you during the Orientation?

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