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


Israeli Embassy


On January 9th, the International Relations Club hosted Hamutal Rogel-Fuchs, spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy in Madrid. Ms. Rogel-Fuchs introduced her role as spokesperson and discussed the current dynamics in the Middle East with a special emphasis on Israel.  Ms.  Rogel-Fuchs began with a short introduction of her daily tasks as spokesperson and then gave a brief overview of geographical, geopolitical and economic data about Israel. Her presentation was followed by an hour of Q&A.


The IE  IR Club is pleased to invite you to attend a discussion conducted by Hamutal Rogel Fuchsm, the Spokesperson for the Israeli Embassy in Spain on

The Dynamics in the Middle East and the Role of a spokesperson.

The session will take place on Thursday 9 January at 17pm in Maria de Molina 2, F-001.



We are pleased to re-introduce the  IE International Relations Club as spearheaded by students from the current intake of the Master in International Relations. This student club aims to promote open dialogue on relevant issues in international politics, economics and international relations. The club’s first event this year is a fundraising initiative to assist victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines. All proceeds of the bake sale taking place at IE this afternoon will go toward humanitarian aid in the afflicted area. We encourage the IE community at large to stop by Maria de Molina 31 between 3h30 and 7.

Alumni Agenda

A cookie for the Philippines

Dec 19, 2013

Get 2 for 1: help the Philippines & try a delicious cookie!

Join us in the Launch pad (Maria Molina 31) from 3:30PM to 7PM for delicious cookies! 2.50 € per serving. All the funds raised with the sales will be sent to the Philippines to the Doctors Without Borders (MSF)! Looking forward to seeing you at the Launch Pad next Thursday!

Venue SPAIN, Madrid

Date & Time Dec 19, 2013 / 15:30 Horas



U.S. Navy Admiral James George Stavridis


Thursday 12 December

18h30, Serrano 105

Admiral Stavridis served as the 15th Commander, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and NATO‘s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). Stavridis is the first Navy officer to have held these positions. Admiral Stavridis assumed duties as commander of European Command and as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe in early summer 2009.

Stavridis is a 1976 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a native of South Florida.

Stavridis earned a PhD and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in International Relations in 1984, where he won the Gullion Prize as outstanding student. He is also a distinguished graduate of both the National and Naval War Colleges.

He holds various decorations and awards, including two awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and five awards of the Legion of Merit. He is author or co-author of several books on naval ship handling and leadership, including Command at Sea, Destroyer Captain, and Partnership for the Americas about Latin America.

In May 2013, ADM Stavridis was named as the 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Please kindly RSVP at as spaces are limited.




In an interesting seminar, Tomas Abadía, CEO of IADIC International , shared with the MIR class his assessment of current EU-US  transatlantic relations. He touched upon the key issues that define the relations between the two largest economies in the world today: political, economic, and security. Indeed the US and the EU share a common commitment to democracy, peace, prosperity, and stability post World War II. In addition, they represent the world’s largest trading bloc with trade worth more than $2 bn a day. Together they represent 80% of funding for development assistance worldwide and 70% of funding for the UN peacekeeping forces.  However, the recent NSA surveillance scandal has brought tension between key allies.  According to Mr. Abadia, this scandal should not undermine an otherwise solid relationship. Indeed, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that is currently being negotiated should not be jeopardized by current tensions. This agreement if signed could represent combined gains for Europe and the US of more than 300bn euros a year. For Mr. Abadia, the EU-US strategic partnership is more relevant than ever and the two blocs should strengthen their shared values and interests in the world.

Students had many questions for Mr. Abadia, including questions on the reform on the UN Security Council, IMF, World Bank and other international institutions; on growing anti-Americanism in the world, and on the new balance of power in strategic regions such as Asia Pacific. Mr. Abadia agreed that the UN, IMF and World Bank should be reformed, democratized and made more transparent to reflect the new international order. He deplored increasing anti-Amercanism in the world and suggested that the US and EU further join efforts in foreign policy initiatives, especially in the Asia Pacific, home to half of the world’s inhabitants.

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