WELCOME TO THE BLUE TALKS

Welcome to the Blue Talks, an IE University-LinkedIn initiative designed to spark conversations between leading players in the business world.

Each episode features inspiring thought leaders who bring their insights and expertise to the table, sparking conversations on a variety of hot topics. But the Blue Talks aren’t quite what you’d expect.

While we’ll dive into topics such as leadership, ethics and technology, each conversation will have a personal twist with questions tailored to our special guests and their life experience.

Tune in to hear what they have to say!

The creators

Diego del Alcazar Benjumea CEO IE

Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, CEO at IE University

_“Two major forces of change are shaping society today: technological disruption and sustainable development. Our new series, IE Blue Talks, provides a space on LinkedIn to discuss these challenges and the opportunity that arises from them.”_

Ángel Sáenz de Cenzano, CEO at LinkedIn España

_“It’s time to talk. It’s time to share. In an ultra-connected and fast-changing world with massive and boundless content, news, and inputs, find here conversations that will genuinely inspire and spark what we aspire to be.”_

Ángel Saez de Cenzano, CEO at LinkedIn España

EPISODE 6: Finding your purpose with Pau Gasol

CONVERSATION BETWEEN DIEGO DEL ALCÁZAR AND PAU GASOL

Legendary Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol joined IE University CEO Diego del Alcázar Benjumea at South Summit 2023 for this inspiring new episode of Blue Talks. The two discuss everything from the value of teamwork to pursuing your passions and using your platform to make a positive impact. Tune in to discover Pau’s fascinating insights following his retirement from the NBA.

Pau Gasol with Diego del Alcazar Benjumea
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EPISODE 5: HOW TO DEVELOP A MORE JUST GLOBAL SOCIETY

CONVERSATION BETWEEN SANTIAGO ÍÑIGUEZ AND MICHAEL J. SANDEL

In this intriguing interview, we are joined by Professor Michael Sandel, a renowned philosopher and former Harvard professor whose work has ignited global discussions on justice and ethics. We explore the impact of technology on education, emphasizing the importance of nurturing critical thinking. Professor Sandel shares insightful reflections on moral and political philosophy and proposes a lottery-based university admission system, challenging the conventional notion of meritocracy. Join us for this captivating conversation that bridges philosophy, education, and democracy, offering fresh perspectives and stimulating ideas.

Santiago Íñiguez, President at IE University, engages in a riveting conversation with renowned Political Philosopher and Harvard Professor Michael J. Sandel.
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EPISODE 4: CONNECTING ART AND SCIENCE

CONVERSATION KATE DAUDY, KONSTANTIN NOVOSELOV AND DIEGO DEL ALCÁZAR

Join visual artist Kate Daudy and physicist and nobel prize winner Konstantin Novoselov in a mesmerizing Blue Talk with Diego del Alcázar, President at IE University. In this captivating dialogue, they blur the lines between art and science, delving into profound questions about life's essence. Discover the "Everything is Connected" project, a global initiative that encourages self-reflection and embraces our interconnected world.

Explore the universal language of art and its remarkable ability to convey complex ideas. Dive into the role of beautiful environments in education and the importance of self-awareness in creating a better world.

This conversation transcends borders, inspiring you to contemplate life's intricacies and our shared global bond. Engage with Kate and Kostya as they bridge tradition and the future, leaving you enlightened and inspired.Watch here!

Kate Daudy, Visual Artist, Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov, Physicist and Nobel Prize winner, and Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, CEO at IE University.
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episode 3: UNITING NATIONS

Conversation BETWEEN MANUEL MUÑIZ AND BAN KI-MOON

Embark on a journey of insight and inspiration of Manuel Muñiz with former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in our exclusive Blue Talks series. Discover the values that have shaped his remarkable career, and delve into critical global issues.

Ban Ki-Moon shares his philosophy of leadership, drawing from the timeless qualities of water, and underscores the importance of youth empowerment, gender equality, and sustainable development. Learn how the next generation can become catalysts for positive change as global citizens.

Join us for an engaging discussion that transcends borders and highlights our collective responsibility in addressing the world's most pressing challenges. Don't miss Blue Talks with Secretary Ban Ki-Moon. Watch for more!

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EPISODE 2: CHALLENGING LEADERSHIP

CONVERSATION BETWEEN SANTIAGO ÍÑIGUEZ AND ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF

In this episode of Blue Talks, Santiago Íñiguez, President at IE University, hosts a distinguished diplomat with a lifelong commitment to global challenges, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first elected female head of state in Africa. Learn about her early inspirations, including a memorable encounter with President Kennedy, and her core values, like leadership flowing like water.

Explore vital global issues, and understand the urgency of climate action and youth empowerment. Join us for an inspiring conversation with a true global visionary. Watch to learn more!

Santiago Íñiguez, President of IE University, interviews Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first elected female head of state in Africa.
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Episode 1: Forces of Change

CONVERSATION BETWEEN DIEGO DEL ALCÁZAR, ALLEN BLUE AND ANA BOTÍN

Our first episode came out on April 6th, and it's called “Forces of Change,” featuring Allen Blue, VP Product Management and Co-founder at Linkedin, and Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, CEO at IE University, along with Ana Botín, Executive Chair at Banco Santander. Watch it now!

Allen Blue, VP Product Management and Co-founder at Linkedin, and Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, CEO at IE University, along with Ana Botín, Executive Chair at Banco Santander.
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