The COVID-19 pandemic has given a new meaning to the need of businesses, institutions and individuals to adapt to unexpected challenges. The pace of transformation brought by the digital revolution and globalization has suddenly gained an unprecedented speed. From business to technology, architecture to geopolitics and law, health and wellbeing to two decades of online teaching, IE University and its community of faculty and experts want to share with the rest of the society their knowledge, tools, and experience to make sense of these complex challenges and to build resilience in these ever-changing times.


A selection of pieces about trends and solutions to today’s challenges from IE’s faculty and experts.

How nations can build influence and power amid the pandemic

Nations and entities which have acted innovatively and effectively in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic will see their global soft power increase as cooperation is playing a fundamental role in mitigating the crisis, Professor Gabriela Salinas explains.


We Need Leadership, but Not Any Leadership

The COVID crisis has highlighted the need for compelling and creative governance. Here, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Susana Malcorra, Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs, explore the kinds of leaders that can help steer us out of the pandemic.


Rethinking tourism beyond the economic and environmental impact

The tourism industry has been badly hit by the current pandemic and here Isabela del Alcazar looks at how the sector, especially in Spain, must now focus on sustainability and ethical practices in order to maintain natural ecosystems and create more harmony between ourselves and the planet.


If everything around you diverts into complexity, go back to basics

Here Professor Erik Hiep explains how business leaders can use a five-action military framework to make clear and considered decisions in these unprecedented times of uncertainty while providing direction for those around them.

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"For the time being, all these measures are necessary if we want to later return to our normal lives. Brace and show resilience—the sun will set on such emergency measures sooner or later."
"Innovation and entrepreneurship often originate from the need to find opportunities in the face of problems."
"Never say that things were always better in the past. The future will be better."