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A New Partnership to Strengthen Democratic Values in a Globalised World

A New Partnership to Strengthen Democratic Values in a Globalised World | IE GPA

IE University and the World Leadership Alliance-Club of Madrid, the largest independent global assembly of leaders, will cooperate on educational and knowledge dissemination activities.

IE School of Global and Public Affairs y World Leadership Alliance-Club of Madrid (WLA-CdM) have signed a collaboration agreement with the aim of developing joint projects and activities to help strengthen democracy, good governance and democratic values in a world facing challenges on many fronts.

IE University and WLA-CdM will cooperate, among other things, on delivering courses and study programs, technical visits, as well as arranging international talks, seminars, symposia and colloquia. In addition, they will share experts and work together in volunteer and student internship programs, as well as in the development of capstone projects and the publication of joint research.

“The signing of this agreement confirms a relationship that IE School of Global and Public Affairs and Club de Madrid had already been developing, based on shared democratic principles and values. As an example, last autumn we worked together on the 2019 Policy Dialogue, a space for reflection on global governance that focused on the role of artificial intelligence in the innovation of democracy,” explained Susana Malcorra, Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs, when signing.

“Nothing is more inspiring at a time when it is more necessary than ever to look ahead, knowing that we have to join forces and seek that better world.”

María Elena Agüero

“This agreement reaffirms something we have been doing for a long time: collaborating, bringing together the efforts and specificities of our two institutions to achieve common objectives, more just, sustainable and democratic societies,” said María Elena Agüero, Secretary General of WLA-CdM. She added: “Club de Madrid, the experience of its more than 100 former Heads of State and Government from all over the world; IE University, the capacity, energy and potential of young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow and, why not, of today as well. Nothing is more inspiring at a time when it is more necessary than ever to look ahead, knowing that we have to join forces and seek that better world.”

The new alliance between IE University and WLA-CdM is open to other institutions and organizations working toward the same objectives and is committed to promoting the widest possible exchange of information and documentation on topics that contribute to the interest and well-being of people everywhere.

Susana Malcorra y María Elena Agüero | IE GPA

World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid is the largest global assembly of political leaders working to strengthen democratic values, good governance and the well-being of citizens across the globe. As a non-profit, non-partisan, international organization, its network is composed of more than 100 democratic former presidents and prime Ministers from over 70 countries, together with a global body of advisors and expert practitioners, who offer their voices and agency on a pro bono basis to today’s political, civil society leaders and policymakers. WLA-CdM responds to a growing demand for trusted advice in addressing the challenges involved in achieving democracy that delivers by building bridges, bringing down silos and promoting dialogue for the design of better policies for all.