Faculty Stories

At IE School of Global & Public Affairs, our aim is to educate and equip our students with the skills to become global citizens and leaders in their field. Our faculty is made up of diverse and innovative individuals from across the world, who all bring different perspectives, experiences, skills and teaching methods to our School. But who are the people behind the names and qualifications? Each faculty member is special, with their own inspiring story that exemplifies the diversity and mindset that make studying here so unique. We are proud to be able to share these stories with you and give you the opportunity to get to know your professors, on both a professional and personal level. Discover their inspirational stories for yourself below.

Milo Jones

“Preparing for the future requires understanding not just what and how but why things happen. Causality is the key.”

Visiting Professor of Security and Counter-Terrorism, Master in International Relations
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Evan Liaras

“International relations is an interdisciplinary field, and IR students need a bit of everything to put together pieces of the world like a puzzle.”

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, IE School of Global & Public Affairs
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Arthur Appleton

“Stay calm, taste everything, and try to learn from everyone and everything around you.”

Adjunct Professor, Executive Master in International Trade
Partner, Appleton Luff - International Lawyers
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Francesca Grandi

"I find we never really know anything until we want to teach it to someone."

Research and Methodology Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva
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Waya Quiviger

“Students should study what they are drawn to and enjoy. If they are interested in the topics addressed in class, then they will engage more and apply themselves when it comes to studying.”

Professor of Practice of Global Governance and Development and Executive Director of the Transatlantic Relations Initiative at IE School of Global and Public Affairs
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Simona Costanzo Sow

“Over the years I have learned that it is best to direct your energy to the things you are good at and that you love. You can’t excel in areas that you are not passionate about.”

Learning Portfolio Manager at the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development and Visiting Professor at IE University.
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