IE School of Global and Public Affairs takes on a broader mandate and after a decade, becomes IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, an institution committed to training the next generation of global leaders in government, international organizations, corporations and civil society, empowering them to confront today´s challenges.
Vice President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams participate today in the event “A New World Order: Politics, Economics and Global Affairs as Tools to Confront Today’s Challenges”, to celebrate this new era for the School. The conference, taking place at the IE Tower, IE University’s vertical campus in Madrid, is led by Manuel Muñiz, Provost of IE University and Dean of IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, and Susana Malcorra, IE University Senior Advisor and former Chief of Staff of the United Nations. Other participants include former President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa and Chair of the Global Governance Forum Augusto López-Claros.
With over 1,400 students coming from more than 70 countries and 190 full-time and adjunct faculty members, IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs offers Bachelors in International Relations and in Economics, Masters programs in International Relations, International Development, and Applied Economics, and a newly launched Executive Master in International Development in collaboration with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), as well as multiple dual degrees.
The School also announced today the creation of a new Center for Innovation in Global Politics and Economics (CIGPE), a geopolitics and geoeconomics think tank, which will bring together global thought leaders and key players to promote new perspectives and responses to the world’s challenges. Importantly, this center will engage younger generations as drivers of change. The CIGPE will be led by Laura Thompson, former Deputy Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at the United Nations. With more than 20 years of experience in diplomacy, multilateral negotiation, development, and humanitarian affairs, she has provided leadership for multilateral initiatives and negotiations across the fields of migration, refugees, humanitarian assistance and human rights, and the environment.
“We must all learn to navigate an increasingly uncertain and complex world, full of geopolitical, socio-economic and environmental challenges.”
Manuel Muñiz, Provost of IE University and Dean of IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs
“In our programs, theory and practice merge. Experiences like the IE Model United Nations, curricular immersion weeks in Brussels, Geneva, or New York, run with partners such as the United Nations Staff College, as well as capstone projects with partners such as NATO or the European Commission complete the picture of the hands-on, international experience we offer to our students.”
“We have a unique ecosystem of initiatives such as our Tech4Democracy project which focuses on promoting democracy-affirming technologies, and centers like the Center for the Governance of Change. The CIGPE completes this offer providing access to our students and other young people around the world to frontier research on political and economic topics”, Muñiz adds.
World leaders such as Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, and Joachin Nagel, President of the Bundesbank, amongst many other personalities, have recently had insightful exchanges with students on campus.
IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs is a member of the world’s top academic associations, including the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), and the European Consortium for Political research (ECPR). The School is a unique academic reference in Spain and a full member of CIVICA, the European University of the Social Sciences, and Europe’s preeminent network of institutions in the fields of Economics and Political Science.
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