The Next 50: School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs

Envisioning a future of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs

Building leaders for global challenges

Join Manuel Muñiz, Dean at IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs, as he discusses the importance of government, political science, economics, and international affairs in tackling global challenges. Discover how these disciplines empower us to address issues like climate change, poverty, and technological advancements. Explore the vision of training the next generation of empathetic leaders who strive for fair and just societies.


Next 50 final exhibition

The world is plagued with challenges that often lead us to despair: war and conflict that cause suffering, hunger and inequalities that shake our conciousness, major global threats like climate or pandemics, which have the ability to threaten humanity and the planet.

Our future depends on our ability to tackle these. But this exercise implies rethinking our society and our role as individuals in it, as well as reorganizing ourselves in a more effective manner: more inclusively, more resiliently, more sustainably.

We need to rethink our governance, and our place in the world and history. We must devise creative approaches to governing interdependence and ensure that globalization is a force for good that creates opportunities for thriving in life while not leaving anyone behind. Bringing about these transformations demand connecting the dots across different areas: international relations, economics, public policies... and doing so with a strong sense of global citizenship and civic duty.

We invite you to explore with us the greatest questions of our time, which will shape the world of 2073. These are the questions that keep us awake at night at the IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, SPEGA. These are the questions that we encourage our students to pose themselves, devising innovative and entrepreneurial answers that can put humanity in a path of progress.

We will only have good answers if, first, we formulate the right questions.


Human any longer

Manuel Quirós


A galaxy to explore

Ibrahim Al-Marashi


A Planet for future generations

Francisco Seijo Maceiras


A new development paradigm

Josep Gisbert


education for what

Carlos Lastra


What role for the state

Michael Becher


New polity and sovereignty

Amaya Úbeda


An end to all wars

Michele Testoni

The Next 50 - TAKE-AWAY BY THE DEAN Manuel Muñiz


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The Next 50: The exhibition

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