Hay Festival | IE University

IE University’s Segovia campus will host Hay Festival events on the challenges of peace, sustainability, and the global economy

IE University will be the venue for more than 20 events on its Segovia campus, September 16-19. Photo: Roberto Arribas.

Between September 16 and 19, IE University will host more than 20 events during the Hay Festival Segovia 2021, the international cultural festival and recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities in 2020. The prospects for world peace, challenges of sustainability, and growth of the global economy will be among the topics covered at IE University’s Segovia campus. This year’s edition will be hybrid, bringing together international figures in person and broadcast via live streaming.

Among the speakers, IE University will host Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, who will talk with human rights activist Ingrid Betancourt in a debate moderated by Diego del Alcázar Benjumea, CEO of IE University.

15 Sep 2021


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