The IE School of Global and Public Affairs begins a new phase and, after 10 years of activity, becomes the IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, an institution dedicated to training the next generation of leaders with a global vision of them, who are able to respond. the main global geopolitical and socio-economic challenges in public administrations, international organisations, companies and society.
To celebrate this new step, the Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams participated in the event “A New World Order: Politics, Economics and Global Affairs as Tools to Address Today’s Challenges » at IE Tower, the new headquarters of IE University in Madrid Susana Malcora, Senior Advisor of IE University and Former Chief of Staff at the United Nations General Secretariat attended the event , led by Manuel Muñiz, IE University Provost and Dean of the IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs. ; María Fernanda Espinosa, former President of the UN General Assembly, and Augusto López-Claros, President of the Global Governance Forum.
At the event at IE University, Borrell analyzed the current situation for EU members in the context of the war in Ukraine and the energy and technological challenges ahead in the coming years. He warned of the tension surrounding Europe, declaring that there is “fire within fire”, referring to the crises facing countries such as Moldova, Serbia, Kosovo, Syria and Libya. through them, and that those challenges go beyond the conflict between. Russia and Ukraine, which have skyrocketed energy and food prices. The war has shown that “the price of energy is the price of freedom, and the Ukrainians are paying for it in blood.”
With more than 1,400 students from more than 70 countries and 190 full-time and assistant professors, the School of Politics, Economics and Business offers a Bachelor’s in International Relations and Economics, a Master’s in International Relations, International Development and Applied Economics, and an Executive Master’s Global IE. in International Development in collaboration with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), and Dual Degrees.
The School announced the establishment of the Center for Innovation in Global Politics and Economics (CIGPE), a hub for generating knowledge in geopolitics and geoeconomics in which opinion leaders and international personalities will participate to promote debate on the main global challenges . Laura Thompson, until now Deputy Director-General of the United Nations International Organization for Migration, directs this new Center which will promote the contribution of young people as engines of change. With over 20 years of experience in diplomacy, multilateral negotiations, development and humanitarian affairs, Laura Thompson leads multilateral initiatives and negotiations in the fields of migration, refugees, humanitarian aid, human rights and the environment.
“We must all learn to move in an uncertain and complex world that creates new socio-economic and environmental challenges every day,” says Manuel Muñiz. «Our programs combine theory and practice with experiences such as the IE Model of the United Nations, immersion for students in Brussels, Geneva or New York. We also develop projects with NATO and the European Commission, to enrich the practical and international experience of our students”, he says.
«We promote initiatives such as Tech4Democracy, a joint project with the US State Department that promotes the development of technologies to consolidate democracy. And we have centers like the Center for Change Governance or the new Center for Innovation in World Politics and Economics, which facilitate the access of young people from all over the world to research on political and economic issues”, says Muñiz.
International figures who have recently visited IE University include Jacinda Ardern, former 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; or Joachim Nagel, Governor of the Bundesbank.
The IE School of Politics, Economics and World Affairs is a member of the main international academic associations, such as the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), or the European Research Consortium Political (ECPR). The School is a unique academic benchmark in Spain and a full member of CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences, a platform of institutions specialized in Economics and Political Sciences.
IE University promotes positive change through education, research and innovation. The institute offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders who make a difference in the world through innovation, global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a particular focus on the Humanities. IE University has more than 8,000 students from 140 countries each year on campus studying bachelor’s, master’s and executive education programs at the IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, School of Architecture and Designed by IE and IE School of Science and Technology. The platform of more than 72,000 IE University alumni is present in 165 countries.