IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities 2016

Written on October 10, 2016 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Foundation Humanities Prize, Video

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Cycle of conferences “India: Present and Future”

Written on October 6, 2016 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Humanities Center, IE University

IE Humanities Center is glad to announce that, following the great success of the Cycle “Russia: Past and Present”,  during the Academic year 2016/17 will organize cycle of conferences entitled “India: Present and Future” directed by Humanities Professor Susana Torres and hosted by IE University.

Program of lectures

Thursday October 20th 2016
Pradeep Bhargava (CaixaBank) and Patricia Gabaldón (IE Business School)
Economy: The emergence of a new player

Thursday November 24th 2016
Babita Bhatt (IE School of International Relations) and Eva Borreguero (Universidades Complutense de Madrid)
Politics: The largest democracy

Thursday January 18th 2017
Eugenio Luján (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Veena Venugopal (The Hindu Business Line)
Visions. India from Within

Thursday March 16th 2017
Namita Gokhale (Jaipur Literary Festival) and Malashri Lal (University of Delhi)
Literature: 3000 years of tradition 

Thursday April 20th 2017
María de Muns (Colores de Calcuta) and Soledad Suárez Miguélez (TBC) (Manos Unidas)
Cooperation in the ocean of diversity

Thursday May 2017
William Dalrymple and Javier Moro (Authors)
Visions. India from Without



56_8-740x480The eleventh edition of Hay Festival Segovia broke its own attendance record this year, with more than 25,000 people attending the 96 events of a festival in which IE University was one of the main partners, hosting some 50 activities. All 16 events held in the Aula Magna of the Santa Cruz La Real Campus of IE University, with a capacity for over 600 people, were sold out. Its Capitular and Refectorio spaces also attracted capacity attendance.

A wide variety of leading writers, artists, filmmakers, journalists and thinkers from around the world were present over the course of the festival: Dileep Padgaonkar, Namita Gokhale, Peter Florence, Fernando Fernandez, Jorge Habsburg, Ramon Perez Maura, Arpad Von Lazar, Jean-Paul Viguier, Martha Thorne, Benedetta Tagliabue, Adam Foulds, Deborah Levy, Michael Robinson, Julie Christie (Photo), Javier del Pino, Inigo Dominguez, Vicente Vallés, Péter Gárdos, Santiago Posteguillo, Fernando Savater, Guillermo de la Dehesa, Trapiello, Antonio Muñoz Molina, John Banville, Ángeles González-Sinde, César Antonio Molina, Luis Alberto de Cuenca and Juan Luis Arsuaga, among others.

Journalist Juan Cruz and author Juan Jose Millas closed the festival with a conversation about literature and Millas’ latest novel, Desde la sombra (From the shadow) in the Aula Magna of IE University.

One of the highlights of the festival was the ABC-IE Workshop, which was streamed live. Organized by the digital edition of leading Spanish daily ABC.es, Talking Points: New voices in Spanish Narrative saw journalists Jesús Calero, Agnes Martin Rodrigo and Marta Riego talk with some of the emerging figures in contemporary Spanish literature. The retransmission was carried out through the Media Lab of IE University in collaboration with students and teachers from the Communication department.

An equally popular event at this year’s Hay Festival Segovia was the”Workshop of Dreams project led by the Dean of IE School of Architecture & Design, Martha Thorne, which brought together leading figures from such diverse fields as literature, gastronomy, architecture and science to create a series of wood carvings from timber from US forests.


IE Foundation Humanities Prize 2016 Award Ceremony

Written on September 28, 2016 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Foundation Humanities Prize, IE Humanities Center

RDR_2600 IE Foundation Humanities Prizes 2016 were awarded on the evening of Thursday September 22nd at the Ritz Hotel Madrid. The event was attended by a large audience consisting of the winners, their families, jury members and IE’s International Advisory Board.

The ceremony began with the institutional notes by  IE Foundation  President Diego de Álcazar and Vice President Rafael Puyol. The President’s speech focused on the importance that IE gives to the Humanities, a central part in both academic and extracurricular life. In his words RDR_2643“the Humanities enhance the qualities students need to excel in their future careers”. Vice President Puyol offered an overview of the IE Foundation’s work and of the Prizes. As a piece of advice he remenbered Leonard Cohen’s words when receiving the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature: “Being awarded is not the end of anything –it is only a tool that will allow me to keep doing better what I have been awarded for”.

After the institutional notes the Prizes were given to the winners. Besides the Honorary Merit Diploma all winners will receive 100 copies of th book contaning all awarded works. Once all the works the diplomas were delivered the first prizes in Poetry and Short Story proceeded to read their winning works, the poems in fRDR_2673ull and excerps of the short stories . All readers carried on the task with extreme passion and dramatic skills – special mention deserves LLB student Joy Cierrea Archer Holmes for her impressive recital.

The event was closed by the President congratulating the winners, calling the IE Foundation Humanities Prizes 2017 and inviting all attendees to share their views with the award winners in a cocktail served at the hotel’s garden.

List of winners. Short Story in Spanish: 1st. María Isabel Macías Núñez (MCC 2016) for “Un hombre con el abrigo largo”. 2nd. RDR_2697Elisa Carrara (MVDM 2016) for “Una expresión sardónica”. 3rd. Sofía Quetglas Diz (MIM 2016) for “De vuelta a Barcelona”. Special mention to María Isabel Macías Núñez (MCC 2016) for “Muerte en María de Molina”. Short story in English: 1st. Do Xuan Hoang (BAR 2020) for “Aroma”. 2nd. Alyssa Flora Najafi (MVDM 2016) for “Death Valley”. 3rd. Marieke Elisah Lensvelt (MVDM 2016) for “The Other Side”. Poem in Spanish: 1st. Sofía Rondán González (MIR 2016), for “Nadie”. 2nd. María Isabel Macías Núñez (MCC 2016), for “Primer round”. 3rd. Jesús Arcenegui Méndez (Madrid, Spain, 1997, Bachelor in International Relations, 2019) for “Quiero”. Poem in English: 1st. Joy Cierrea Archer Holmes (LLB 2017), for “Beautuful Imperfectiums [sic]”. 2nd. Sumedha Sharma (MCC 2016), for “One Place – A Haiku”. 3rd. Malak El Halabi (MMRCB 2016), for “23”. Photography: 1st. Nathalie Lagard (BAR 2017) for “Rendez-vous”. 2nd. Romain O. Lepoutre (BAR 2019), for “Hangman”. 3rd. Jazmin C.Harb Andrade (MVDM 2016) for “Dancejazz”. Video: 1st. Montserrat Gutiérrez Mesegue (BAR 2018) for “Apparently”.


“Dibugrafías” de José Félix Valdivieso y Miguel Panadero

Written on September 27, 2016 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Literature


El Director de Comunicación Jose Felíx Valdivieso y el pintor Miguel Panadero han lanzado el proyecto de crowdfunding para publicar el libro Dibugrafías. Lo habitual cuando se ilustra un texto es que al ilustrador le envíen el texto y de ahí haga la ilustración. Las 51 historias que componen Dibugrafías tienen la particularidad de no seguir ese método convencional, sino el contrario. Miguel enviaba a Jose Félix semanalmente un dibujo, una pregunta visual, para que le diese una respuesta escrita, una historia. Ahora  ‘Míster No’, ‘Los esperadores’, ‘El hombre sin cabeza’, ‘La mujer de las tres ventanas’, o algunas otras, esperan su respuesta.

Si desea leer un adelanto de tres de las 51 historias breves que componen el libro en este link  Si desea más información sobre cómo comprar el libro por adelantado pincha aquí.

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