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6
Oct

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

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

Wednesday March 15th 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 Ramón Álvarez (Manos Unidas)
Cooperation in the ocean of diversity

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

 

28
Sep

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”.

21
Sep

Humanities Faculty at Hay Festival Segovia 2016

Written on September 21, 2016 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in IE Humanities Center, IE University

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Namita Gokhale and Miguel Larrañaga

Hay Festival Segovia 2016 began last Saturday September 17th and will last until Sunday 25th. This year will also see big names of the universe of the arts and letters such as writer Deborah Levy or actress Julie Christie. The present edition has India as invited country, in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Indian Spanish Diplomatic Relations.

On Monday 19th Humanities Professor Susana Torres had a conversation with journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, Former Editor at The Times of India. The event was an overview of Dr. Padgaonkar extraordinary life, from his times of doctoral student at l’Université Paris-Sorbonne to his leadership of India’s most relevant opinion maker. With an exquisite intellectual approach he shared with the audience several insights to understand the course of Indian’s history since its independence from the United Kingdom.

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Dileep Padgaonkar and Susana Torres

On Tuesday 20th Vice Rector Miguel Larrañaga held a conversation with writer and cultural activist Namita Gokhale. This interesting talk versed on two themes, her literature works and the Jaipur Literature Festival. With an amazing pedagogic style Ms. Gokhale decostructed the main themes in her literature, based in women and love. Her speech was clear and well structured, a pleasure to hear and learn. She also talked about the Jaipur Literature Festival, a project she launched 10 years ago and now co directs with writer William Dalrymple.

These two talks were the perfect warmup for this edition of Hay Festival Segovia and for this years IE University’s cycle of conferences India Present and Future. This series of lectures will officially start on October 20th with a talk on Indian Economy by Pradeep Bhargava (Chief Representative India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh La Caixa) and Patricia Gabaldón (Assistant Professor of Economic Environment at IE Business School) Chaired by Kiron Ravindran (Associate Dean of the Masters in Management Programs at IE Business School). And will also include renowned personalities such as the above mention Namita Gokhale or Spanish writer Javier Moro, among many others. Stay tuned!

20
Sep

Below you can find a list of this year’s winners covering the length and breadth of our broad spectrum of nationalities. It clearly reflects the richness and plurality of interests and culture of IE students and alumni, in all IE schools, and at every level of our higher education programs.

The winners of the IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities for the 2015/16 academic year are:

 

Short story in Spanish

First prize:

María Isabel Macías Núñez (Madrid, Spain, 1993, Master in Corporate Communication, 2016), for Un hombre con el abrigo largo.

Second prize:

Elisa Carrara (Cuneo, Italy, 1987, Master in Visual and Digital Media, 2016), for Una expresión sardónica.

Third prize:

Sofía Quetglas Diz (Madrid, Spain, 1992, Master in Management, 2016), for De vuelta a Barcelona.

Special mention:

María Isabel Macías Núñez (Madrid, Spain, 1993, Master in Corporate Communication, 2016), for Muerte en María de Molina.

 

Poem in Spanish

First prize:

Sofía Rondán González (Barcelona, Spain, 1992, Master in International Relations, 2016), for Nadie.

Second prize:

María Isabel Macías Núñez (Madrid, Spain, 1993, Master in Corporate Communication, 2016), for Primer round.

Third prize:

Jesús Arcenegui Méndez (Madrid, Spain, 1997, Bachelor in International Relations, 2019), for Quiero.

 

Short story in English

First prize:

Do Xuan Hoang (Hanoi, Vietnam, 1996, Bachelor in Architecture, 2020), for Aroma.

Second prize:

Alyssa Flora Najafi (Palo Alto, U.S.A., 1989, Master in Visual and Digital Media, 2016), for Death Valley.

Third prize:

Marieke Elisah Lensvelt (Muscat, Oman, 1991, Master in Visual and Digital Media, 2016), for The Other Side.

 

Poem in English

First prize:

Joy Cierrea Archer Holmes (Daytona Beach, U.S.A., 1993, Bachelor of Laws, 2017), for Beautuful Imperfectiums [sic].

Second prize:

Sumedha Sharma (Kanpur, India, 1987, Master in Corporate Communication, 2016), for One Place – A Haiku.

Third prize:

Malak El Halabi (Baakline, Lebanon, 1992, Master in Market Research and Consumer Behavior, 2016), for 23.

 

Photography

First prize:

Nathalie Lagard (Bratislava, Slovakia, 1994, Bachelor in Architecture, 2017), for Rendez-vous.

Second prize:

Romain Odin Lepoutre (Manila, Philippines, 1993, Bachelor in Architecture, 2019), for Hangman.

Third prize:

Jazmin Cristina Harb Andrade (Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1991, Master in Visual and Digital Media, 2016), for Dancejazz.

 

Video

Sole winner:

Montserrat Gutiérrez Mesegue (San Diego, U.S.A., 1995, Bachelor in Architecture, 2018), for Apparently.

13
Jun

¿Y si las humanidades sirvieran para innovar?

Written on June 13, 2016 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Education, IE Humanities Center, IE University

El gobernador republicano de Kentucky Matt Bervin sugirió el pasado enero que los estudiantes de la carrera de literatura francesa no deberían recibir becas del estado. Bervin argumentó que los alumnos de las llamadas liberal arts (en España los grados de letras) ya no encajan en el mercado laboral, no contribuyen al crecimiento de la economía y, por ello, los ciudadanos no tienen por qué pagar esa formación con sus impuestos.

La cruzada contra las humanidades en Europa no ha llegado a ese punto, pero hace tiempo que se les asigna un papel secundario. Diferentes organismos advierten desde hace años de la necesidad de formar a más estudiantes en lasespecialidades STEM (graduados en ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas). La semana pasada la comisaria belga de empleo, Marianne Thyssen, denunciaba que en un continente con más de 20 millones de parados no es admisible que el 40% de las empresas no encuentren trabajadores con habilidades para innovar.

Sin embargo, instituciones decanas en la formación de perfiles técnicos, como el Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), señalan que muchos de los proyectos de ingeniería fallan porque no tienen en cuenta lo suficiente el contexto cultural. Por eso, sus alumnos están obligados a dedicar el 25% de sus horas de clase a asignaturas como literatura, idiomas, economía, música o historia. En una entrevista al diario Boston Globe en 2014, Deborah K. Fitzgerald, decana de la escuela de humanidades del MIT, explicaba que todos los restos que debe resolver la ingeniería, desde el cambio climático a las enfermedades o la pobreza, están ligados a realidades humanas.

Por primera vez en España, dos universidades han fusionado las ciencias y las humanidades en una carrera de cuatro años. La idea es formar a profesionales que puedan responder a los retos tecnológicos sin descuidar los conocimientos humanísticos. La última universidad en hacerlo ha sido la privada IE University que a partir de septiembre ofrecerá el Grado en Gestión de Sistemas de Información, o como ellos lo definen, un programa en tecnología e innovación para crear el futuro digital. “Detectamos una brecha entre lo que necesitan las compañías y lo que proporciona el mundo académico”, explica Lee Newman, decano de la Escuela de Ciencias Humanas y Tecnología de IE University. “El entendimiento del ser humano y sus hábitos es clave para diseñar nuevos productos y servicios. El reto es aplicar la tecnología con sentido humanístico”

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