On Wednesday, October 7th, 2009, the IE School of Arts and Humanities inaugurated the second edition of its Master in International Relations.
Master in International Relations, Class of 2010
Dean Arantza de Areilza opened the ceremony by talking about the ambitious mission of the IE School of Arts and Humanities, and describing the impressive profile of the new students.
Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Director of the Master in International Relations, spoke about the importance of a degree in international relations in today's world, and how important it was to develop a multi-cultural, sophisticated perspective about the world that we live in.
Marcelino Oreja gave the keynote address. Mr. Oreja is a jurist, politician, businessman, and Spanish diplomat. He served as Minister of External Affairs (1976-1980), Secretary General for the Council of Europe (1984-1989), and as European Commissioner (1994-1999). He is also a member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. He spoke about Turkey and it's prospect for entering into the European Union.
Waya Quiviger, Associate Director of the Master in International Relations, and Camila Úribe, Associate Director of Admissions outlined the competitive selection process, and gave the students a practical sense of what the program would be like.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the new students joined the IE Community for a welcome cocktail.