18 June 2021 - 20 June 2021
Aspen-Cañada Blanch Seminar 2021
Parador de El Saler (Valencia)

Aspen-Cañada Blanch Seminar “Leadership and Values in Europe” 2021


Aspen Institute España and Fundación Cañada Blanch hosted the third edition of the Aspen – Cañada Blanch Seminar which  brought together 20 young emergent leaders, ages from 25 to 30, from diferent areas of our society. Under the title “Leadership and Values in Europe”, the seminar took place in El Saler, Valencia.

Aspen lnstitute España is an independent nonprofit foundation in partnership with Aspen Institute (US). The mission of Aspen Institute España is to promote values-based leadership and public policies. After ten years, Aspen Institute España is recognized for the quality of its debates and seminars and its capacity to create a plural and balanced forum for the debate of critical societal issues.

The Fundación Cañada-Blach was founded in 1970, thanks to Vicente Cañada Blanch first donation. Its mission is to promote the culture, especially among young students and to carry out cultural activities related to the latest research advantages, philosophy, the social debate and arts, of the Community of Valencia and the UK.

Following the leadership programs developed through the years by Aspen Institute España, the Aspen – Cañada Blanch Seminar on Leadership and Values in Europe aims to think and debate about leadership in the 21st century. Participants debated around a selection of different classic and contemporaneous readings of political philosophy and literature. The seminar also introduced some current political, social and ethical tensions.

The seminar, moderated through the Socratic method used in other Aspen Institute España programs, aims to improve the quality of the questions and the debate on current challenges and timeless issues around human values.

Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui, Professor, Greek Philology, Department of Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Aspen España Fellow and Crista Ruiz de Arana, Doctor in Psychology, Clinical Psychologist and Aspen España Fellow moderated the Seminar.

The Seminar was sponsored by the State Secretariat for the European Union and the Hablamos de Europa (Let’s Talk About Europe) initiative.

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  • Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui
  • Crista Ruiz de Arana
Parador de El Saler (Valencia)
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