22 April 2021 - 24 April 2021
Aspen España Seminar on Leadership – 2021

Aspen España Seminar on Leadership 2021


Aspen Institute España hosted the second edition of the Aspen España Seminar on Leadership next April 22-24, 2021. The Seminar was moderated by Gaspar Atienza Becerril, lawyer, PhD. in Law and Aspen España Fellow and Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui, Professor of Classical Philology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Aspen España Fellow.

The Aspen España Seminar brought together a group of 20 participants from different sectors of the civil society, providing a balanced and plural forum in which to reflect and debate on the current state and future of our societies. The Seminar is based on a Socratic dialogue on classic and contemporary texts that interrogate participants about the challenges of an open society and how to promote enlightened leadership in a context of accelerated transformation of the economy and society.


Moderators’ biographies


Gaspar Atienza Becerril, Partner Lawyer, J&A Garrigues, S.L.P., Corporate and Financial Law Department.  Gaspar is Partner lawyer at the corporate and financial law department of J&A Garrigues, S.L.P. He joined J&A Garrigues in 2000 and has worked in its headquarters in Madrid since then, with the exception of a period in 2002-2003 when he joined Hunton & Williams in Washington D.C., USA, a period in New York (2007-2008) and a period in São Paulo (2010-2011). He works in the Corporate and banking law department, with special focus on banking, structured Financing, mergers and acquisitions, renewable energies, in national and International transactions. Gaspar is registered as lawyer in the Madrid Bar Association, as well as in the São Paulo Bar Association as a consultant on foreign law.  He holds a Law Degree, E-1, Universidad Pontificia de Madrid, ICADE, a MA on International Affairs, Columbia University, New York, and a PhD on International public law and International relations, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset and Universidad Autónoma. In 2007-2008, he was a visiting Doctoral Researcher in the Hauser Global Law Program at New York University. Gaspar is an Associate professor at IE University, in the Master of International Relations, since 2008. He offers conferences and other courses at IE University and other faculties. He has several publications in different newspapers (ABC, El Mundo) as well as magazines (Política Exterior, Nueva Revista, etc.).  He is father to three children, loves literature, politics, and ping-pong, and speaks Spanish, English and French.  


Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui (Madrid, 1978) is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University Complutense of Madrid. As a classicist and historian of religion, he deals mainly with ancient Greek culture and its Christian reception. He has worked as researcher in the Max Planck Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte and in the universities of Harvard, Oxford, Zürich and Bologna, and has lectured as invited professor in various academic institutions in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. He is the author, among other works, of the book Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010) and of the commented edition of the 16th cent. Latin version of Aristotle’s Politics by Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda that was used to justify the Spanish conquest of America (2013). Besides his academic activity, Miguel has collaborated as seminar moderator with Aspen Institute Spain, and has worked as technical advisor for the Madrid Regional Government in the fields of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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