08 June 2017 - 10 June 2017
Cervantes Seminar 2017: “How do countries create political, social and economic consensus?”
La Granja, Segovia

Cervantes Seminar 2017: “How do countries create political, social and economic consensus?”


After the success of the first edition: “How to create political, social and economic consensus in countries?”, Aspen Institute España and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, organized this seminar for the second consecutive year in order to reflect and dialogue on current affairs and the challenges posed by leadership in the 21st century for the Ibero-American community.

To do this, it brought together recognized and emerging leaders from different Latin American countries, between 28 and 45 years old and from various sectors of our societies. This seminar aims to promote debate on current issues through contemporary texts, selected by the moderators.

This second edition was moderated by Enrique Mora, Director General of Foreign and Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and moderator of seminars at Aspen Institute España, and Helena Estrada, Founder of G25 Women in Argentina, an initiative from civil society to promote female leadership in politics.



Enrique Mora, General Director of Foreign and Security Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Enrique entered the Diplomatic Career in 1987 and worked in the Human Rights Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1989. He was the Director of the Department for the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) from 1989 to 1993, the year he became the Second Headquarters at the Embassy of Spain in Beirut (Lebanon). From 1995 to 1996 he was assistant to the European Union Mediator for the Western Balkans, Carl Bildt; until 1996, the year in which he was appointed Deputy Director General for Central and Southern Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2000 and 2002 he held the position of Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Spain in Nicosia (Cyprus). In 2003 he became Deputy Director General for Common Foreign and Security Policy (European Correspondent) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2006 he was Head of the Cabinet of the High Representative of the European Union in Brussels, a position he held until 2009. From 2010 to 2014 he was Director of the Analysis and Forecasting Office. Enrique is a Doctor in Theoretical Physics.


Helena Estrada, Founder of G25 Mujeres in Argentina. Helena is Argentine, she studied Law and a Master in Capital Markets and Finance. She has worked in different companies in the private sector until the birth of her three children when she began to participate in various NGOs related to health and education issues. In 2012, he became involved in G25, an organization focused on encouraging ethical and capable people from the private sector to assume public responsibilities. She created G25 Mujeres, today with more than 8,000 women in her network. She is currently in charge of the Center for the Economic Development of Women, within the Ministry of National Production, a project that tries to increase the economic autonomy of women.

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    CAF-Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina

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