Global Politics Program Session with Dr. Javier Solana
Aspen Institute España hosted the first session of the Global Politics Program 2021 with Dr. Javier Solana, President at Aspen Institute España, last Tuesday, March 16th. During the session, Dr. Javier Solana discussed with the participants on the perspectives of the new Biden Administration, and the targets and priorities of the new President on national and international issues such as economical recovery, immigration, the fight against climate change, international relations, polarization or the health crisis. Juan Moscoso del Prado, Director of Deusto Asuntos Globales World Affairs – Strategic Issues at Deusto Business School and Director of the Entrepreneurship and Public Affairs programs, Director of the International Relations Department of External Actions at Consejo Económico y Social and Aspen España Fellow moderated the session.
Global Politics Program
This initiative was launched during the academic year 2012-2013. The purpose of the Global Politics Program is to serve as a space for debate between young Spanish politicians and policy-oriented participants dedicated to public service who have a demonstrated leadership potential. It aims at providing a well-structured space for discussion, where knowledge and reflection over the issues addressed may find a common ground, and where personal ties may be established among participants.
The Global Politics Program is structured around various sessions throughout the year, in the form of open discussions and brief presentations from leading experts on relevant issues in the context of politics and public service.
Sessions focus on three main areas of discussion: geopolitics, leadership, ethics and international economics. Almost 40 speakers have participated in our sessions throughout the various editions of the Program, including Javier Solana, President of Aspen Institute España; Hugo Dixon, Chair of InFacts and Deputy Chair of People’s Vote; Robin Wright, Journalist, Author and Foreign Policy Analyst; Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General of SEGIB; Pablo García-Berdoy, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Spain for the European Union; Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House; Óscar Fanjul, Vice-president of Omega Capital and member of the Board of Trustees of Aspen Institute España.