Global Politics Seminar 2018: “Post-globalization, identities and politics”
Young Spanish political leaders from seven different political parties met on February 23 and 24, 2018 in a new edition of the Global Political Seminar. Organized by Aspen Institute España, this seminar is part of the Global Political Program structured around a seminar and four sessions throughout the year. This initiative was launched during the 2012-2013 academic year, under the name Political Leadership Program, and is now in its fifth edition. The Program intended to provide a forum for discussion among politically minded and public service individuals who have demonstrated leadership potential. On this occasion, the seminar was entitled: “Post-globalization, identities and politics”.
The Program is co-directed by Juan Moscoso del Prado (former MP for GPS) and Guillermo Mariscal Anaya (GP), and is structured through various debates throughout the year structured from lectures, in order to discuss issues relevant in the context of politics and public service. The seminars focus on three fundamental areas: geopolitics, ethics and international economics.
Pedro Sánchez, Pablo Casado, Meritxell Batet, Dolors Montserrat, Carmen Monton, Mario Garcés, Emiliano García-Page, Javier Maroto o Eduardo Madina are some of the political leaders that have participated in the Program along its five previous editions.
Likewise, more than 40 speakers have participated in our sessions; among them Javier Solana, President of Aspen Institute España; Hugo Dixon, founder and editor of Reuters Breakingviews; Robin Wright, journalist and international policy analyst; Rebeca Grynspan, General Secretary of SEGIB; Pablo García-Berdoy, former Ambassador of Spain in Germany and current permanent representative of Spain to the European institutions; Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House; Oscar Fanjul, vice president of Omega Capital and member of the Board of Aspen Institute España.
In this edition, the seminar was moderated by Íñigo Alfonso, RNE’s parliamentary correspondent, and Juan Moscoso del Prado, head of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Action of the Economic and Social Council.
Íñigo Alfonso (@inigoalfonso), RNE-RTVE Parliamentary Correspondent. Íñigo has been director of the RNE newscast 24H (2009-2012) and attached to the edition of Telediario 1 on TVE (2013-2014). Degree in Journalism from the University of Navarra. Extraordinary End of Degree Award (2001) and Master’s Degree in International Relations at the UCM (2003). In 2015, he received the ‘Parliamentary Chronicler of the Year’ award granted by the APP (Association of Parliamentary Journalists) and since 2012 he has collaborated with the Juan March Foundation. Since October 2017, Iñigo has been an Aspen Fellow at Aspen Institute España. Passionate about reading and dialogue.
Juan Moscoso del Prado Hernández, Head of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Action of the Economic and Social Council of Spain. Born on July 5, 1966 in Pamplona. Deputy between 2004 and 2016 in the VIII, IX and X legislatures for Navarra (PSOE) in which he was spokesman for the PSOE in the Economy and Competitiveness Commission and in the Mixed Commission for the European Union. He was part of the Regional Executive Commission (CER) of the PSN-PSOE all that time and of the Federal Executive Commission (CEF) of the PSOE, between 2011 and 2014. In 2011 he was a candidate of the PSN-PSOE for mayor of Pamplona. Doctor (Ph.D) in Economic and Business Sciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Master in Economics from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). Diploma in Economics from the University of Kent (United Kingdom, Erasmus Program). He has worked in the Economic and Social Council of Spain (CES) (1994-2004) and currently -economist in the Area of Studies and Analysis, Director of the Cabinet, head of international relations and Deputy Secretary General of the International Association of CES and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) -. Currently he also directs the Entrepreneurship and Public Policy program at Deusto Business School. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Economics at the Carlos III University of Madrid, Department of Economics (1996-2004). Economist at Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI) (1993-1994) and before at Banco Español de Crédito (Banesto) as a fellow. Likewise, he has worked as an expert for the European Commission and for the International Labor Organization (ILO). Fellow of the Aspen Institute España. Fellow of the German-Marshall Fund of the United States (2001). Trustee of the Spain-United States Council Foundation (2004-2016), of the Assembly of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR) (2004-2012) and of the European Foundation for Progressive Studies (FEPS) until 2017, as well as of the Council of the Spanish Atlantic Association. He has published numerous articles on economics, international relations and politics and has participated as a speaker at conferences in many countries. In 2008 he published the book “Entrepreneurs and business function in Spain” and, in 2014 “Being on the left today.” He studied high school in Pamplona and the United States. He speaks English and French.
- Íñigo Alfonso
- Juan Moscoso del Prado