24 March 2023 - 26 March 2023
Global Politics Seminar 2023: “Europe, Leadership and Values”
La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia)

Global Politics Seminar 2023


Aspen Institute España hosted the eleventh edition of the Aspen España Global Politics Seminar: Europe, Leadership and Values . The Seminar took place last March 24-26, 2023 at Parador de La Granja (Segovia).

This seminar brought together a group of 30 young political leaders from different parties for three days to discuss the political and social dilemmas that arise in the global scenario in which we live. The debate was structured around texts by classic and contemporary authors and facilitates, in accordance with the Aspen method, the open and frank exchange of ideas and reflections for action and commitment to different ideas for the common good. The dialogue was held under the Chatham House Rule.

It aims to provide a forum for discussion among politically-minded individuals dedicated to public service who have demonstrated leadership potential. The Program was structured around a seminar and four sessions throughout the year under the Aspen Dialogue method.

The seminar was moderated by Juan Moscoso del Prado, former PSOE deputy and head of the Department of International Relations and External Action of the Economic and Social Council, and Crista Ruiz de Arana, Ph.D. in Psychology and clinical psychologist; both Aspen España Fellows.


Global Politics Seminar

This seminar is part of the Global Policy Program that Aspen Institute España organizes in its commitment to democratic values and its vocation to create spaces for debate, offering a pluralistic environment where each of the participants who are part of this scenario can explore, for a year, various topics such as geopolitics, ethics and leadership or international economics. A space that also facilitates the building of personal relationships among participants that go beyond political affiliations and are crucial to the search for common ground and innovative solutions to the problems of our country.

Throughout these years, some of the main leaders of our political parties have been part of this Program. Also, more than 40 speakers have participated in our sessions; among them Javier Solana, President of Aspen Institute Spain; Hugo Dixon, Journalist, entrepreneur, president of InFacts and founding member of the People’s Vote campaign; Robin Wright, journalist and international policy analyst; Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General of SEGIB; Pablo García-Berdoy, former Spanish Ambassador to Germany and current Permanent Representative of Spain to the European Institutions; Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House; Óscar Fanjul, Vice President of Omega Capital and member of the Board of Trustees of Aspen Institute España.


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  • Juan Moscoso del Prado
  • Crista Ruiz de Arana
La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia)
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