Moderators and
speakers Aspen Institute España

Seminario Transformation of Spain
ESADE/ ASPEN
2015

Moderadores y
ponentes Aspen Institute España

Seminario Transformation of Spain
ESADE/ ASPEN
2015

Javier Gomá Lanzón
DIRECTOR OF FUNDACIÓN MARCH, ESSAYIST, PHILOSOPHER
Javier holds a degree in Classic Philology and Law. He passed the Civil Service examinations for the Spanish Council of State earning the top spot in his cohort, and holds a Doctorate in Philosophy.  Currently, he is the director of the Fundación March and writes for several media outlets including El País, ABC and RNE.  He has received the National Award for Literature in the essay category, the XIII Award “FIES” for Journalism, the ABC Award Cultural and Ámbito El Corte Inglés, and the Antonio Fontán Award for Political Journalism amongst others.  He is a member of the Revista de Estudios Orteguianos Advisory Board and of the Asociación Española de Fundaciones Board of Directors, as well as a member of the International Visitors Program at the U.S. State Department, a distinguished visiting professor at IE University, and a Fundación Teatro Real Board Member. Read More

 

Robin Wright
JOURNALIST, AUTHOR AND FOREIGN POLICY ANALYST
Robin is a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center. She has reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, TIME magazine, and many other publications. Wright has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and the University of California. She is the recipient of a number of awards including the United Nations Correspondents Association Gold Medal for international affairs coverage, Journalist of the Year by the American Academy of Diplomacy, the National Press Club award for diplomatic reporting, the National Magazine Award for her Iran reportage in The New Yorker, and the Overseas Press Club Award for “best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative” for coverage of African wars. Wright is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant recipient.

Javier Solana Madariaga
PRESIDENT OF ASPEN INSTITUTE ESPAÑA
Javier Solana Madariaga is President of the Aspen Institute España, President of ESADE´s Centro de Economía y Geopolítica Global (Barcelona-Madrid), Distinguished Senior Fellow in foreign affairs at the Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), Fisher Family Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Honorary President of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (Geneva), Vice-President of Instituto de Salud Global Barcelona Board of Trustees, and member of the International Crisis Group Board of Trustees, of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and of Human Rights Watch, as well as senior visiting professor at the London School of Economics, where he was inaugurated as Doctor Honoris Causa in December 2010.

Rebeca Grynspan
SECRETARY GENERAL IBEROAMERICANA
Rebeca is an economist and the former Vice-President of Costa Rica. She was unanimously elected as Secretary General of Iberoamericana on February 24, 2014 in Ciudad de México by the 22 countries that comprise the Conferencia Iberoamericana, starting her term on April 1, 2014.  On February 1, 2010 Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed her as the United Nations Deputy Secretary General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).  From 2006 to 2010, she was the UN Under-Secretary-General and Director of UNDP´s Regional Management ofLatin America and the Caribbean.  She has served as the Director of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Sub-regional Headquarters in Mexico where she co-chaired the International Food Policy Research Institute Board of Directors and formed part of the Inter-American Development Bank´s Program PROLEAD Advisory Board (supporting women leadership in Latin America). Read More

Jeffrey Rosen
PROFESSOR OF LAW AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AND THE LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITOR OF THE NEW REPUBLIC
His most recent book is The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America. He also is the author of The Most Democratic Branch, The Naked Crowd, and The Unwanted Gaze. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School. Professor Rosen’s essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the 10 best magazine journalists in America and the L.A. Times called him, “the nation’s most widely read and influential legal commentator.” Professor Rosen lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Christine Rosen and two sons.

José Luis Álvarez
PROFESSOR OF LEADERSHIP AT INSEAD, PARIS and PROFESSPR OF BUSINESS POLICY IN EXCELLENCE AT ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL
In 2000, José Luis Álvarez was a visiting professor for the Master’s Program at Harvard Business School. He has also been a visiting professor at Cambridge University.  Throughout his career José Luis has trained executives in open and company-specific programs.  He has published six books and numerous articles in journals such as the Sloan Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizations, Organization Studies, Corporate Governance, and the European Management Journal, among others.  His book, co-authored with S. Svejenova, Sharing Executive Power (Cambridge University Press), was named as one of the three best books of 2006 by the Academy of Management. Read More

Juan José Solozábal Echavarria
PROFESSOR OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AT UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA, MADRID
Juan José is a professor of constitutional law since 1986. He has a Doctorate in Law from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and a Master´s Degree in Politics from the London School of Economics.  He continued his studies on constitutional law at the Institute Max Planck in Heidelberg.  Currently, he is a professor with the law faculty at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.  Previously, he was Director of the Public Law Department at the university, and Dean of the Law Faculty at the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha.  He was also a member of the Central Electoral Commission.  He is Secretary of the Revista de Estudio Políticos, and founding member of the basque collective Miguel de Unamuno.  He was also Secretary General of the Asociación Española de Ciencia Política y Derecho Constitucional.  Read More

Leigh Hafrey
SENIOR LECTURER IN COMMUNICATION AND ETHICS AT THE MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Since 1992, Leigh Hafrey has worked in professional ethics, with a focus on ethics and management, teaching courses at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan and consulting with professional practitioners in the United States and abroad. At MIT Sloan, he teaches regularly in the MBA, MIT-China, and Leaders for Global Operations. He also has taught in MIT’s Industrial Liaison, Management of Technology, Nanyang Fellows, Sloan Fellows in Innovation and Global Leadership, and System Design and Management programs. Together with his wife, Sandra Naddaff, Hafrey is a co-Master of Mather House, one of the 12 residential complexes in Harvard College. The Mather community brings together 400 undergraduates; 100 faculty, administrative, and alumni fellows; and dozens of advisory and other staff. Read More

Jack A. Goldstone
HAVEL PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC POLICY OF STAFF AND FELLOW OF THE MERCATUS CENTER OF GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has won major prizes from the American Sociological Association and the Historical Society for his research on revolutions and social change, and has won grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the National Science Foundation. He recently led a National Academy of Sciences study of USAID democracy assistance, and worked with USAID, DIFD, and the US State and Defense Departments on developing their operations in fragile states. Read More

David Blázquez Vilar 
CHIEF OF STAFF, OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT AND COMPETITIVENESS
David Blázquez Vilar was previously Head of Strategy at the Public Affairs Department at Telefónica. Previously he was the Director of Programs and Development at Aspen Institute España. David is the editor of Americracia, a blog on US politics for Spanish newspaper El Mundo. He was HarvardX Teaching Fellow for Michael Sandel’s Course “Justice”. He holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from Complutense University, an MA/M.Phil. in Political Science from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and -thanks to the support of a Scholarship from La Caixa- a master’s degree (MALD) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Read More

Walter Isaacson
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT TULANE UNIVERSITY AND ADVISOR AT PERELLA WEINBERG PARTNERS
Walter Isaacson is a Professor of History at Tulane and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg, a financial services firm based in New York City. He is the past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.  Isaacson’s most recent biography, Leonardo da Vinci (2017), offers new discoveries about Leonardo’s life and work, weaving a narrative that connects his art to his science. He is also the author of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution (2014), Steve Jobs (2011), Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003), and Kissinger: A Biography (1992), and coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986).  Read More

Juan Moscoso del Prado Hernández 
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EXTERIOR AFFAIRS , CONSEJO ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL DE ESPAÑA
Juan (Pamplona, 1966) has been a Member of Parliament (MP) -Congreso de los Diputados in Spain – between 2004 and 2016. As MP he was Spokesman of the Economy and Competitiveness Committee between 2014 and 2016, and before, Spokesman of the European Union Committee between 2006 and 2014, also, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Deputy Chair of the Spanish Delegation to the IPU Assembly. Previously, Juan has been member of the Federal Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of Spain (PSOE) between 2012 and 2014 as Secretary for Europe (“shadow minister”). Also, between 2009 and 2012 he chaired the Spanish delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. Read More

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