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

José M. de Areilza 
SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE ESPAÑA
José M. de Areilza is Secretary General of the Aspen Institute España. He is a Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at ESADE Business School, Barcelona, with a double appointment in the Department of Law and in the Department of General Management and Strategy. This year he is a Visiting Professor at INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau campus.  He has been an Adviser on European and North American affairs in the Spanish Prime Minister’s Office. He writes a weekly column on international affairs in the newspaper ABC. He is Academy Adjunct Faculty at the Royal Institute of International Affairs -Chatham House, London, and Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He serves as President of the British-Spanish Tertulias (UK-Spain Forum) and a Trustee of the Spanish Navy Museum.  Read More

Todd Breyfogle 
DIRECTOR OF SEMINARS AT THE ASPEN INSTITUTE (USA)
Todd Breyfogle is the Director of Seminars at the Aspen Institute, with responsibilities for open-enrollment leadership and executive programs include the classic Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values and the Good Society. He also oversees key academic seminars for university faculty, administrators, presidents, and trustees, and many of the Institute’s international and customized leadership programs. Todd is a senior moderator and assists with moderator development and curriculum design. Before joining the Aspen Institute full-time in 2008, Todd was an Institute moderator and academic. From 2000-2007, he directed the University Honors Program at the University of Denver, where he also taught interdisciplinary seminars in the arts and humanities, and has also taught graduate courses in theology as an adjunct professor at the Iliff School of Theology. Read More

Crista Ruiz de Arana
PYSCHOLOGIST SPECIALIZED IN CLINICAL PYSCHOLOGY
Masters in Psychoanalysis and Gestalt, and studies and training in Psychodrama and Family Constellations. She is member of the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA), Psychoanalysis Forum Society, Laureano Cuesta Association, and International Association for Relational Psychoanlysis (IARPP).  She is currently an associate professor supervising Master´s  practical experience, at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid). For four years, in the past, she was in charge of the Psychological Support Department at the same University where, as a professor, she imparted classes on various subjects.  Crista has participated in various workshops giving talks and training on communication, personal growth, self-esteem and relationship building in Spain, México, Nicaragua and Cambodia.  Read More

Antonio Cabrales
ECONOMICS PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Antonio has worked at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He holds a doctorate from the University of California San Diego.  His areas of expertise are game theory, experimental economics, industrial organization, the economics of networks and mechanism design.  He is associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and SERIEs.  Previously, he was editor of the BEPress Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy and for Investigaciones Económicas.  He has published works in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, Physical Review Letters, and other scientific magazines.  You can find more information on his work and copies of his articles at: http://www.eco.uc3m.es/~acabrales/.

Belén Barreiro
LABORATORY DIRECTOR AT FUNDACIÓN ALTERNATIVAS
She is the creator of MyWord, the demographic business developed by Observatorio Cadena Ser. She was president of the Center de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).  She earned a doctorate in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, a Master´s in Social Sciences from the Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones, where she is also a doctor member.  For the last 15 years, she has been an advisor on public opinion.  She was a professor at the Universidad Complutenese and investigator in several foreign universities for 7 years.  She is also the author of two books and a number of academic articles.  She writes opinion articles for El País, InfoLibre, and other newspapers.  In September 2011, she was selected by the magazine Tiempo as one of the 100 most influential Spanish women in the 21st century.

Miguel Herrero
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY COMPLUTENSE OF MADRID 
As a classicist and historian of religion, he deals mainly with ancient Greek culture and its Christian reception. He has worked as researcher in the Max Planck Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte and in the universities of Harvard, Oxford, Zürich and Bologna, and has lectured as invited professor in various academic institutions in English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. He is the author, among other works, of the book Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010) and of the commented edition of the 16th cent. Latin version of Aristotle’s Politics by Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda that was used to justify the Spanish conquest of America (2013). Besides his academic activity, Miguel has collaborated as seminar moderator with Aspen Institute Spain, and has worked as technical advisor for the Madrid Regional Government in the fields of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Clive Crook
SENIOR EDITOR, THE ATLANTIC; COLUMNIST, BLOOMBERG VIEW 
Clive Crook is senior editor of The Atlantic and a Bloomberg View columnist. He is a member of the Bloomberg View editorial board, a former chief Washington commentator of the Financial Times, and was previously with The Economist. Crook was born in Yorkshire, educated at Bolton School; Magdalen College, Oxford (where he was a foundation scholar); and the London School of Economics. After leaving university he was an official in H.M. Treasury and the Government Economic Service and was a consultant to The World Bank. Crook worked for 20 years at The Economist, variously serving as economics correspondent, Washington correspondent, economics editor and deputy editor. He lives in Washington, DC.

Enrique Mora Benavente
DIRECTOR OF THE ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING DEPARTMENT AT THE MINISTRY OF EXTERIOR AFFAIRS
Enrique began his diplomatic career in 1987 working in the Office of Human Rights at the Ministry of External Affairs until 1989. He was the director of the Department for the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) from 1989 to 1993 when he became deputy head of the Spanish Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.  From 1995 to 1996, he worked as an aide for the European Union´s mediator in the Balkans, Carl Bildt.  He was then named deputy director of the Central and Meridional Europe at the Ministry of External Affairs.  Between 2000 and 2005, he was Charge d´Affairs at the Spanish Embassy in Nicosia (Cyprus).  In 2005, he became the deputy director for Foreign Policy and Common Security (European correspondent) in the Ministry of Exterior Affairs.  In 2006, he became chief of cabinet for the High Representative of the European Union in Brussels until 2009.  Since 2010, he is the director of the Analysis and Forecast Department at the Ministry of External Affairs. Enrique is a Doctor in Theoretical Physics.

Hugo Dixon
FOUNDER AND EDITOR, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS
Before founding Breakingviews in 1999, Hugo started his career as a journalist at The Economist. He then worked at the Financial Times for thirteen years, the last five as director of the LEX column.  He studied at Eton College, where he was named Brackenbury Scholar, and in the Balliol College at Oxford University, where he earned a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with the highest honors.  He is the author of “Penguin Guide to Finance and Finance Just in Time” and was named Economic Journalist of the year in 2000 by the British Press Awards.  In 2008, he was the recipient of the Decade of Excellence Award granted by the Business Journalist of the Year Awards.  (http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/)

Marian Ahumada
PROFESSOR OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AT UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA OF MADRID
She obtained her LL.B. at the Universidad de Valladolid and holds a Ph.D. in Law with special doctor europaeus mention and extraordinary honour recognition from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She also has a Diploma of Specialization in Constitutional Law and Political Science (special prize) from the Center for Constitutional Studies in Madrid. She won the National Award “Nicolás Pérez Serrano” for her doctoral thesis. She has been a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg and Global Research and Jean Monet Fellow at NYU Law School. Between 2008 and 2011, while on a special leave from the University, she was Director General for Legal Coordination of Spain’s Ministry of the Presidency; Vice-president of the Commission for the National Human Rights Plan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies and Spanish representative at the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe. Read More

Román Gil 
PARTNER AT SAGARDOY ABOGADOS
Román is a partner at Sagardoy Abogados, a firm specialized in Employment and Labour Law and part of the international net Iuslaboris. He has a broad and intense litigating practice at every jurisdictional level of Spains´s Labor and Employment Courts. Member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) since its founding and of the IBA (International Bar Association), he has been a part of the Board of FORELAB and currently of ASNALA, the two most relevant associations of labour and employmentet lawyers in Spain. Mr. Gil has served in the Board of the Madrid Bar Association, is a frequent speaker in legal conferences, and often authors publications regarding his field of expertise. He is Corresponding Member of the Spanish Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence and Fellow of Aspen Institute España.

Teresa Arsuaga
DOCTOR IN LAW, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT IE UNIVERSITY, AUTORA
Teresa earned a Doctorate in Law from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid with a thesis on the North American movement Law and Literature. She is a member of the Madrid Bar Association.  She holds a Master´s in Family Law from the School of Legal Practice from the University Complutense in Madrid and a Master´s in Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution from the University Carlos III in Madrid where she is now professor, internship counsellor and project director.  Currently, she is a mediator in the Intra-judicial Mediation program at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.  In the 2016-2017 academic year, she was an associate professor at IE University where she was also in charge of a seminar on Law and Literature.  She is the author of numerous articles and has been a speaker at several conferences and seminars at universities such as the UCM and the UIMP on Law and Literature.

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