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.  José M. de Areilza holds a LL.B. degree with Special Graduation Prize from Complutense University of Madrid, a Doctorate Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.) and a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University and Master in International Relations (M.A.) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 1991 he was admitted to the New York Bar.

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. He was a visiting professor in the department of philosophy and religion at the University of Tulsa in 2007-2008. From 1995 to 2000, Todd was a Fellow and Program Officer at Liberty Fund, where he gained extensive experience organizing and facilitating great books discussions. Todd serves on several non-profit boards. He chairs the American Academy for Liberal Education, is a senator of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and for fourteen years edited The American Oxonian, the quarterly publication of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars. A Colorado native, Todd did his B.A. in Classics-History-Politics at Colorado College. He then attended Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, studying Ancient and Modern History (B.A.) and Patristic and Modern Theology (M.St.). He earned his Ph.D. as a Century Fellow and Javits Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on St. Augustine’s political theology. He is the editor of Literary Imagination, Ancient and Modern: Essays in Honor of David Grene (University of Chicago Press, 1999), and has authored a number of scholarly and popular articles ranging from Augustine to J. S. Bach to contemporary political theory. He has lectured at universities in the UK, U.S., Canada, and India, including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, Concordia, and the University of Chicago.

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.  Since 1994, she has had a private practice for pyschotherapy, with adults and young persons. She is an active participant and speaker at congresses, seminars, clinical sessions and collaborations with psychologist and psychiatrists in interactive assessments on patient development and follow up. She has published a book on basic Psychology vocabulary for parents and teachers.

Antonio Cabrales
catedrático de Economía en el University College London
Ha trabajado también en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y la Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Tiene un doctorado por la Universidad de California en San Diego. Sus campos de estudio son la teoría de juegos, la economía experimental, la organización industrial, la economía de redes y el diseño de mecanismos. Es editor asociado del Journal of the European Economic Association y SERIEs y ha sido editor del BEPress Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy y de Investigaciones Económicas. Ha publicado en la American Economic Review, el Journal of Political Economy, la Review of Economic Studies, Physical Review Letters y otras revistas científicas. Más información sobre su trabajo y copias de sus artículos en: http://www.eco.uc3m.es/~acabrales/.

Belén Barreiro
DIRECTORA DEL LABORATORIO DE LA FUNDACIÓN ALTERNATIVAS
Creadora de MyWord, la empresa demoscópica que elabora el Observatorio de la Cadena SER . Ha sido Presidenta del Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS). Se doctoró en Ciencia Política y Sociología por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; tiene un Master en Ciencias Sociales por el Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones, institución de la que es Doctora miembro. Desde hace más de 15 años, se dedica a asesorar en el ámbito de la opinión pública. Durante siete años, fue profesora en la Universidad Complutense, e investigadora en diversas universidades extranjeras. Autora de dos libros y de una veintena de artículos académicos. Escribe artículos de opinión para El País, InfoLibre y para otros diarios. En septiembre de 2011, fue seleccionada por la revista Tiempo entre las 100 mujeres españolas más influyentes del siglo XXI.

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 DEL GABINETE DE ANÁLISIS Y PREVISIÓN, MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS EXTERIORES
Enrique ingresó en la Carrera Diplomática en 1987 y trabajó en la Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores hasta 1989. Fue el Director del Departamento para la Conferencia de Seguridad y Cooperación en Europa (CSCE) desde 1989 hasta 1993, año que pasó a la Segunda Jefatura en la Embajada de España en Beirut (Líbano). De 1995 a 19996 fue ayudante del Mediador de la Unión Europea para los Balcanes Occidentales, Carl Bildt; hasta 1996, año en que fue nombrado Subdirector General para Europa Central y Meridional del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores. Entre los años 2000 y 2005 ejerce el cargo de Encargado de Negocios, Embajada de España en Nicosia (Chipre) y en 2005 pasa a ser Subdirector General para la Política Exterior y de Seguridad Común (Corresponsal Europeo) en el Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores. En 2006 ocupa la Jefatura de Gabinete del Alto Representante de la Unión Europea en Bruselas, cargo que desempeña hasta 2009. Desde el año 2010 es Director del Gabinete de Análisis y Previsión, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores. Enrique es Doctor en Física Teórica.

Hugo Dixon
FUNDADOR Y EDITOR, REUTERS BREAKINGVIEWS
Antes de fundar Breakingviews en 1999, Hugo empezó su carrera periodística en The Economist. Tras ello, trabajó en el diario Financial Times durante 13 años, los últimos cinco como Director de la columna LEX. Estudió en el Colegio de Eton, donde fue elegido Brackenbury Scholar, e ingresó después en el Balliol College de la Universidad de Oxford donde obtuvo su Licenciatura en Políticas, Filosofía y Economía con la máxima calificación. Es el autor de la “Penguin Guide to Finance and Finance Just in Time” y ha sido nombrado Periodista Económico del año 2000 en los Galardones de la Prensa Británica. En 2008, le fue concedido el premio Década de Excelencia en los Galardones de los Periodistas Económicos. (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. In 2012 she started working at the Spanish Constitutional Court, after being appointed senior legal advisor to former Chief Justice Pascual Sala. Returning to the University in September 2015, she now teaches constitutional law courses. Director of the Report “Democracy in Spain 2017” published by Fundacion Alternativas, she is also patron of this Foundation.

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
DOCTORA DE DERECHO, PROFESORA ASOCIADA EN IE UNIVERSITY, AUTORA
Doctora en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid con una tesis sobre el movimiento norteamericano  “Derecho y Literatura”. Colegiada en el Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, es máster en “Derecho de familia” por la Escuela de Práctica Jurídica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y también máster en Mediación, negociación y resolución de conflictos por la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, del que ahora es profesora, tutora de Prácticas y directora de proyectos. Actualmente es mediadora en el programa de Mediación Intrajudicial de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y en el curso 2016-17 profesora asociada en IE University (a cargo de un seminario sobre Derecho y Literatura). Es autora de varios artículos especializados sobre este tema y ha sido ponente en conferencias y seminarios sobre la materia en universidades como la UCM y la UIMP.

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