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Chinese Café: Discover China

Written on December 1, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Social

chinese-cafe17th November, IE China Club organized the first event of the year, at María de Molina 4. Our participants came from different programs of IE University, including students from Segovia campus. Throughout this event, China Club promoted Chinese culture and shared the latest economic phenomenon about China.

The event started by welcome message and China Club’s activities plan of upcoming year by the newly on board IE China Club president Un I Wong. The project leader Shuai Shen, presented the event and introduced our team of Chinese teachers to participants, every participant was assigned a “learning buddy” during this academic year.

Afterwards, participants were invited to join a quiz about interesting facts of Chinese economy and society. In the next part, the vice-president Sirui Huang did a presentation about Chinese online influencer and their business model.

During the event, our club prepared traditional Chinese tea and snacks to all the participants and showed the authentic Chinese art of calligraphy as a gift to participants.


US Elections: What’s next?

Written on November 24, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional, Social

us-electionsThe results of the US elections on November 8th were to many spectators and voters, especially among the young and middle aged constituencies, quite surprising and possibly even shocking. The so called ideological divide created during the campaign and the uncertainty of the policies of the new President-elect have created a vast confusion and left many of even specialist wandering how will the trajectory of the US politics both internal and that of the foreign affairs change in the wake of the elections and the new Presidency…Considering the still pivotal role of the US in international matters of security, trade, development and many others, how will the world in large respond, if it will react at all, to what seems to be (at least at face value) a turn back to the good old American isolationism and protectionism. Are we seeing a “right” turn in the moods of the US population following suit of the previous Brexit and other populist movements in Europe and elsewhere?

All these questions warranted comprehensive and critical analysis and in that sense, it was perfect occasion for the IE International Relations Club to organize its first event of the academic year in an attempt to start the dialogue among the IE community about the consequences of the US elections. The event which took place on November 15th at IE, asked the question of “what’s next” and also how we got there. It featured two keynote speakers – Dr. Daniel Kselman, Academic director of the MIR, who focuses in his research on democratization, economic development and political governance and Dr. Eliah Bures, who investigates intellectual conservatism as international movement. The panelist invited us to review the historical similarities of the populism’s rise in the US before with the current situation, the economic and social realities of the US in the last few decades, the overall change in global political attitudes, in an effort to understand the possible underlying causes of the results we saw. While further offering their expertise in the exploration of the practical policy decisions that the new administration will take, casting, for example doubt, on the possibility of immediate dismantling of trade deals already in place, however warning at the same time of the possibility of deterioration of the political tolerance and atmosphere in the US.  

The event then transformed rapidly into a very high quality debate with all the participants and spectators which allowed to really dig dip on the subject and review it from multiple perspective. The interest and the academic passions shown by all the participants carried the event well past the original scheduled one and a half hour and really made the conversation memorable. It was really amazing to see our fellow students and other invited guests to express unique and comprehensive perspectives and to engage with our distinguished panelist in a critical and truly collaborative discussion in not just trying to review the individual aspects but to build a holistic understanding of the issues revealed during and after the US elections and further to offer ways on how to address later what seems to become an immense field of policy debate and analysis.

IE International Relations Club would like to thank Dr. Kselman and Dr. Bures, all the guest and participants, the Campus Life team for not just making this first event possible, but making it a success! We hope this to be just first of many interesting and notable events to come from the IE International Relations Club!

Alejandro Pereda Shulguin

International Relations Club


Club election process

Written on October 11, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

Banner fair week 1920_1080 v2Election period

The election period will start on October 10th, right after the Club Fair. The exact dates are provided in the document “Election Schedule”.

All members of an IE Club who are currently studying at IE or are partners of IE students, are allowed to raise their candidatures in order to occupy vacant positions in the Board of the club in question.

The maximum number of clubs in which a current IE student/partner can be a coordinator is two.



Club coordinators: 6 rules to remember

  1. The clubs are allowed to have a maximum of 6 coordinators.
  1. 3 member of the current board can stay for the next term of office. The names of the coordinators staying should be sent to before 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 15th. Please remember that you always have to leave at least 3 positions available for new students to apply for.
  1. New students can send their self-nominations (DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE) for the clubs of their interest during the same week (from October 10th to 15th at 11:59 pm). The completed nomination forms should be sent to Campus Life will share the candidatures with the corresponding Club Boards no later than October 18th.
  1. If the total number of potential coordinators (the members of the board staying for the next term of office + new candidates) is less or equal to 6 after 11:59 pm on October 15th, no elections will be required and the 3 new candidates will be announced members of the new board of the club. In case the total number of new candidates is less than 3, more members of the previous board can stay for the next term of office, always given that the total number coordinators is not higher than 6.
  1. If the total number of potential coordinators (the members of the board staying for the next term of office + new candidates) is higher than 6, the club will have to organize elections in order to determine the new board. The members from the previous board who are staying for the next term of office do not have to participate in the elections, their seats in the new board are automatically assigned.
  2. The names of all the Coordinators elected should be officially communicated to Campus Life office for the formal approval and update of the database of Club Boards and no later than October 30th.


Elections: 2 rules to remember

  1. In case the elections are necessary, the clubs are requested to conduct them in a free, transparent and fair manner. Selecting the most appropriate system for the election is the sole responsibility of the current Club Coordinators, always given that the system is participatory and democratic.
  1. Dismissal of the Board: IE Campus Life has the authority to dismiss a Coordinator or the whole Board if there are proofs of violation of IE Ethics Code or the principles, values or norms contained in this guide.

In both cases (if no elections are necessary or if the elections were held) the roles of the members of the new board can be freely decided by new coordinators and should be communicated to Campus Life no later than the dates indicated in “Election Schedule” document.


La Primavera Rosa

Written on July 15, 2016 by Campus Life in Social

On 16 June IEOut welcomed Rafa and Alfonso, the producer and cinematographer of La Primavera Rosa, a series of short documentaries on LGBT life around the world, to show their films at IE. With the ultimate goal of traveling to many more countries, and their next sight on Brazil, the series currently consists of exposes on the hardships young LGBTs face in Tunisia, Russia, and Mexico.

Seen as the first instalment of IEOut’s “LGBT Life Around the World” series, which aims to bring the IE community firsthand accounts of what is it like for LGBTs everywhere, especially in developing countries, the Primavera Rosa project tells the passionate and inspiring stories of young people in Tunisia, Russia, and Mexico.IMG_7392

We welcomed 20 people to the event and had the pleasure to have Rafa from Creta Productions present the pieces and tell us more about their organization and how they want to expose for the world what is happening to LGBT communities around the world. Directed by Mario de la Torre, who was nominated for a Goya in 2009, who says he was inspired by the Arab spring of 2010 to tell the stories of those who aren’t usually covered in the mass media.

The project has won the prize for best film of human rights in the International Invisible Cinema Festival in 2015 and best short documentary at LesGaiCineMadrid in 2015.

In question and answer sessions after each short film, the audience was able to directly ask Rafa and Alfonso what their experience was like being received in these countries as well as their thoughts on the evolution of LGBT rights around the world.

We also have codes available for those in the IE community who wish to watch the documentaries online. Please contact us via Facebook and we are happy to share these beatifically made films with you. (


Dinner with Miguel Lopez de Silanes

Written on July 15, 2016 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

The Family Business Club organized a very insightful dinner on the 28th of April, 2016. We were honored to invite Miguel Lopez de Silanes, HBS MBA alumni and CEO of NEINVER (Family Office). The topic of the dinner was centered on conflict management in Family Businesses, and everyone had a chance to share their experiences.

Mr Silanes, expert in conflict management, gave us a very interesting introduction on his experiences on the topic. We really appreciated his willingness to share stories on conflict management, and to give thoughtful advice.

Afterwards, each one of us talked about our own experiences. The fact that the dinner was a small one, just 12 people, allowed our members to be comfortable sharing their thoughts. Throughout the dinner, we covered other aspects of a Family Business, with everyone contributing in a honest way, all with the guidance of our guest.

By the end of the event, we all came out feeling the satisfaction of sharing our experiences together, and we thank Miguel Lopez de Silanes for his support to the club.

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