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Dec

IEU Segovia Debate Club 2018 Recap

Written on December 14, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

For the first semester of the academic year 2018-2019, the IEU Segovia Debate Club has engaged in a variety of activities. Our club consists of three branches, Formal Debate, Model United Nations, and Social Debates. We started the year with a welcoming event in September, where we introduce our clubs to mostly first years as well as everyone else interested. We had an interesting open floor debate where students came up to the stage to state their thoughts on whether “Stereotypes are unfairly Stereotyped.” For our Model United Nations Branch, we’ve held two mock-MUN conferences where experienced and new debaters in the Model United Nations form had an opportunity to discuss issues such as “Emergency Aid in Natural Disasters” and the issue of “Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Territories.”

Our social branch meets up regularly each week to have an open discussion over cups of coffee in La Colonial on any issues pertaining to our member’s mind. Our most noted event of this semester was our Debate with the Royal Artillery Academy in Segovia. Our members sent a delegation of six students to defend the positive influence of “Russia in the Global Setting as a world power” against the military cadets. We brought an audience of around 40 students who got a chance to participate in the discussion through questions and both institutions thoroughly enjoyed the interaction. We are in the process of planning a second event, hosted by IE for the upcoming semester.

Another notable event held this year was in collaboration with the Political Think Tank. We invited IE professor Balder Hageraats as our guest speaker to discuss the basis of our international system; “Westphalia, Dead or Alive?” and our members explored the current problems with the system, the unintended consequences of the system, and the possibility of an alternative.

We held another similar open-floor discussion format of debate with the IEU Cultural Diversity Club during Asian Week where we explored the many different aspects and influences of Eastern Culture versus Western Culture.

For more about our club and the events we’ve engaged in, have a look at our instagram page where we upload about pasts as well as upcoming events!

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Dec

What to expect for next semester?

Written on December 14, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

The Madrid Debate Club will be sending delegations to both WorldMUN and GIMUN next semester. These are two of the most well-known MUN Conferences in the World. WorldMUN will be taking place in Madrid this year, and GIMUN takes place at the heart of diplomacy:  the UN Headquarters in Geneva. In order to represent the University students will be attending a mandatory oratory course that will focus on public speaking and debate techniques as well as on specific MUN Training: How to write a position paper? How to deliver an opening statement? How to request motions? How to pass a resolution? Etc. The course will be given by one of the best debaters in Spain who will be assisted by a member of GIMUN’s advisory board and GIMUN’s Vice-President in 2015-2016.

Additionally, the oratory course will also allow students to be prepared for other types of debate such as Academic Debate and British Parliament format. The students taking the course will have the opportunity to participate in these debates which are held in Spanish and English. In order to represent IE you need to attend the course, feel free to send us an email if you are interested in attending and representing the University in tournaments in Spain and abroad!

The Complu-IE Debate Tournament will also take place this year, this will be the 9th edition of this tournament! As usual the tournament will run for three days, and debate clubs representing several Spanish Universities will be attending, last year over 32 teams attended from all over Spain! The topic discussed two years ago around autonomous machines and whether these should include ethic decision-making systems; that of last year was whether or not the collaborative economy should be regulated by the state. We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for this year’s edition!

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Dec

IE Energy Club: new Club’s Officers and 2019 Proposals

Written on December 14, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

The energy club is composed of a highly motivated aggregate of students from great variety of profiles, expertise and backgrounds including representatives from several IE programs.

After having successful co-corganized the Space Mining event (November 2018) and the IE Energy Club Alumni networking event (December 2018), there a are more exciting initiatives on which the Club is working for the next few months.

To name a few, these are some of the proposals which are being considered:

• Roundtable discussion about geopolitical implications of energy related topics.
• Energy Venture Day: Dedicated to pitches from energy related startups.
• Energy Hackathon: Groups competition which aim to find the best solution to tackle an energy related topic.
• Presentations linking the energy industry with new technologies such as big data and blockchain from relevant speakers from the sector.

We are also excited about working together with the rest of the Clubs to construct well rounded events and attract assistants from a wide range of areas.

Stay tuned!

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Dec

IE Energy Club Alumni Networking Event

Written on December 14, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

Last Monday 10th December, IE Energy Club organized the Energy Alumni Networking Event.

This event was hosted by the Club’s president, Gabriele Sommantico and the new Club’s Officers, Héctor Nieto Arias, Jesús Boccio Castrillo, Samuel Dossi, Guillaume Ferrier Llamas and Ken Ijichi, who welcomed and questioned IE Alumni about experiences, challenges and opportunities in the Energy sector. The event counted with the attendance of 4 panelists all of them IE Alumni occupying relevant positions.

Specifically, Fabio Blasi (Partner at Solvere – Infrastructure Technical Advisors), Daniele Calzolari (Impact Investment Manager at La Bolsa Social), Margarida Constantino (Global Commercial Transformation Specialist and Head of Commercial Development at Vestas ) and Valeriia Todorova (Management Staff at Naturgy ). Each panelist shared their current background and experiences with more than 40 IE students from a broad range of IE Programs, brought together by interest for Energy.

A common conclusion was that the Energy is currently playing a key role in the world economy, mainly due to the revolutionary changes happening in the renewable energies and the challenges of maximising energy sources access for human beings and communities.

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Dec

SpaceX plans to send Artists to the Moon!

Written on December 14, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

SpaceX’s ambition has never failed to surprise its investors, whether its coming up with landing spacecrafts or taking a Tesla Roadster to space. However as recently announced at SpaceX’s headquarters, Yusaku Maezawa, a 42-year-old Japanese retail entrepreneur and art collector, plans to pay for a ride on the Big Falcon Ship to the moon and back.

The week-long journey will be accompanied by companions that were claimed to be half a dozen of artists. His initiative is for these artists to visit the moon and come up with artworks based on what they had seen/felt. Since the few people that have been to the moon were professionals in their field and haven’t necessary shared their experience with the rest of humanity, Maezawa claims to reach humanity with something as close to us as the moon.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, claimed that the whole project will cost about $10 billion, but costs could vary since the project is predicted to happen in 2023. Press regarding the security of the expedition have been raised, however Musk has assured that the idea is crazy and that it will be difficult. Although there will be risks Musk plans to minimize these risks with unmanned expeditions and extensive testing. Hopefully in 2023 we will be able to say that we sent humans to appreciate the moon in a way that for millennia we weren’t able to do.

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