2017. José Ignacio TORREBLANCA
Location: Paranimf of the Universitat de Barcelona
The welcome speech was in charge of Dr. Oriol Escardíbul, Vice-Rector for Finance of the Universitat de Barcelona, who mentioned the past unexpected powershifts in the world and how they adress to the present changes. His discourse was followed by some warm words of IBEI's director Jacint Jordana.
Prof. José Ignacio Torreblanca, Editor-in-chief of EL PAÍS and Professor of Political Science at UNED, attended the Graduation Ceremony 2017 as a keynote speaker with the lecture "The New International Disorder", available in video here.
After this lecture, Pablo Astorga, co-coordinator of the Master's in International Development at IBEI, took part as a speaker to address the students, receiving an enthusiastic response by the future graduates as he congratulated and encouraged them to be selfconfident. You can read his talk here, and also watch it in video.
Finally, the vice-rectors of the universities that issue the masters certificates (UPF, UAB and UB) awarded the certificates to all IBEI graduates.
The President of IBEI Narcís Serra also made a final speech as a way of closure.
At the very end there was a reception at the garden, accompanied with some beverages and appetizers, enlivered with live xylophone music and the company of professors, family and friends, who did not want to miss the special ocassion.
Our students took the initiative to organize and coordinate themselves to create a Yearbook, which they themselves distributed at the end of the act.