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Master's in International Development

Graduation ceremonies

2019. Cristina Gallach

The past 28th of June 2019, IBEI celebrated the graduation ceremony of it's Master's in International RelationsInternational SecurityPublic Policy (Mundus MAPP), and International Development at the CaixaForum Barcelona.

📷 All the pictures     |      ▶️ Ceremony videos      |      ⬇️ Programme in PDF

The event introduction was in charge of IBEI's director Jacint Jordana, who inaugurated the ceremony and welcomed all the students, their families, and also all the IBEI community including professors and staff.

Cristina Gallach, High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda of Spain, attended the Graduation Ceremony 2019 as a keynote speaker. Her conference is available in video here.

After this lecture, Fulya Apaydin, Assistant Professor at IBEI, took part as a speaker to address the students, congratulating and encouraging them in their promising future after their studies at the IBEI. You can watch her speech in video here.

The IBEI students Vilma Adela Davalos (Master's in International Development), and Drake Palmer Starling (Master's in International Relations), participated as well giving a speech on behalf of the rest of their classmates. You can access their talk in video here, and also read the transcription of their speech.

Finally, the Academic Representatives of the universities that issue the masters' certificates (UPF, UAB, and UB) awarded the certificates to all IBEI graduates. The event was attended by Laura Feliu, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the UAB; Francisco Esteban, Vice-Rector for Communication of the UB; and Jaume Casals, Rector of the UPF.

The President of IBEI Narcís Serra also made a final speech as a way of closure.

At the very end, there was a reception accompanied with some beverages and appetizers, with some professors, family, and friends, who did not want to miss the special occasion.

📷 All the pictures     |      ▶️ Ceremony videos      |      ⬇️ Programme in PDF


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.

The IBEI student Aaradhana Ramesh participated as well giving a speech in behalf of the rest of her classmates. You can access to her conference in video here.

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.

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