2022. Quique BASSAT
The past 27th of June, IBEI celebrated the graduation ceremonies of the 2021-2022 promotion of its Master's in International Relations, International Security, International Development, Research Master's in International Studies and Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) at the Paranimf of the Universitat de Barcelona.
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The event introduction was in charge of Xavier Triadó, Vice-Rector for Digital Transformation of the UB; Xavier Ramos, Vice-Rector for Economics of the UAB; Ester Oliveras, Vice-rector of Social Compromise and Sustainability of the UPF; and Jacint Jordana, Director of IBEI; who inaugurated the ceremony and welcomed all the students, their families, and also all the IBEI community including professors and staff.
Quique Bassat, ICREA Research Professor, Head of the Malaria Programme of ISGLobal; attended the Graduation Ceremony 2022 as a keynote speaker, focusing on global health, inequalities and how to fight them.
After this lecture, Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Professor of Political Science at UB and Senior Research Associate 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.
IBEI students Shivam Shammit Ghai, Angel Manuel Almendros Salerno & Mercédesz Mária Lajos (Master's in International Relations) participated as well giving a speech. They highlighted to their classmates the need to become the change they want to see in the world.
Ambiorix Feliz Brito, IBEI Alumni Barcelona Chapter Lead; addressed the future graduates stressing the relevance of the synergies and opportunities between our alumni & our recent graduates: "IBEI will always your home, you will always be welcome here"
Finally, Xavier Triadó, Vice-Rector for Digital Transformation of the UB; Xavier Ramos, Vice-Rector for Economics of the UAB; Ester Oliveras, Vice-rector of Social Compromise and Sustainability of the UPF; Narcís Serra, President of IBEI; and Jacint Jordana, Director of IBEI; awarded the certificates to all IBEI graduates.
At the very end, there was an outdoors reception with some professors, family, and friends, who did not want to miss the special occasion.
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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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