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Graduation ceremonies

2018. Mark FREEMAN

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Event program

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The past 29th of June, IBEI celebrated the graduation ceremony of it's Master's in International RelationsInternational SecurityPublic Policy (Mundus MAPP), and International Development at the Paranimf of the Universitat de Barcelona.

The welcome speech was in charge of Dr. Francisco Esteban Bara, Delegate of the Rector for the Student Observatory of the Universitat de Barcelona. His discourse was followed by some warm words of IBEI's director Jacint Jordana.

Mr. Mark Freeman, Executive Director of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT), attended the Graduation Ceremony 2018 as a keynote speaker with the lecture “Theory and Practice: Why both matter”.

After this lecture, Aina Gallego, Research Fellow Ramon y Cajal at IBEI (Associate Professor), took part as a speaker to address the students, congratulating and encouraging them in their promising future after their studies at the IBEI.

The IBEI student Benjamin Jance from the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP), participated as well giving a speech in behalf of the rest of her classmates.

Finally, the vice-rectors of the universities that issue the masters certificates (UPF, UAB and UB) awarded the certificates to all IBEI graduates. We counted with Dra. Laura Feliu, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of UAB; Dr. Francisco Esteban Bara, Delegate of the Rector for the Student Observatory of UB; and Dr. David Sancho, Director of the Department of Political and Social Sciences of 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 at the garden, accompanied with some beverages and appetizers, with some professors, family and friends, who did not want to miss the special ocassion.

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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.