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Event 21

Michael Robinson, Andrew Hill and Martin Boehm

The keys to great leadership

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Aula Magna

The characteristics and attributes of a great leader in organisations, sports teams, groups of friends or social movements are key to understanding the age we live in. Michael Robinson, former soccer player and sports commentator and author of Es lo que hay: mis treinta años en España. talks with Martin Boehm, Dean of IE Business School, and Andrew Hill, management editor of the Financial Times and author of Leadership in the Headlines.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish
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Michael Robinson, Andrew Hill and Martin Boehm

Event 22

Inés Martín Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero

ABC-IE Workshop

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Medialab

Literature into television series

How the major television series are already a body of literature that has attracted the narrative talent no longer found in cinema. From G.R.R. Martin to Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective), Aaron Sorkin or David Simon (The WireÇ), the best screenplay writers are literati with global influence. Jesús Calero, Editor in Chief of ABC’s arts pages, talks to a range of writers at this year’s Hay Festival Segovia about the new era of television storytelling.

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Inés Martín Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero

Event 23

Ángela Vallvey, Javier Pascual, Stephan Fuetterer and Pedro de Andrés

Round table CEDRO

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Sala Capitular

Digital reading: a key area for books

Writer Ángela Vallvey, Javier Pascual Echalecu, General Deputy Director of the Book, the Reading and the Spanish Letters (MECD), Stephan Fuetterer, chair of the Association of directors of communication, and Pedro de Andrés, publisher and vice president of CEDRO, the Spanish Centre for Reprographic Rights, analyse the measures needed to encourage reading and in particular through digital means.

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Ángela Vallvey, Javier Pascual, Stephan Fuetterer and Pedro de Andrés

Event 24

AC Grayling in conversation with Manuel Muñiz

The crisis of democracy

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Aula Magna

Winston Churchill is attributed with saying that democracy is the “worst form of government, except for all those other forms.” But recent electoral upsets, notably Theresa May’s 2017 election shambles Brexit and Donald Trump’s election in the United States point to potential problems with the West’s representative system. A.C. Grayling, who has explored the problem in his new book Democracy and its Crisis, discusses how democracy has failed, and how to repair it with Manuel Muñiz, Dean of the School of International Relations at IE University.

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AC Grayling in conversation with Manuel Muñiz

Event 25

Guided Tour: Listening is also reading

Making of: Ray Loriga’s Rendición

– Venue: La Alhóndiga

The production team from Storytel, the main platform for audiobooks in Europe, explain the making of the audiobook version of Spanish writer Ray Loriga’s Rendición.

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Guided Tour: Listening is also reading

Event 27

María Teresa Ruiz, Pere Estupinya and Mariano Sigman in conversation with Patricia Fernández de Lis

Science: spreading the word in Spanish

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar

Astronomist Maria Teresa Ruiz (Hijos de las estrellas), Pere Estupinya (El ladrón de cerebros, ) and Mariano Sigman (La vida secreta de la mente) have all written successfully about different aspects of science. They discuss what can be done to improve awareness of scientific issues in Spanish, a field that is dominated by English-language writing. Moderated by journalist Patricia Fernández de Lis (esmateria.com).

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María Teresa Ruiz, Pere Estupinya and Mariano Sigman in conversation with Patricia Fernández de Lis

Event 30

Screening (Documentary): Leonora Carrington, The Surrealist Game

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

This documentary tells the story of the last survivor of the Surrealists. Carrington was a woman hungry for freedom, who escaped from a strict London upbringing to Paris the first step in an eventful life that took her from one continent to another, through historic events and artistic movements. All of this is reflected in dream-like fashion through painting, cinema and literature inspired by her stay at a psychiatric hospital in Santander. She eventually found a spiritual and creative kinship in Mexico, where she was interviewed for this documentary.

Length: 80 minutes.
Director: Javier Martín-Domínguez. 2012

Original version in Spanish
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Screening (Documentary): Leonora Carrington, The Surrealist Game

Event 95

Workshop for law students

The role of the law in tomorrow’s world

– Venue: Campus Santa Cruz La Real, IE University Sala Taller

A panel of leading lawyers from the UK, Spain and Argentina discuss the challenges and opportunities for work in a constantly changing world. Chaired by Andy MacKay.

Taking part: Isabel Fernandez Manley, Dionisio Uria, Michael Ivers QC, Juan Cambiaso.

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Event 28

Hannah Rothschild and Kofi Appenteng in conversation with Rolf Strom-Olsen

The commitment to “enrich” others

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Sala Capitular

Prize-winning documentary filmmaker and novelist Hannah Rothschild, chair of the Board of Trustees of London’s National Gallery, talks to Kofi Appenteng, a Ghanaian-born executive based in the United States, CEO of the Africa Institute and Chair of the Ford Foundation, about the challenges civil society faces in addressing the future challenges of our society. Moderated by Rolf Strom-Olsen, Director of Studies of Art and Humanities of IE University.

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Event 29

Benedetta Tagliabue, Dave Venables & Sean Sutcliffe

Too Good to Waste

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Refectorio

Based on an idea by Dave Venables, director of the American Hardwood Export Council, designed by Architect Benedetta Tagliabue, and carried out by Sean Sutcliffe of Benchmark Furniture, one of the best-known furniture makers in Europe, Too Good to Waste, an exhibition in Segovia’s Plaza Mayor is an exciting initiative to promote new approaches to sustainable design. Chaired by Michelangelo Giombini.

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Benedetta Tagliabue, Dave Venables & Sean Sutcliffe

Event 31

Roberto Barni

Exhibition opening and concert: Sculptures in the wild

– Venue: Huerta de Félix Ortiz

Inspired by the Samuel Beckett and Italo Calvino, the sculptor Roberto Barni works on the idea of the human condition and presents mankind anonymously in enigmatic situations. His pieces, featuring figures seemingly lost or captured off-balance, will be displayed in the gardens of the Huerto de Félix Ortiz, where the opening will feature a lyrical concert by the Prosegur Foundation in collaboration with the Albéniz Foundation, played by students of the Reina Sofía Music School.

In the event of rain, the concert will be transferred to Casa de la Moneda at the same time.

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Roberto Barni

Event 32

AC Grayling, Antonio Muñoz Molina and Peter Florence

500 Years of the Protestant Reformation

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Aula Magna

Spanish writer Antonio Muñoz Molina and philosopher A.C. Grayling meet again in Segovia after a two-year absence, that has brought with it many changes to the world, to talk to Hay Festival founder and director Peter Florence about ethics in today’s world. On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant rebellion, the three explore the huge impact of the Protestant Reformation and the way it has changed society, the arts and politics in many countries in the West.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English
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AC Grayling, Antonio Muñoz Molina and Peter Florence

Event 33

Screening: Berlin, Schönhauser Corner

Season of German films about Berlin

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

A group of delinquent youths who prowl Schönhauser Allee, in Communist East Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg. The four, each with his troubled life, are often in trouble with the police.

Length: 81 minutes
Director: Gerhard Klein

Original version in German with subtitles in Spanish. 1957
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Screening: Berlin, Schönhauser Corner

Event 35

Richard Rogers in conversation with Martha Thorne

The cities of tomorrow, the biggest challenges in history

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Aula Magna

Internationally acclaimed architect Richard Rogers, Pritzker Prize winner in 2007 and one of the world’s leading representatives of contemporary urban planning, talks about his vision for the future of the planet’s cities with Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize and Dean of IE University’s School of Architecture and Design. Among Rogers’ landmark buildings are the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building in London and Madrid’s T4 at Barajas Airport. He also designed the headquarters of the Protos winery in Peñafiel, close to Segovia. He and his team are currently working on the Castellana Norte project to develop the northern edge of the Spanish capital.

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Event 36

Screening: Victoria

Season of German films about Berlin

– Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Length: 118 minutes
Director: Sebastian Schipper

Original version in German with subtitles in Spanish. 2015
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Screening: Victoria

Event 37

Alexandra Buchler, Elin Jones, Roman Simic, Juan Insua and Agata Simenc

Literary Europe Live: Ideas, ideas, ideas

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Sala Hub

 Workshop for literary organisations

This one-hour networking session brings together local literary organisations, festivals and venues with five members of the European platform, Literature Across Frontiers to discuss programming and audience development ideas for live literary events with international content. This is a closed session chaired by Benjamin Rosado of El Mundo.

Registration required - please email with subject line: Hay Segovia: Ideas Session Registration info@lit-across-frontiers.org

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Event 38

Deyan Sudjic

Are we shaping our cities or are our cities shaping us?

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Refectorio

Writer and architectural critic Deyan Sudjic is the Director of Design at the Museum of London, which has become one of the world’s leading spaces for contemporary design. The author of the influential The Language of Cities talks to Liam Aldous, correspondent in Spain for Monocle magazine and an expert on urban trends, about the need for radical shifts in the way our cities are designed.

Introduced by Emilio Gil of Red Española de Asociaciones de Diseño (READ)

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Deyan Sudjic

Event 39

Dolores Redondo in conversation with Antonio San José

Contemporary Spanish fiction

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Aula Magna

Dolores Redondo is the most recent winner of the Premio Planeta, one of Spain’s leading literary awards, and has established herself as one of the country’s leading crime writers thanks to her highly successful Baztán Trilogy, the first book of which, The Invisible Guardian, has been filmed and is due for release this year. She talks to Spanish journalist Antonio San José about her vision of literature.

Event in Spanish
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Dolores Redondo in conversation with Antonio San José

Event 40

Joaquín Almunia and Guillermo de la Dehesa

Europe, Brexit and Trumpit...

– Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE university, Aula Magna

Joaquín Almunia, one of Spain’s foremost politicians on the international stage and a former vice president of the European Commission, talks to Guillermo de la Dehesa, economist, entrepreneur and president of the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research. 

Simultaneous translation from Spanish to English
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Joaquín Almunia and Guillermo de la Dehesa

Event 41

Jenny Valentine, Carlos Aganzo, José Félix Valdivieso, Dionisio Uría, Ben Okri and Christina Ward

Garden readings: My words, others’ words

– Venue: Jardín Romeral de San Marcos

In this new edition of the Garden Readings cycle, an event that reaches its eighth year, Jenny Valentine, Carlos Aganzo, José Félix Valdivieso, Dionisio Uría, Ben Okri and Christina Ward, will read their own work or that of a favourite author during a stroll through the Jardín del Romeral de San Marcos. In case of rain, the event will be transferred to the Museo Esteban Vicente at the same time.

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Jenny Valentine, Carlos Aganzo, José Félix Valdivieso, Dionisio Uría, Ben Okri and Christina Ward

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