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Event 19

Hallie Rubenhold in conversation with Lucía Blasco

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Hallie Rubenhold (United Kingdom-United States) is a historian, writer and historical consultant for television programmes and film. She has written two historical novels and five non-fiction books, including The Covent Garden Ladies and Lady Worsley’s Whim, which inspired television series in the United Kingdom. Her most recent work is The Five, which compiles the five biographies of women murdered in 1888 and presumed to be victims of the famous Jack the Ripper. Her work is an exploration of the lives of women in the UK in the 19th century, with particular interest in an aspect that was taboo in the conservative British society of the period: sex.

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Hallie Rubenhold in conversation with Lucía Blasco (Spanish translation)

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Hallie Rubenhold (United Kingdom-United States) is a historian, writer and historical consultant for television programmes and film. She has written two historical novels and five non-fiction books, including The Covent Garden Ladies and Lady Worsley’s Whim, which inspired television series in the United Kingdom. Her most recent work is The Five, which compiles the five biographies of women murdered in 1888 and presumed to be victims of the famous Jack the Ripper. Her work is an exploration of the lives of women in the UK in the 19th century, with particular interest in an aspect that was taboo in the conservative British society of the period: sex.

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Hallie Rubenhold in conversation with Lucía Blasco (Spanish translation)

Event 20

Esther Duflo in conversation with Ana María Ibáñez

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Esther Duflo, (France) a former advisor to Barack Obama, is an MIT academic. In 2010 she received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most outstanding economist in the United States aged under 40. She was listed by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential thinkers and her books have been translated into over fifteen languages. She was a joint winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. Another of the winners was Abhijit Banerjee, with whom she has written her latest book, Good Economics for Hard Times (2020), a work that shows how understanding the economy and using this knowledge well can help to resolve some of the most acute social and political problems of our times: from migration to inequality, sluggish growth and accelerating climate change. In conversation with Ana María Ibáñez.

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Esther Duflo in conversation with Ana María Ibáñez (Spanish translation)

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Esther Duflo, (France) a former advisor to Barack Obama, is an MIT academic. In 2010 she received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most outstanding economist in the United States aged under 40. She was listed by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential thinkers and her books have been translated into over fifteen languages. She was a joint winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. Another of the winners was Abhijit Banerjee, with whom she has written her latest book, Good Economics for Hard Times (2020), a work that shows how understanding the economy and using this knowledge well can help to resolve some of the most acute social and political problems of our times: from migration to inequality, sluggish growth and accelerating climate change. In conversation with Ana María Ibáñez.

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Esther Duflo in conversation with Ana María Ibáñez (Spanish translation)

Event 21

Jacqueline Novogratz in conversation with Ricardo Ávila

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Jacqueline Novogratz (United States) is the founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund, a pioneering non-profit venture capital fund that uses business strategies to solve problems of poverty around the world. With a background in investment banking, Novogratz is also the author of The Blue Sweater, a book that looks at the idea of charity and proposes a kind of philanthropic investment she calls “patient capital”. In her new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution, Novogratz talks about the new skills and values necessary to live together in this world. She will talk to Ricardo Ávila.

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Jacqueline Novogratz in conversation with Ricardo Ávila (Spanish translation)

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Jacqueline Novogratz (United States) is the founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund, a pioneering non-profit venture capital fund that uses business strategies to solve problems of poverty around the world. With a background in investment banking, Novogratz is also the author of The Blue Sweater, a book that looks at the idea of charity and proposes a kind of philanthropic investment she calls “patient capital”. In her new book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution, Novogratz talks about the new skills and values necessary to live together in this world. She will talk to Ricardo Ávila.

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Jacqueline Novogratz in conversation with Ricardo Ávila (Spanish translation)

Event 22

Hernando García and Mauricio Diazgranados in conversation with Mónica Fonseca

Eating, healing and creating: the power of plants and fungi of Colombia

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The journalist, blogger and United Nations Environmental Ambassador, Mónica Fonseca, talks to Hernando García, Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, and to Mauricio Diazgranados, head of the research team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. Colombia has the second richest biodiversity in the world, with around 26,000 registered plant species, of which 5,803 are reported to have possible uses. The diversity of fungi may be just as great, but not as explored. This biodiversity and its uses represent a great opportunity for the country’s green development. Taking some examples from the Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project run by Kew together with the Humboldt Institute, we will analyse how science, community work and technology can help to resolve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. This event includes the the participation of the UK ambassador to Colombia, Colin Martin-Reynolds.

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Hernando García and Mauricio Diazgranados in conversation with Mónica Fonseca (English translation)

Eating, healing and creating: the power of plants and fungi of Colombia

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The journalist, blogger and United Nations Environmental Ambassador, Mónica Fonseca, talks to Hernando García, Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, and to Mauricio Diazgranados, head of the research team at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. Colombia has the second richest biodiversity in the world, with around 26,000 registered plant species, of which 5,803 are reported to have possible uses. The diversity of fungi may be just as great, but not as explored. This biodiversity and its uses represent a great opportunity for the country’s green development. Taking some examples from the Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project run by Kew together with the Humboldt Institute, we will analyse how science, community work and technology can help to resolve some of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. This event includes the the participation of the UK ambassador to Colombia, Colin Martin-Reynolds.

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Hernando García and Mauricio Diazgranados in conversation with Mónica Fonseca (English translation)

Event 23

Jorge Drexler in conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

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Composer, singer-songwriter and the creator of songs that are loved and listened to all over the Spanish-speaking world, Jorge Drexler (Uruguay) has been making music for over thirty years, experimenting with genres including folk, pop and alternative rock. He has released 13 albums, has won five Latin Grammy awards in the categories of Record of the Year (2), Album of the Year (2) and Song of the Year (1), and in 2005 he won an Oscar for Best Original Song with “Al otro lado del río”, from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. In conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

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Event P7

Goyo in conversation with Roberto Pombo

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Goyo is a member and co-founder of the band ChocQuibTown, winner of a Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Song in 2010 for “De donde vengo yo”, and the Best Tropical Fusion Album of 2015 for El mismo. With ChocQuibTown, which also features her brother Slow Mike and her husband Tostao, Goyo has collaborated with artists such as Carlos Vives, Diego Torres and Ivete Sangalo. ChocQuibTown, currently one of the most important Latin music bands in the world, fuses rhythms such as funk, reggae and hip-hop with music typical of the Colombian Pacific. Goyo talks about her career as the ChocQuibTown vocalist with El Tiempo Editor, Roberto Pombo.

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Isabel Allende in conversation with Jan Martínez Ahrens

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An event that pays homage to that great woman of letters, Isabel Allende, who received the 2020 Liber Prize for her career and her passion for communicating with readers. She has written works such as The House of the Spirits (1982), Forest of the Pygmies (2004) and Inés of My Soul (2006). This last novel was made into a television series by RTVE in 2020. That same year she published her latest book, Mujeres del alma mía. This memoire and essay is about the writer’s relationship with feminism and the fact of being a woman. With this book, Allende also calls for the need to live one’s old age to the full, "My story is told in every year I have lived and every wrinkle I have.” She will talk about her career, her experiences and her writing with the director of El País América Jan Martínez Ahrens.

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Event P9

Carlos Vives in conversation with Juan Gossaín

Back to an Amphibious Culture. Conversation and live concert

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This is the memory of a captain who navigated the great river and a vallenatero who discovered a lost world. In Cumbiana, relatos del mundo perdido (2020), Carlos Vives and Guillermo Barreto lead us to discover the origin of cumbia through a magical journey that weaves together the memory of the artist and the notes of the historian. This book is the portal to the reconstruction of an amazing amphibian nation that united its destiny in America with European culture and with African culture to leave a musical legacy that has marked history. This event includes a concert acoompanied by Yeison Landero on the accordion.

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