Hay Festival Segovia 2021

The sixteenth edition of the Hay Festival Segovia will be held from September 16 to 19, 2021. For the first time, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region. All events will be in-person — some will be streamed too — respecting the security protocols. More information here.


Event 72

Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, Santiago Iñiguez, Hana Jalloul, Simon Kuper and Adrian Wooldridge

Meritocracy and elitism

Venue: IE University
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Santiago Iñiguez, Executive President of IE University and an international expert in education, brings together a group of experts to debate the meaning of meritocracy and its implications in education and other spheres of social life. The historian, journalist and member of parliament, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo; the researcher into subjects related to international terrorism and member of the Assembly of Madrid, Hana Jalloul; the author of >The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made it to the Modern World and international journalist, Adrian Wooldridge; and the Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper, author of Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK reflect with Iñiguez on the impact of this phenomenon in history and in the future of our societies.

Once the event has finished, the authors will sign books in the booth outside IE University.

With simultaneous translation from English into Spanish and vice versa

Price: €8.00 (EUR)

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