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Event 78

Estefanía Muñoz, Jay Bernard, Belén Ferrier, Simon Manley, Caroline Michel, Nikesh Shukula, José Felix Valdivieso, Matthijs van Bozel and Christina Ward

Garden readings: My words, others’ words

Venue: Jardín Romeral de San Marcos

Continuing the tradition of Garden Readings cycle, Estefanía Muñoz, Jay Bernard, Belén Ferrier, Simon Manley, Caroline Michel, Nikesh Shukula, José Felix Valdivieso, Matthijs van Bozel 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 the event of rain, the event will be transferred to the chapel of the Museo Esteban Vicente at the same hour.

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Estefanía Muñoz, Jay Bernard, Belén Ferrier, Simon Manley, Caroline Michel, Nikesh Shukula, José Felix Valdivieso, Matthijs van Bozel and Christina Ward

Event 79

Giles Tremlett in conversation with Adam Austerfield

Catherine of Aragón

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

A former correspondent for The Guardian and now for The Economist, Giles Tremlett has been writing about Spain for nearly three decades. He discusses his latest book, Catherine of Aragon, with Adam Austerfield, Director of Global Market Development at LSE Enterprise. Given their mutual interest in current affairs, the pair will find it hard to resist discussing recent trends in Spanish politics and the likely impact of Brexit on Spain.

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Event 80

Iain Hutchison and Quico Serrano in conversation with Félix Losada

Saving Faces

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

Maxillofacial surgeon Professor Iain Hutchison of St Bartholomew’s hospital, London, and the founder of research charity Saving Faces, talks to Spanish surgeon Dr. Quico Serrano, who volunteers his skills to a range of medical organizations in the developing world, and Félix Losada, Chief Marketing & Institutional Relations Officer at Deloitte about his foundation’s work and the challenges and successes of reconstructive surgery.

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Event 81

Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Sergio Del Molino and Toño Fraguas

Nine reasons to love Greek

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

The author of surprise best-seller La lingua geniale, 9 ragioni per amare il Greco discusses why she believes the world would be a better place if we all took the time to learn the language of Aristotle. Andrea is in conversation with Sergio Del Molino, writer and essayist who has published "La mirada de los peces" and with Toño Fraguas.

Simultaneous translation from Italian to Spanish and from Spanish to Italian
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Andrea Marcolongo in conversation with Sergio Del Molino and Toño Fraguas

Event 82

César A. Molina, José Luis García Delgado, J.J.Armas Marcelo, Daniel Martín Mayorga. Moderated by Fernando R. Lafuente

Round table: History and Fiction: global Spanish

Venue: Palacio Quintanar

Four of Spain’s leading academics discuss the growing role of Spanish internationally, exploring the challenges, hopes, problems and realities of what has been called the “oil” of the Ibero-American community around the world.

Moderated by Fernando R. Lafuente

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César A. Molina, José Luis García Delgado, J.J.Armas Marcelo, Daniel Martín Mayorga. Moderated by Fernando R. Lafuente

Event 84

Screening: Heidi

Swiss Children’s Cinema

Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Based on the novelby Johanna Spyri, this is the latest version of the universal classic about a young girl who lives with her grandfather in a modest chalet in the Swiss Alps. Together with her friend Peter, Heidi looks after her grandfather’s goats and enjoys the freedom in the mountains until her Aunt Dete takes her to Frankfurt. There, in the family of the wealthy Mr. Sesemann, she becomes the inseparable friend of sickly Clara and must learn to read and write under the supervision of her strict governess, Fräulein Rottenmeier. But Heidi will soon have to decide about whether to continue her new life or return to her beloved mountains and grandfather.

Length: 105 minutes

Directed by Alain Gsponer

1hr 45m
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Screening: Heidi

Event 83

José María Lassalle, Enric Juliana and Juan Cruz

Against populism?

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

José María Lassalle, Spanish Secretary of State for the Digital Agenda, has just published Contra el populismo, an attack against the rise of populism on the right and left throughout Europe. Spanish journalist Enric Juliana, critic and novelist Juan Cruz discuss the role of populism in politics today. 

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Event 97

Fernando Aramburu in conversation with Jesús García Calero

Literature has something important to say again

Venue: Campus Santa Cruz La Real, IE University, Sala Mayor

The ability to give voice to a society’s voice has been shown by Patria, the new novel by Fernando Aramburu. A literary testimony to the worst years of ETA’s terrorism and the divisions sown among the Basque people. This is a novel that proves literature still has the power to change the way we think.

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Fernando Aramburu in conversation with Jesús García Calero

Event 87

Exhibition: Too Good to Waste

Venue: Plaza Mayor

Too Good to Waste seeks to question the validity of the current relationship between wood consumption and fashion. Contrary to popular perception, not all forests are disappearing. In fact, the vast American hardwood forest is a quickly expanding resource and the volume of its standing timber has more than doubled in the last 50 years.

A guided tour of the American Hardwood Export Council’s Too Good to Waste project, an interactive installation designed by Barcelona-based architect Benedetta Tagliabue, and crafted by furniture makers Benchmark.

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Event 53

Luis Cueto in conversation with Luis Alemany

Madrid, a city in change

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

Luis Cueto, General Coordintor of Madrid City Hall and President of IFEMA has worked in just about every aspect of government and administration: he discusses the changes underway in the Spanish capital with Luis Alemany of El Mundo.

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Luis Cueto in conversation with Luis Alemany

Event 88

Luis Vidal in conversation with Simon Manley

Airports: Gateways into Cities

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

Luis Vidal is one of Spain’s leading architects and over the last two decades has been involved in the design of some of Europe’s major airports, incorporating the most advanced technology to improve their flexibility and efficiency. He talks to Simon Manley, the British ambassador, about the role that air hubs can play within the broader challenge of adapting our cities to changing times.  

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Luis Vidal in conversation with Simon Manley

Event 89

Ben Okri

La política de la literatura

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

The best-selling author of Booker Prize–winning novel The Famished Road uses surrealism to show the dysfunction of a politically scarred country. He talks to Spanish journalist Jesús Calero about his work and latest projects.

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Ben Okri

Event 90

Doris Salcedo

Remembering the forgotten

Venue: Capilla Museo Esteban Vicente

The work of Colombian artist Doris Salcedo explores pain, trauma and loss, while creating space for individual and collective mourning. She has staged events and exhibitions in many of the world’s leading galleries and spaces. She talks to Spanish journalist and writer Jesús Ruiz Mantilla about her latest work, Palimpsesto, commissioned by Spain’s Reina Sofía Museum, which is in homage to migrants who have drowned while crossing the Mediterranean.

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Doris Salcedo

Event 91

Juan Cruz in conversation with Carlos Granés and Karina Sainz

A writer’s life

Venue: Palacio Quintanar

Renowned arts critic and novelist Juan Cruz has published close to 40 books over the last four decades. He talks to Colombian anthropologist and writer Carlos Granés and Venezuelan writer Karina Sainz about his latest book, Un golpe de vida, the story of a life marked by the profession of journalism and something more than a lucid vision of the world: a compromised way of breathing and living in it.

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Event 92

Philippe Sands

East West Street

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

Human rights lawyer and writer Philippe Sands is the author of the acclaimed East West Street, part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, which explores the links he uncovered between the impact of the holocaust on his family during the Second World War and the Nuremberg Trial, an inquiry that also informs the way contemporary history is developing. He talks to Guillermo Altares of El País about the journey behind East West Street.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English
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Philippe Sands

Event 93

Screening (Documentary): Vida y ficción

Why bother writing?

Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

The question at the heart of this new documentary, posed to some of Spain’s leading writers is simple, but not easy to answer: why do we still bother to write? Among those attempting to answer the question are Rosa Montero, Marta Sanz, Antonio Orejudo, Andrés Neuman, Juan Gabriel Vázquez and Rafael Reig.

Length: 57 minutes, with a 10-minute introduction by the director, followed by a 15-minute discussion.

Director: José Ovejero 2017.

1h 25m
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Event 94

Santiago Posteguillo in conversation with Ana Gavín

Closing event

Venue: La Alhóndiga

Best-selling Spanish novelist Santiago Posteguillo has written extensively about Ancient Rome, first in a trilogy about the Republic, and most recently in another trilogy about the life of Trajan. Posteguillo, who teaches English Literature, has also explored the secrets of forgotten and maudit writers in his last book, El séptimo círculo del infierno (The Seventh Circle of Hell). He discusses these and other aspects of his work with Ana Gavín, bringing to a literary close this year’s Hay Festival Segovia.

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Santiago Posteguillo in conversation with Ana Gavín

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