Tickets for Hay Festival Segovia, 19-22 September 2019, on sale now.
The Leadership experts present the results of a two year study on the leadership behaviours of 600 Spanish executives. Looking at today’s leaders and executives, can we identify styles and needs for the future? Are there notable differences between the leadership strengths of male and female executives? What behavioral weaknesses are most likely to derail their careers? How can we help them to reach their maximum potential?
Marta Williams and Stephen Adamson, have created a unique Personal Development Program for more than 600 executives studying at Madrid’s IE University. For the past two years these executives/students have received a creative combination of specialized psychometric testing, in-depth analysis of their leadership styles, and feedback from their co-workers back at their jobs. Measurements were conducted on a continuous basis to track growth and perceptions of change from multiple points of view.
In this new edition of My Own and Others’ -a cycle of readings aloud that reaches its ninth edition at Hay Festival Segovia-: Alonso Ruiz-Rosas, Caroline Michel, Simon Manley, Antonio Lucas, Sabrina Mahfouz, José Félix Valdivieso, Christina Ward, read own texts or from their favourite authors, during the walk through the corners of the Garden of Romeral de San Marcos.
In case of rain, the event is moved to the Alhóndiga, same schedule.
Psychological war. Better than Game of Thrones. The keys of the global geostrategy.
For some years now, due to the complex current situation, the science of geopolitics is acquiring an importance that it had lost after the Second World War. How are the countries related? What power strategies do they use? Through numerous examples, we will see that there are a series of classic strategies, all with a background of hypocrisy and taking advantage of the weaknesses of others, which have prevailed over time.
The colonel and expert strategist Pedro Baños takes us into the unknowns of these games of domination between countries and reveals the keys and tricks of world power. He talks with José María Beneyto, writer of El spy who deceived Hitler, with a background in Nazi Germany.
Chekhov, a doctor by profession, said that medicine was his legal wife, while literature was only his lover. The Russian author took advantage of this double condition: his consultation served him as a privileged laboratory for the miseries of the soul. The precariousness of the literary profession forces most contemporary writers to practice this double life. The fact that very few can survive dedicated exclusively to creation raises reasonable questions: Does literature feed on the professional knowledge of part-time authors, or does it suffer from the lack of a more complete dedication? Isabel P. Fuentes alternates her position as director of the CaixaForum Madrid with the writing of novels. Miquel Molina also leads a double life: he is deputy editor of the newspaper La Vanguardia and novelist. Both will discuss their status as extramarital writers.
Eduardo Arroyo's drama career has been one of the keys to his creativity. The artist has dedicated four decades to building and designing sets for theater and opera together with Klaus Michael Grüber for the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opera or different theaters in Germany, France and Spain. The writer Jesús Ruíz Mantilla and writer and journalist of RTVE, Lara Siscar, talk with the artist.
The writer and historian Giles Tremlett was awarded the prestigious 2018 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography for Isabella of Castile, Europe’s First Great Queen. Segovia, where Isabella proclaimed herself queen, plays a central role in a controversial story of ambition, violence and success. Tremlett is a Fellow of the London School of Economic’s Cañada Blanch Centre. He has previously published a biography of Isabella’s daughter Catherine of Aragon and a celebrated study of contemporary Spain, Ghosts of Spain. He is a former Madrid correspondent for The Guardian and The Economist, and is currently Contributing Editor at The Guardian.
IN COLLABORATION WITH LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
The president of the Vasarely Foundation and grandson of Victor Vasarely talks to Guillermo Solana, Director of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza de Madrid, about the recent exhibition Victor Vasarely: The Birth of Op Art, which covers the chronological evolution of the Hungarian-French artist’s body of work. They discuss the influence of the Bauhaus movement in the work of the father of Op Art and his utopic vision Polychromatic City of Happiness, which defines the artist’s interest in integrating art into architecture and public spaces.
COORGANIZED WITH MUSEO THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA AND THE LIGET BUDAPEST PROJECT
The Spanish Film Director Isabel Coixet, one of the most recognized Spanish film creators in the international scene, awarded several Goya Awards, talks about coexistence and identity with Raphael Minder born in Switzerland, correspondent in Spain for the New York Times since 2010 and author of the book La lucha por Catalunya (The Stuggle for Catalonia).
Carolina Jeux, CEO of Telefónica Educación Digital, exposes how the digital revolution is transforming all aspects of our lives. It is not a matter of a period of change, but rather of a change of period that needs us all to understand the role that technology is playing and how it is going to change the world. Digitalization is having an impact on education, a key pillar of progress for society and the well-being of all citizens. It is fundamental today to integrate technology in education to achieve democratization of access to knowledge, and guarantee greater equality of opportunities, even if it forces us to keep on learning throughout our lives.
IN COLLABORATION WITH TELEFÓNICA FOUNDATION AND TELEFÓNICA EDUCACIÓN DIGITAL
In her most intimate work to date, the fabulous painter, Paula Bonet breaks her silence - one that burdens women when they have had a miscarriage. She presents the drawings of animals she made while pregnant that accompany her diary entries in the months leading up to her miscarriages and in the ensuing days. With a direct and unsentimental tone, her reflections dig deeply into the reader. The narrative ends up with two letters she wrote to her children months before their due date. She discusses Rodents with EFE’s head of culture, Concha Barrigós.
Double Olympic Gold (Rio and Beijing), Triple World Champion, Masterchef Celebrity Contest Winner, author of "4 years for 32 Seconds", young father, canoeist and national policeman, Saul Craviotto lives at 200%. He talks about his personal recipe with Teresa Baca, sports journalist, host of programs about Michelin stars and one of the most international Spanish models of the moment.
The Spanish writer, an academic chair of the Real Academia Española, columnist for El País and winner of the Príncipe de Asturias de las Letras award talks about his latest novel A Lonely Walk Among People with Nativel Preciado. Muñoz Molina lived in New York, where he has headed the Cervantes Institute, and draws inspiration from his fellow Spaniard Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York, with a discourse that wavers between the concerns of the narrator and the observations of his surroundings.
Los Mejores de los Nuestros is a program associated with the Castilla y León Awards that seeks to bring to the public the figure and career of the personalities deserving of the highest distinction awarded by the community of Castilla y León in areas such as thought, art , literature, science, human values and sports. Participants are, among others, the prestigious internationally renowned palaeontologist, Juan Luis Arsuaga and the Jurist Araceli Mangas.
Ismael is one of the greatest exponents of Spanish folklore, as much in the research of popular music’s roots as in its performance and outreach. Offspring of the May of 68 movement, he has intoned the poetry of Machado, Hernández or Salinas, and sung songs of protest for democracy and peaceful coexistence. Trusted friend of the great, late poet Gloria Fuertes, he was appointed as executor of her will. He placed her lyrics among the top positions in the rankings. He will talk with Segovian journalist and influencer Aurelio Martín.
Part 1: The documentary represents the debut of Vanessa Redgrave as cinema director. It is a very personal reflexion about the current world crisis with refugees seen through the eyes and voices of activists and children that mix past and present, documentary and theatre in their reflexion about the importance of Human Rights. This documentary was produced by Carlo Nero.
Casting: Vanessa Redgrave, Alfred Dubs, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, Martin Sherman.
The installation artist Kate Daudy provides her personal accounts of their respective encounters with refugees and how their plight has inspired and moved them. They are joined on stage by film maker Carlo Nero who produced Sea Sorrow, Redgrave’s directorial debut, and Lord Dubs, Labour politician, leader in migrant policies, Member of Parliament. They will all discuss the enabling capability of art as an instrument of change in a conversation moderated by writer and journalist Elena Pita.
They share a surname and the gift of storytelling, whether real or fictional. Iñaki and Aitor Gabilondo are two masters in the trade, an uncle and nephew from San Sebastian who reside in Madrid. Iñaki has been a journalist for more than half a century and is the doyen of radio and television in Spain. Aitor is the sought-after scriptwriter of screen successes such as El príncipe, Allí abajo and Vivir sin permiso. He is currently working on the adaptation of Fernando Aramburu’s novel Patria for television. It will be the first fictional production by HBO in Spain.
IN COLLABORATION WITH DIPUTACIÓN DE SEGOVIA
Marwan and Luis Ramiro are two of the greatest exponents in this wave of new contemporary poetry. They mix poems from their books and singing some songs from their respective discs. This is a performance in which they will ask for the collaboration of the public and share their love of language.