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Making sense of the world we live in

A conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

AIMED AT Master Degrees
EVENT TYPE Conferences & Master classes
EVENT FORMAT Global events
DATE 1st July 2020
TIME 12:00 - 13:00 (GMT +02:00)
LANGUAGE English
Making sense of the world we live in

Former UN Secretary General (2007-2016) Ban Ki-Moon will be sitting down with Susana Malcorra, dean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs, to discuss a range of topics—including current challenges and how the multilateral system can adapt, opportunities presented by the 2030 Agenda, and the types of skills professionals need to excel in today’s international environment.

Finally, they’ll reflect on the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring what it will mean for our future. 

Susana Malcorra is Dean at IE School of Global and Public Affairs and was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Argentina. Becoming in 2012 Chief of Staff for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave her invaluable experience for both humanitarian aid and peacekeeping operations. She has handled complex negotiations as a diplomat in various countries. She coordinated the mission to eliminate Syrian chemical weapons and the first ever Ebola emergency response in West Africa.

Full biography: https://www.ie.edu/school-global-public-affairs/faculty-and-research/faculty/susana-malcorra/

Ban Ki-Moon:

Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean politician and diplomat who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 2007 to December 2016. Ban was the foreign minister of South Korea from January 2004 to November 2006. On October 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly. As Secretary-General, he was responsible for several major reforms on peacekeeping and UN employment practices. Diplomatically, Ban has taken particularly strong views on global warming, pressing the issue repeatedly with U.S. President George W. Bush, and on the Darfur conflict, where he helped persuade Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to allow peacekeeping troops to enter Sudan.

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Our speakers

Dean at IE School of Global and Public Affairs

Susana Malcorra is Dean at IE School of Global and Public Affairs and was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Argentina. Becoming in 2012 Chief of Staff for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave her invaluable experience for both humanitarian aid and peacekeeping operations. She has handled complex negotiations as a diplomat in various countries. She coordinated the mission to eliminate Syrian chemical weapons and the first ever Ebola emergency response in West Africa.