2019 Humanities Lecture: Professor Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University) “Atomic Energy and the Arrogance of Man”

Friday March 22nd 2019, 9.30 am - Room F001 (Maria de Molina 2, Madrid)

On the morning of April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. This lecture will draw on new sources to lay bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime’s control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl, claims Plokhii, looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world.

Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. Author of several well received books, including, The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union (2014), The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (2015) and Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation (New York, 2017). His most recent book, Chernobyl: A History of Tragedy won the UK Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction in November 2018.

Coffee and refreshements will be served afterwards

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Conference “Innovation as a product of human knowledge”

Wednesday October 10th 2018, 10 am - Room 506 (Maria de Molina 31 Bis, Madrid)

Creativity and the capacity for Innovation are two of the most valuable Human Skills. This two key features are consequence of Human Knowledge and during this talk it will be analyzed the procedure of this human ability. Having a deeper understanding of a man, gives us advantages in our performance in the social market as well as it helps in the task of resource optimization.

Speaker: Diego Valor Bravo Ph.D.

Camino a una nueva transición

Jueves 10 de mayo a las 19h en F001 (Maria de Molina 2 , Madrid)

Conversación de Rafael de Miguel con Tom Burns Marañón donde tratarán la crisis del sistema bipartidista y el nuevo horizonte que se vislumbra.

Rafael de Miguel, Director Adjunto en El Pais, y Tom Burns, colaborador en El Mundo y Expansión, ex corresponsal de Financial Times, Washington Post Newsweek. Además de Autor de Conversaciones sobre el Rey (Plaza & Janés, 1995) Conversaciones sobre el socialismo (Plaza y Janés, 1996) Conversaciones sobre la derecha (Plaza y Janés, 1997) Hispanomanía, (Plaza y Janés, 20002) Juan Carlos I (Ediciones B, 2003) La monarquía necesaria (Planeta, 2007) y Entre el ruido y la furia (Galaxia Gutemberg, 2017)

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1914: the crisis of empire

Thursday March 15th 2018, 6 pm • Venue: F001 (Maria de Molina 2, Madrid)

The beginning of the First World War launched Europe into the cruellest and bloodiest war the continent had witnessed so far. In Russia, the conflict precipitated the end of the tsar regime of the Romanovs, who had ruled the Russian Empire autocratically for centuries. How did external factors contributed to precipitate the end of the Russian Empire and how this crises unleashed the revolutionary process is the main focus of the present conference.

Dominic Lieven is a research professor at University of Cambridge (Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College) and a Fellow of the British Academy and of Trinity College, Cambridge. His works include: The Russian Empire and its Rivals (John Murray 2003) Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 (Penguin 2009) and Towards the Flame: Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia (Penguin 2015)

Conferencia “La utilidad de las Humanidades para el líder digital”

Jueves 1 de marzo a las 19.30h en F001 (Maria de Molina 2 , Madrid)

En un momento en el que estamos viviendo grandes avances relacionados con la digitalización en las empresas, en nuestro día a día o nuestra vida personal, vamos a necesitar una gran dosis de humanismo para poder tener una vida personal y profesional equilibrada. Si además, tenemos en cuenta las previsiones de la OMS sobre la epidemia de depresión prevista para el 2030 en el mundo occidental, es en este momento en el que nos debemos preguntar qué significa ser humano. Porque un ser humano no es solo eficacia científica para lograr resultados económicos. En esta charla exploraremos las características del liderazgo humanista, las posibilidades de adquirir las soft skills permitiendo que la filosofía, el arte, la literatura, te enseñe cómo crear conexiones neuronales sanas. Un líder es aquel que hace que las personas a su alrededor crezcan, mejoren y se desarrollen y un líder de hoy y del futuro deberá, además, saber mantener el equilibrio ente Humanismo y Digitalización.

Paloma Sanz García (EMBA 2017) es Licenciada en Humanidades, Máster en Recursos Humanos por la Universidad italiana Lumsa, Coach y formadora de PNL certificada. Autora del libro “¿Estás preparado?” (Punto Rojo, 2014). Es Directora de Innovación y Gestión del talento en el Colegio Ramón y Cajal.