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Ciudadanos: the ‘tortoise’ that may beat the ‘hare’ – a EUROPP blog post
ose Javier Olivas of LSE argues on the European Politics and Policy blog that while Podemos has received greater media attention, the more moderate and constructive reformist agenda pursued by Ciudadanos is likely to give them a better chance of shaping the actions of future Spanish governments.

Applications open for the first 2015 LSE Masterclass in Social Sciences
The first masterclass is on The Transformation of Politics in Europe. The masterclass will be taught by LSE academics including Professor Simon Hix, Professor Tony Travers and Professor Charlie Beckett.

London Spanish Film Festival
London Spanish Film Festival

LSE Masterclass for Young Leaders in Business
A week in London

Leading Urban Transformations: A public talk by Enrique Peñalosa
Mr Enrique Peñalosa, President of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in New York and former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, will deliver a talk on ‘Leading Urban Transformations’ on 17 March in Sant Pau, Barcelona. A cava reception will follow the public event.

Experiencing LSE – the Basque Programme
The past was studied, the present was debated and the future was forecasted: “we will have to wait ten years for the answer and meet again to discuss it” was one of our favorite sentences; I wish this could be true.

Urban futures: the Ajuntament of Barcelona at LSE
Urban planners from Barcelona's town hall visit LSE to expand their knowledge of urban planning, housing policy, city governance and regeneration projects.

War is Beautiful – free film screening
Dr Aelwen Wetherby will introduce the film “War is Beautiful” on Thursday 19 February at 18.00 in Room 1.11, Cowdray House on the LSE campus, followed by the film screening.

Eco-Cities: New project with University Rey Juan Carlos and FCC in Spain
LSE Enterprise has entered into a new agreement in Spain with academics from the University Rey Juan Carlos and FCC

Visit to the Supreme Court for the Global Dimensions Programme students
Last Thursday undergraduate students from the Global Dimensions Programme visited the Supreme Court.

After Syriza’s victory, Podemos now poses a major threat to the Spanish political establishment: a EUROPP blog post
Following Syriza's victory in Greece, Vicente Navarro writes on the growth of Podemos in LSE's European Politics and Policy blog.

LSE Enterprise welcomes students for the second Global Dimensions Programme
This week 26 final year undergraduates from Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) and sister universities arrived at LSE for the six-month Global Dimensions Programme. The programme is divided into a ten-week academic course and a four-week applied programme in preparation for a 12-week internship at a London company.

El talento en la economía global: post by Juan Luis Manfredi
Read the post about the latest LSE Masterclasses

Valencia: a strategy for economic competitiveness within Europe
LSE collaborated with the Fundación Cañada Blanch, the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, the Asociación Valenciana de Empresarios, and Bankia on the workshop, Cómo Puede Competir la Economía Valenciana en el Escenario Europeo?

A plan to tackle youth unemployment
Writing on Nada Es Gratis, Professor Samuel Bentolila and Associate Professor Marcel Jansen recommend policies to deal with the youth unemployment crisis in Spain. They spoke on this subject at the November 2014 IZA World of Labor / CEMFI / LSE Enterprise panel discussion on Tackling Youth Unemployment, alongside Professor Alexander Kritikos and Dr Werner Eichhorst.

Promoting excellence in business
LSE Enterprise and Madrid Excelente have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on sharing the best practices of companies from both countries to improve their competitiveness.

FT article says Rajoy must go if Spain is to confront the threats it faces
Luis Garicano, Professor of Economics and Strategy at LSE, writes about the threats to the Spanish constitutional order from the forces of fragmentation and an anti-modern national populism.

The Future of Banking as a Profession
Is there a need for banking standards in Britain and worldwide - and could London be the benchmark? How can banking become a profession? How can banks serve the public interest?

Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the conditions for success
At the recent conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, organised by Madrid Excelente and Mutua Madrileña, the Minister of Economy and Finance said that innovation and entrepreneurship are crucial to the process of economic recovery and improving business competitiveness.

Tackling Youth Unemployment
LSE and the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) are hosting an IZA World of Labor event on tackling youth unemployment.

Should Catalonia hold an independence referendum?
LSE’s EUROPP blog asked four of its contributors to give their views on whether Catalonia should hold an independence referendum. Read their posts at the links below: Francesc Trillas: “Catalonia should find a better way than a secession referendum to decide about its future constitutional status” Montserrat Guibernau: “Why should Catalans be ‘different’ from the Scots? Are they second-rate citizens?” Joan […]

Why nations matter
LSE Director Professor Calhoun was in Bilbao for the Basque Country discussions 'Why nations matter', which coincided with the Scottish referendum on 18 September.

Catalonia could follow Scotland in using its independence movement as leverage to win more devolved powers: a EUROPP blog post
On 9 November, 2014, Catalonia plans to hold a non-binding referendum for independence from Spain. By this time, the Scots will have already decided whether they want to leave the UK. Yet, while there are similarities between these two regions, such as a 300 year old union with their parent state, they each have different reasons for wanting independence. Read […]

Why Nations Matter: free talk in Bilbao
Join LSE Director and President, Professor Craig Calhoun, for a talk on Why Nations Matter this September. The event will be held at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao on Thursday 18 September 2014. The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish. Places are free and all are welcome; please register online using the form below. Venue: Guggenheim Museum, Av. Abandoibarra, 2, 48009 Bilbao, Spain Time: Doors open […]

Elusive peace in the Basque country: an LSE Review of Books post
Read Ana Varela-Rey's review of Teresa Whitfield's Endgame for ETA: Elusive Peace in the Basque Country on the LSE Review of Books blog.

Coverage of the Commission President candidates in the Spanish media… a EUROPP blog post
 In the spring 2013 Eurobarometer only 43 per cent of Spaniards backed the idea of having lead candidates. In autumn 2013, this figure increased to 52 per cent. Possibly the increased coverage in the media has helped inform people and enhance support. Perhaps the same could have happened in France and the UK if their media had increased their coverage. In LSE’s European […]

New students head to LSE
LSE Enterprise Spain hosts a pre-departure event in Madrid for students heading to LSE

Global Dimensions Programme: The Internship
The five-month Global Dimensions Programme has seen 35 Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) final year undergraduates and recent graduates come to LSE to study. The programme is divided into a ten-week academic course and a four-week applied programme in preparation for a 12-week internship in London. If you have been following our previous posts, you may remember meeting some of the students […]

Technology and business talk at the Fundación Ramón Areces
Dr Carsten Sørensen of LSE's Department of Management (third from right) gave a keynote address on technology and business to 200 attendees at the Fundación Ramón Areces (FRA) in Madrid.

“Spain is Different”: Podemos and 15-M – from the Euro Crisis in the Press blog
In a Euro Crisis in the Press blog post, Cristina Flesher Fominaya examines what has led to Podemos' sudden rise and why their messages have had so much resonance with the voting public in Spain. Read the full discussion on the Euro Crisis in the Press blog.

In the news: Jorge Medina, director of the Master in Responsible Banking, IEB
LSE Custom Programmes has teamed up with the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) and the World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI) to offer executive education programmes in responsible banking.

UKTI Spain Technology Competition 2014 – the winners!
Startup Fidiliti have won the UKTI Spain Technology Competition 2014. They fended off competition with their smartphone app that allows users to store all their loyalty cards in one place, as well as giving them special offers, promos and discounts. Fidiliti have won two months of free desk space at Rainmaking Loft, a startup hub in St Katharine Docks, and will […]

¡Bienvenido! Welcome to our intern, Mar López
Mar López is completing a six-month internship at LSE Enterprise, helping to run courses and programmes for our executive education students. She has an academic background in public relations and events, and a deep interest in international relations and events.

Juan Carlos: Abdication and the Future of the Monarchy
Professor Paul Preston of LSE argues that the scandals that had plagued the king in recent years will be unimportant over the course of time, emphasising that Juan Carlos was instrumental in the transition to democracy in Spain today. Yet it’s hard to escape from an international trend where people are genuinely asking what exactly monarchies are for and whether we really need them.

“Theatre saved my life” – Sergi López on accidental movies and playing bad guys
If you have seen Pan’s Labyrinth, then you might understand some trepidation at the thought of meeting Sergi López. In Guillermo del Toro’s dark masterpiece, he plays a twisted sadist who enjoys torturing people with knives. The real life Sergi is fortunately not dressed in an intimidating military uniform. In fact, he has a large grin and buoyant air often […]

Language rights in Catalonia – a perspective from the EUROPP blog
  Could anyone imagine a situation whereby, in Wales or Scotland, pre-school pupils did not receive even one hour of education in English, only two at primary level and three at secondary? Well, that is exactly what is happening in Catalonia… On the EUROPP blog, Sonia Sierra and Mercè Vilarrubias discuss the monolingual model in Catalan schools and examine the evidence put […]

London Spanish Film Festival Spring Weekend
In September this year, the 10th edition of the London Spanish Film Festival will bring Spanish cinema to the capital, including David Trueba’s winner at this year’s Goya awards celebration, Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.  September is, of course, still a little while away, so Spanish film aficionados can feast upon a great line-up this weekend. As well as a showcase of […]

European Political Economy and Finance Programme – Deadline 12 May
This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to study at one of the world’s top universities. Are you: from the Basque Country; interested in European politics and the European economy; keen to study in London? Would you like a scholarship to do all of the above? If yes, then visit the website now and apply before 12 May. You […]

Streets of Spain festival, Southbank
As you may know from my previous blog post, I was fairly excited about the Streets of Spain festival last bank holiday weekend. So I hopped along to the Southbank and found that a little bit of Barcelona had indeed graced the banks of the Thames, bathing London in colourful glory. There was everything from olives, paella, jamón serrano, churros, chillies, […]

The Responsible Banking Challenge – Deadline 11 May
The Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) and World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI) have joined forces with LSE Custom Programmes to offer for the second year running executive education programmes in responsible banking. Emphasising the need for an approach that encompasses sustainable development and addresses corporate social responsibility, there are two online courses to choose from: the Executive Master in Responsible […]

Streets of Spain Festival, May 2nd – 5th
Phoebe Amoroso looks forward to the Streets of Spain festival at London's SouthBank Centre

LSE’s European Political Economy and Finance Programme – deadline approaching!
Are you from the Basque Country and interested in European politics? Do you want to study in London at one of the world’s most-renowned universities? And –  even better – would like a scholarship? The Diputación Foral de Bizkaia is offering scholarships to students to participate in LSE’s European Political Economy and Finance Programme, a ten-week programme this October. This […]

Spain’s labour market and social reforms have exacerbated the country’s unemployment problem: a EUROPP blog post
Vincent Navarro discusses the motivation behind and consequences of Spain’s labour market and social reforms on the European Politics and Policy blog.

LSE Review of Books: Linguistic Minorities in Democratic Context
Williams identifies, however obliquely at times… the need to recognize that despite the urgency of change in the way the modern state operates, there must also be a recognition that there are groups – however small or disparate – that operate as sovereign nations within larger sovereign states, that must ask or demand for their rights to be respected, but […]

A student’s thoughts: studying European Political Economy and Finance at LSE
Experiences of a 2013 participant on the European Political Economy and Finance programme at LSE - apply for a scholarship by 12 May

Scholarships available to study European Political Economy and Finance at LSE
The eighth specially selected group of participants from the Basque Country will have the opportunity to undertake a ten-week programme at LSE this October, generously supported by the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia.

LSE Review of Books blog post: Diversity Management in Spain
The book is not only topical, but it also highlights a dimension, which is seldom forgotten yet central to effectively dealing with diversity: namely, that immigration is a central dimension of diversity but not the only one, and local “autochthonous” or historical languages and identities also need to be addressed in debates about integration and diversity management. Verena Wisthaler gives […]

Quick catch up with students on the Global Dimensions Programme
Last week we caught up with two undergraduates from the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) who are coming to the end of the first part of the Global Dimensions Programme. They shared their thoughts on the programme, studying at LSE and life in London. David, who we also interviewed last month, mentioned that a real highlight was being taught by Robert […]

İHasta la próxima!
Having been at LSE Enterprise for about four months now, my marketing and communications internship must come to an end. It’s been a pleasure working for LSE Enterprise, and having joined shortly after graduating from LSE, it has been a joy working at the university and experiencing it from a different perspective. I have been lucky enough to meet fascinating […]

A busy week in Madrid
Last Wednesday, Juan María Nin, CEO of CaixaBank and Sir Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the Board of LSE gave a free talk on ‘Do Young People have a Future? Education, employment and mobility in the 21st century’. The talk, chaired by Marian Hens, former BBC correspondent and editor, was held at the Fundación Ramón Areces. Reports since the event emphasise […]

The Iran Dialogues – free LSE Enterprise sponsored talk in Madrid
Iran & the Conflicts in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq: Troubled Waters or Room for a Conversation? Professor Fawaz Gerges from the LSE and Dr Peter Jones from the University of Ottawa will be speaking at the seventh in the series of discussions being held in Spain by CITPax as part of its Iran Dialogues Series and the Iran Regional Perspectives […]

Professor Craig Calhoun speaks about Brazil’s economy
This week, LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun spoke to O Globo, a Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro, expressing his disappointment at the growth of the Brazilian economy at the end of last year. The interview, published in Portuguese, states that political issues, as well as economic performance, can and must improve for Brazil to be a dynamic economy.  […]

Applications welcome for the first LSE Masterclass in Social Sciences of 2014
As mentioned in our post on 18 February, LSE Enterprise have launched a new series of LSE Masterclasses in Social Sciences in Madrid. The free seminars, kindly sponsored by the Fundación Ramón Areces, start on Tuesday 1 April with the first Masterclass in Globalisation, Economic Development and International Migration. Other seminars in this year’s series include the economics of climate […]

NEW LSE Enterprise video about our work in Spain and Latin America
LSE Enterprise is very active in Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, running a series of projects and collaborations with the national and autonomous region governments and with the private sector. Watch the video below with Adam Austerfield, our project director based in Madrid, to find out more about what we can do for your organisation and how to get […]

Do Young People have a Future? Free LSE/FRA talk in Madrid
¿Los jóvenes tienen un futuro? Educación, empleo y movilidad en el siglo XXI  |  Do Young People have a Future? Education, employment and mobility in the 21st century This free talk by Juan María Nin, CEO of CaixaBank and Sir Peter Sutherland, Chairman of the Board of LSE, will be chaired by Marian Hens, former BBC correspondent and editor. Wednesday 5 March 2014 […]

LSE Custom Programmes to welcome students from Universidad de los Andes and EGADE Business School
During LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun’s visit to Colombia earlier this month, he visited the Universidad de los Andes to sign a contract with Dr Pablo del Carmen Navas Sanz de Santamaría, the President of the university, for a week-long custom programme at LSE. The custom programme is designed for participants from the ‘Presidentes de Empresa’ executive education programme of […]

LSE Enterprise have announced their second series of LSE Masterclasses in Madrid
Following the success of last year’s seminars, LSE Enterprise are launching a new series of LSE Masterclasses in Social Sciences. This series of seminars will bring some of the world´s best social scientists to Madrid to present and discuss the key issues facing Spain in the global context. The seminars this year include the economics of climate change, funding the welfare state and […]

Three minutes with students on the Global Dimensions Programme
UEM students tell us about their programme at LSE

One week left of the Gastro Festival in Madrid
By Joanna Roberts Since Madrid is currently celebrating the Gastro Festival (with food-related activities every day until 9 February) we thought we would bring you another traditional Spanish recipe post. Why should Madrid have all the fun, right? I couldn’t possibly take credit for this delicious twist on a traditional Spanish tortilla. It’s from Jamie Oliver’s great Jamie at Home. […]

What threatens Global Capitalism now?
Professor Craig Calhoun, LSE Director, will address the global dimensions of economic and political systems on 2 Feb 2014.

LSE Enterprise welcomes the UEM students to the Global Dimensions Programme
This week 35 Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) final year undergraduates and recent graduates arrived at LSE for the five-month Global Dimensions Programme. The programme is divided into a ten-week academic course and a four-week applied programme in preparation for a minimum 12-week internship in London. The students will experience a mixture of teaching by LSE faculty and professional development training. […]

Discussing disunity and its consequences: A EUROPP blog post and BBC podcast.
As Merijn Chamon and Guillaume Van der Loo, PhD Researchers at Ghent University, explain in their recent blog post for EUROPP, 2014 seems to be crunch time for states pondering dissolving national ties. With Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders all openly calling for independence, not only are they seeking autonomy but they are also aiming to become established as recognised EU […]

Explaining Southern Europe: an LSE Ideas blog post
Since the launch of the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme (SEIAP), Effie G. H. Pedaliu, a fellow at LSE IDEAS and James D. Athanassiou, a UK based freelance journalist, have answered six common questions about the region. Southern Europe is a new phenomenon emerging in the 20th century, long after Western Europe and Eastern Europe were established. The region […]

LSE Enterprise Annual Report 2012/13
This year, LSE Enterprise is celebrating 20 years of connecting governments, charities and private sector companies with academics and experts from various LSE departments, research centres, groups and units, within and beyond the School. In the 2012/13 Annual Report, you can find out about some of our continuing work, ranging across consulting, commercial research and customised executive education programmes. Many […]

There can never be enough sweets at Christmas
Whereas in the UK we celebrate Christmas on 25 December, in Spain they do things a little differently. Christmas Eve is the night to celebrate and it is called La Noche Buena, or The Good Night. Spanish families sit around the table and devour a large feast before some head to midnight mass, that is, if they’re not still having dinner […]

LSE Enterprise, IEB and WSBI continue Executive Masters in Responsible Banking for second year running
Last year, long-term partners, LSE Enterprise and the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), worked with the World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI) to launch an international Executive Masters in Responsible Banking. Given its success, the online programme is back and this year, candidates have two courses to choose from; the Executive Masters in Responsible Banking (MRB), and an Executive Responsible Finance […]

Lord Desai’s lunch organised by LSE Enterprise and BCC is a success
The British economist, politician and Emeritus Professor at LSE, Lord Meghnad Desai, shared his experience and knowledge on international economics and politics with the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. For more information on the event, see the BCC news post  

LSE Enterprise on film

Examining the relations between Latin America and Europe during the Cold War
A symposium on “Latin America and Europe during the Cold War” is due to take place next year at AHILA’s conference in Berlin, 9-13 September 2014. For more information, see the Call for Papers.  

Spain and the Global Economy
On Monday night, LSE in Spain and the Fundación Ramón Areces (the Foundation of the El Corte Inglés group) held a major conference on ´Spain in the Global Economy´ with Professor Lord Desai, Monica de Oriol (President of the Spanish CBI equivalent), Rafael Repullo (Director of CEMFI) and Professor Luis Garicano (LSE).  Over 350 people attended, followed by a VIP […]

Europe Says “No” to Artur Mas: a Euro Crisis in the Press blog post
Víctor Andrés Maldonado argues that the EU's reception of Artur Mas during his trip to Brussels indicates a clear lack of support for Catalan self determination.

Last call for applications: free LSE Masterclass on ‘Structural Reforms, Employment and the Future of the Labour Market’
When? Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 November 2013 Where? The Fundación Ramón Areces headquarters in Madrid Who are the teachers? Professor Lord Meghnad Desai, Ms Robyn Klingler Vidra, and Dr Riccardo Crescenzi, all of LSE Who are the classes designed for? Young professionals and researchers with good English and an undergraduate degree who have experience in business, academia, research centres or national and local governments in […]

Spain should follow the UK, France and the United States in embracing evidence based social innovation: a EUROPP blog post.
Spain still lags far behind other developed countries in the area of public policy evaluation. When the impact of some policy or other is being discussed, the results invoked are often based, in the best of cases, on erroneous readings of the data available, if not on impossible generalised anecdotes or ideological apriorisms that lack any empirical basis. David Casado […]

Spain and the Global Economy: Conference at Fundación Ramón Areces
The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Fundación Ramón Areces are hosting a conference on Spain and the Global Economy, with speakers being top LSE alumni and faculty experts in academia, business and policy. Date: Monday 25 November 2013 Time: 19.00 – 20.30 Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces Address: Calle Vitruvio, 5 28006 – Madrid RSVP: www.fundacionareces.es For further details on […]

Spain’s Socialist Party must carefully balance competing pressures over its policy on Catalan independence: a EUROPP blog post.
During the last year, the ‘Catalan question’ has erupted again onto the Spanish political agenda. Due to a combination of the disappointment felt after the partial Constitutional rejection of the new 2006 Statute of Autonomy (decided by the Constitutional Court in July 2010) and the damaging effects of the economic crisis, opinion polls now show strong support for independence (between […]

LSE Masterclass in Social Sciences: ‘The Global Economy, Competitiveness and Labour Markets’
The fourth LSE Masterclass will run from Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 November 2013 at the Fundación Ramón Areces headquarters in Madrid and will focus on ‘Structural Reforms, Employment and the Future of the Labour Market’ The Masterclasses are designed for young professionals and researchers with good English and an undergraduate degree who have experience in business, academia, research centres or […]

The symbolism in Spanish football illustrates that Catalan and Spanish identities are not necessarily incompatible: a EUROPP blog post
By and large, Catalans are more fluent in their multiple identities (Catalan, Spanish and European), more generous when asked about solidarity with other Spanish autonomous communities, and more willing to keep the current constitutional system than is indicated by the discourse of most Catalan political parties and media. Nonetheless, it is also undeniable that, in recent times, support for an independent Catalan […]

Spanish newspaper coverage of the German elections: a EUROPP blog post.
The German general election of 22 September 2013 was closely followed in Spain. The degree of media coverage was comparable with that of a United States presidential election, probably because, as one Spanish newspaper put it in its editorial, the German elections “transcend the borders of Germany… millions of people are aware of how much the results of the ballot […]

The independence of Catalonia: jumping on a bandwagon. A EUROPP blog post
Are Catalans voiceless, oppressed and/or exploited by Spain? Would Catalan independence contribute to a more egalitarian world? The answer is no. José Javier Olivas discusses the movement for Catalan independence. Read the post on the European Politics and Policy blog.      

First week in London: a Basque student’s perspective
So, it’s been a week already. A week that feels like a month. Who could imagine so many things could occur in just a week? We’ve had five lectures, a seminar, a guest speaker, a visit to the financial heart of London, study skills seminars and quite a good introduction to George IV, not the king but the postgraduate pub […]

Upcoming Spanish and Latin American Cultural Events in London
Don Quixote at the Royal Opera House The Royal Ballet is staging the eagerly anticipated Don Quixote from 5 October until 6 November 2013, reworked by the celebrated Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta. In addition to the stage shows, there will also be a live cinema screening of the performance on 16 October 2013. For further information, please consult the website. BFI […]

LSE IDEAS Lecture: The EU in the Eye of the Storm
The lecture The EU in the Eye of the Storm is free and open to all, on a first come, first served basis – visit the LSE web page for more details. This lecture will mark the official launch of the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme and will be lead by Dr Javier Solana, who is currently president of ESADE Center for Global […]

Welcome!
Our seventh cohort of Basque professionals explore LSE on their first day on the customised European Political Economy and Finance programme

Last chance for the LSE Masterclasses in Madrid
Final call for applications for a free place on the third LSE Masterclass in Social Science: What Future for Europe – Asia, America and the Global Economy. The classes will take place from 21-24 October 2013. They are sponsored by the Fundación Ramón Areces, an eminent privately funded non-profit institution which focuses on supporting and disseminating research in life and material sciences, social sciences and humanities. […]

The Catalan independence movement has been more ‘emotionally’ driven than its Scottish equivalent: a EUROPP blog post
Far from being homogenised and dissolved within the British and Spanish polities, Scotland and Catalonia now face a possible – and plausible – future of political independence. Luis Moreno discusses and compares the two independence movements.  Read the post on the European Politics and Policy blog.

London Spanish Film Festival 2013
Currently running until 9 October, the London Spanish Film Festival is taking place at the Ciné Lumière in South Kensington. The festival, in its ninth edition, comprises of the best and most exciting Spanish films from the past year.     For further information, please consult the London Spanish Film Festival or the Institut Français/ Ciné Lumière websites below:   http://www.londonspanishfilmfestival.com/ […]

“El Estado de bienestar contribuye tanto a la justicia social como a la eficiencia”
LSE’s Professor Nick Barr has recently had a translation of his book The Future of Pensions published in Spanish. He is interviewed on El Diario’s Agenda Pùblica about the welfare state, higher education funding and Spanish pension reform. Read the interview    

What Future for Europe – Asia, America and the Global Economy
Europeans live in a globalising world which is increasingly dominated by pressure from China and the US. The third LSE Masterclass in Social Science will investigate the effects of changing power relationships on Europe. From 21-24 October 2013, LSE experts will visit Madrid to offer masterclasses on these issues for young professionals and researchers who possess at least an undergraduate qualification and a high […]

Congratulations to the eight Basque professionals who have won scholarships to LSE!
The start of July saw the culmination of the recruitment process for the annual Basque scholarship programme to LSE.

Finance and Global Economy for the Universidad ESAN
LSE Enterprise's new custom programme in Finance and Global Economy for the Universidad ESAN will see 15 Peruvian students visiting LSE for a study visit this September.

Hola from Vanessa
Vanessa Termes is a summer intern at LSE Enterprise, helping run courses for our executive education students visiting from Spain, Peru and Mexico.

The quality of democracy in Spain took a great leap backwards in 2012: a EUROPP blog post
Luis Bouza García outlines the results of a report on the quality of Spanish democracy. Read the post on the EUROPP blog

Spanish trade unions must change with the times… a EUROPP blog post
Angie Gago looks at the pressures facing Spanish trade unions since the start of the economic crisis. Read the post on the EUROPP blog

Intergenerational justice in Spain: a EUROPP blog post
The time is ripe for discussing the radical idea of giving each parent one half extra vote, to be used on behalf of each under-age child until that child reaches legal voting age. Such ‘proxy votes’ for children could be made conditional on parents guaranteeing minimum child welfare, and they could otherwise be regulated according to civic requirements such as, […]

Spain’s Partido Popular government is reverting to Francoist type over Gibraltar: a EUROPP blog post
In using action against Gibraltar to distract Spanish public and media attention from other internal problems – on a macro level Spain’s economic woes, and on a micro level the ongoing allegations against Prime Minister Rajoy in the Barcenas scandal – the PP is arguably following a genuinely ‘traditional’ policy towards the Rock. Gareth Stockey, author of Gibraltar: A Dagger in the […]

The most vulnerable ‘NEETs’ in Spain… a EUROPP blog post
The most disadvantaged or underprivileged youths are not only more likely to fall into a NEET situation, but once there, they find it more difficult to overcome this situation. A number of policies aimed at tackling the problem of ‘NEETs’ (young people who are not in education, employment, or training) have been implemented throughout Europe. Miquel Àngel Alegre and Federico Todeschini assess the extent […]

Start a business in Spain: mission impossible? A Eurocrisis in the Press blog post
This is a great moment to rethink priorities. The ‘traditional’ Spanish economy based on construction and tourism has to be replaced by a much more complete network of diversified sectors. Read the post by Antoine Kerfant on the Eurocrisis in the Press blog

America’s Blind Spot: Chávez, Oil and US Security: an LSE Review of Books post
Luis Boscán reviews America’s Blind Spot: Chávez, Oil and US Security on the LSE Review of Books blog.

The gender politics of Radical Basque Nationalism: a EUROPP blog post
Ana Varela-Rey reviews Carrie Hamilton’s book, ‘Women and ETA: The gender politics of radical Basque nationalism'.

Craig Calhoun en Madrid: Transformación o caos
Se ha hablado mucho de la expresión ‘too large to fail’ --demasiado grande para caer--, pero en realidad deberíamos hablar de ‘too connected to fail’ --demasiado conectados para caer.


 
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The Crisis and Local Government: From Austerity to Internationalisation

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Book now for the 2 May Catalan Observatory workshops on Public Policy and Austerity: Reshaping the Quest for Efficiency and Internationalising Local Government and Smart City Branding (May 2012)

 
Chamber of Commerce appointment

'Spain on EU handouts? I don’t see it.'| Adam Austerfield is optimistic about Spain's future on BBC Radio 5 (March 2012)

 
Meghnad Desai

Asian Giants - a talk by Professor Lord Desai|

Lord Desai in conversation with Adam Austerfield at the Hay Festival, Segovia

 
LSE Enterprise in Barcelona

Leading the way out of the crisis? The Barcelona solution|  (February 2012)

A public lecture by Antoni Vives, Barcelona's Deputy Mayor for Urban Habitat, and Vicente Guallart, Barcelona's Chief Architect, will take place on 22 February at LSE

Update: read about the event|

 
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The future of the airline industry |(February 2012)

Antonio Vázquez, Chairman of Iberia, will speak about the future of the airline industry as part of the LSE strategy and leadership in Spain series held by LSE Enterprise and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. All are welcome to the talk and reception, which will take place at LSE on 15 February.

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