A Secret Life

In this video IE University International Relations Prof. Mira Milosevic argues that people’s secret lives have exactly the same function as espionage in the field of international relations. Moreover, she says that everyone needs a secret life because it assures a certain level of protection.

In her view social networks make it extremely tempting to overshare our public and family lives, leaving us vulnerable.
Don t miss what she says about espionage and prostitution, citing what Vernon Walters, former Deputy Director of the CIA, once said to her!

Prof. Milosevic was born in Serbia, is extremely well read, conversant in several languages, and a very inspiring character, who of course likes to keep her secret life, secret!!!

P.S. She recommended a Croatian author you might want to check out – Dubravka Ugresic. I really like her work!

Serendipity

What immediately sprang to mind when I started writing about IE University International Relations Professor Waya Quiviger was exactly the same thing I thought when writing about IE’s globe-trotter Dean, Santiago Iniguez, namely the book “When the Going was Good” by Evelyn Waugh – because this lady has always been going somewhere.

Think about it – she has lived in ten countries, she is half French, half Filipino, she was born in Belgium, raised in the US and is currently living in Spain. Another true globe-trotter who is always on the go, just like Dean Iniguez.

She is extremely well read, hard-working, as well as being a really nice person, although I guess serendipity has also played a big role in her life… As you can see, she agreed to shoot the video even while pregnant.

P.S. IE School of International Relations Prof. Waya Quiviger holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris and a Master’s in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at IE, specializing in social entrepreneurship. Prior to joining IE, she worked for the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland and managed a community of outstanding young leaders, many of them social entrepreneurs. She has also acted as a consultant to the Women’s Forum and the Club de Madrid.