Four Visions: OECD

“It’s all about people”— this was the message at the heart of the debate for the discussions at the 2013 annual OECD Week held in May. The event served as a platform to address major issues on the global agenda, and to get a broad range of stakeholders involved – not just ministers, but also key players from the worlds of business, labor, civil society and academia.

Participants in the conference, which focused on jobs, equality and trust, included two IE MBA students, Benedikt Broil from Germany and Agnes Blanco from Brazil,  and two IE Professors, Celia de Anca and Lee Newman.


Here they discuss diversity and prejudice issues in the light of the demonstrations against the gay marriage that recently took place in France. Check out the students’ replies to the professors!!!

The Award

This video was shot in Bogota, Colombia, where we held an event for the second edition of the IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism in Latin America. During the event I had the opportunity to fire some quirky questions at media wizard Jorge Castaneda, the former Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs and board member of CODERE, and at Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia, Executive Vice-President of CAF, who has one of the most wonderfully rich voices I have ever heard.

Both Codere and CAF, together with CNN, Portafolio magazine, and the Colombian daily “El Tiempo,” sponsored the prize and event. I would also like to mention that my colleague, Igor Galo, played a crucial role in the whole process. The plan for the coming year is to have a third edition of the same award, and to launch a new award for Asian journalists. Anyway don´t miss the journalists and media awarded. Surely among the best in Latin America.