Past events at Elcano Royal Institute – Summer 2016


Roundtable: “Spain: Image and brand 2016. How are we seen, and how are we?”, 20 September 2016, Uría Menéndez (Auditorium), Madrid

Analysis of the evolution of Spain’s image and the country’s brand over the course of the past 12 months.

Seminar: “Energy Perspectives in Europe and the United States following the COP21”, 21 September 2016, Casa de América, Madrid

The American Chamber of Commerce in Spain (AmChamSpain) and the Elcano Royal Institute held a conference with the goal of analyzing energy prospects in Europe and in the United States in light of the conclusions reached at COP21 in Paris. The seminar focused on the views of regulators, companies and scholars.

Debate: “New government in Brazil: Now what?”, 29 September 2016, Fundación Botín, Madrid

The situation of Brazil’s new government.


Talk: “#Elcanotalks: Energy policy: Reflections of a community manager”, 28 June 2016, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid

Carlos Fernández Guerra (ex-Social media strategist for the National Police, and current director of Digital & Social Media at Iberdrola) discusses the role of community managers as brand managers and the role of communities in an organisation.

Roundtable: “Certainties and doubts for Brazil´s future”, 28 June 2016, Casa de América, Madrid

Carlos Malamud (senior researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute), Alfredo Arahuetes (Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at ICADE), and Michael Reid (editor of The Economist). Moderated by Alicia González (El País International Economic Correspondent).

Debate: “Brexit: Now what?”, 30 June 2016, Fundación Botín, Madrid

Brexit Elcano

Josep Piqué (ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs), Ana Palacio (ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs), Claudio Aranzadi (ex-Minister for Energy and Industry), Charles Powell (Director of the Elcano Royal Institute), and Ignacio Molina (Senior Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute). Moderated by Emilio Lamo de Espinosa (President of the Elcano Royal Institute).

A debate about the possible consequences of the British decision to leave the European Union.

Debate: “Why has growth slowed in the global economy?”, 4 July 2016, Fundación Botín, Madrid

Global Economy Elcano

Lourdes Casanova (Academic Director at the Institute of Emerging Markets at the University of Cornell), Álvaro Sanmartín (Fund Analyst at Alinea Global and Chief Economist at Grant Thorton), Alicia García-Herrero (Senior Associate Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute), and Miguel Otero-Iglesias (Senior Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute). Moderated by Federico Steinberg (Senior Researcher at the Elcano Royal Institute).

The global economy continues to show disappointing growth rates, and it does not appear to have made a full recovery from the Great Recession.

Workshop: “Monarchy and politics in democracy: Spain and Europe”, 25-27 July 2016, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP), Santander

While some of the world’s most prosperous democracies maintain some form of monarchy, contemporary monarchies have not received sufficient attention on behalf of the international academic community. The role of monarchies from a comparative perspective.