Manuel Muñiz

Provost of IE University. State Secretary at the Spanish Foreign Ministry (2020-2021).

Language:

English, Spanish

Topics

Specific topics

DemocracyDerechoGlobal politicsGovernmentPopulismPublic AdministrationThe Rise of PopulismTrends in politicsUS Politicsfuture of work

Who is Manuel Muñiz?

Manuel Muñiz is a distinguished academic with expertise in diplomatic and educational fields. Currently, he serves as the International Rector of IE University in Madrid, a professor of International Relations, and the Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs. In June 2023, Dr. Muñiz was elected President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), bringing together leading global schools in global affairs and public policy. In the same year, he was appointed a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings.

What are his conferences like?

Dr. Muñiz delivers keynote lectures that merge in-depth analysis and a multidisciplinary approach across various fields such as technology, economy, and geopolitics. His clear and accessible style imparts valuable insights on innovation, disruption, and the evolving dynamics in regional and global governance. Moreover, his extensive experience in analyzing and studying populisms, their roots, and consequences in global affairs, leads him to advocate for his thesis on the fracture of the social contract in Western societies and the need for a new digital, inclusive, and sustainable contract to safeguard liberal democracies.

What is his trajectory?

Manuel Muñiz Villa has a solid academic background, holding a degree in Law, a Master's in Stock and Financial Markets, a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford. His career spans from serving as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to holding various academic roles in renowned institutions such as Harvard and IE University. Additionally, he has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the David Rockefeller Fellowship, the Munich Young Leader Fellowship from the Körber Foundation in 2017, the Millennium Fellowship from the Atlantic Council, and the Eisenhower Fellowship. In 2016, Esglobal named him one of the 25 intellectuals with the greatest impact on Latin American studies.

Conference selection:

A New Geopolitics and Global Order: Emerging Challenges

This lecture focuses on modern geopolitics and how it is redefining the global order. Manuel Muñiz analyzes current dynamics between nations, emerging challenges such as the era of AI and its risks, conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, tensions in Taiwan, the role of NATO and security, the fracture of the global economic environment, and how these factors are reshaping international relations and the structure of global power.

A Symphony of Disorder: The Need for a New Social Contract

In this talk, Dr. Muñiz explores the evolution of the concept of the social contract in the current context and the danger facing liberal democracies, especially in a year where over half the population is called to the polls. He addresses how socioeconomic and political changes, populisms, and anti-elite movements are driving the need for a new social contract that reflects contemporary, digital, inclusive, and sustainable realities and citizen expectations.

Technological Diplomacy and Strategic Foresight

Dr. Muñiz shares insights into technological diplomacy, highlighting his experience in the National Technology and Global Order Strategy, and how technology affects power, prosperity, and political principles or systems. He addresses the challenges and opportunities that technology poses globally, where everything is highly interconnected, emphasizing the importance of addressing strategic foresight from all fields and actors to anticipate unforeseen situations in a constantly changing and exponentially fast-paced world.

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