On 14 November, Isdefe’s headquarters hosted a workshop on “China’s Role in the New World Order”, organised by the Association of Graduates of Advanced Studies in National Defence (ADALEDE), the Spanish Association of Military Writers (AEME) and the European Institute of International Studies (IEEI).
The welcoming remarks were provided by Isdefe’s Director of Business Development, Mr Jesús Alonso. The workshop was then opened by Mr Antonio Núñez García-Saúco, Spanish Ambassador and President of the European Institute of International Studies (IEEI), Mr Jesús Argumosa Pila, Brigadier General (Ret.), President of the Spanish Association of Military Writers (AEME), Mr David Javier Santos Sánchez, President of the Association of Graduates of Advanced Studies in National Defence (ADALEDE), and Mr Juan Leña Casas, Ambassador of Spain who gave a presentation on the “global vision of China”.
The workshop included a roundtable and a subsequent seminar on “China’s Role in the New World Order”, which was moderated by Juan Antonio Carrasco Juan, Lieutenant General (Ret), Ex-Chairman of the Joint Staff (EMACON) and Vice-President of ADALEDE, and featured Ms Georgina Higueras, journalist, director of the Asia Forum and the Forum of Forums Foundation, who spoke on “China As a Superpower. Possibilities and Vulnerabilities”; Ms Taciana Fisac, Director of the Centre for East Asia Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), who presented the “Internal Factors in China that Affect Its International Position”; Mr Jesús Argumosa Pila, Brigadier General (Ret.), Director of the Strategic Studies Chair (IEEI), who discussed “Toward a Dual Bipolarity?”; Colonel José Pardo de Santayana, lead analyst at the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies, who spoke about “China’s Leadership in Emerging Technologies”; and Mr Miguel Ángel Benedicto Solsona, member of the board of European Movement International, professor of international relations and member of ADALEDE, who discussed “How Does the New Silk Route Affect Europe?”
The workshop was closed out by Admiral Juan Francisco Martínez Núñez, Secretary General of Defence Policy for the Ministry of Defence.
Evidence of the workshop’s success was provided by the Isdefe assembly hall, which was filled to capacity with both professionals and experts in the subject matter, as well as with graduate students interested in the China phenomenon.