Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute, talks to journalist Matthew Bennett about globalization and its consequences, the causes of populism, the future of the liberal international order, the state of European intregration, Spain’s role in the EU, the need to reform the Spanish Constituion of 1978, and the Catalan conundrum.
The Atlantic Council, BBVA and the Elcano Royal Institute co-hosted the event “The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew,” an amazing debate about the topics of the latest OpenMind book.
Technological revolution and globalization have opened up the “Age of Perplexity.” This new age is defined by rapid and vast changes in the economy, politics, society, and daily life. Mass migration, climate concerns, populism and anti-establishment movements, authoritarianism, digital disruption, economic inequality, and demographic change all present serious challenges to the liberal world order.
Mesa redonda: '¿Hacia la reunificación o la confrontación? Evaluación de la situación actual en la península de Corea'
Moderada por Charles Powell, participaron Andrea Berger, Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Seukhoon Paul Choi, Strategist, Commander’s Strategic Initiatives Group, UN Command/ROK-US Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea; Mario Esteban, investigador principal, Real Instituto Elcano, y Ramón Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
On 12 June 2018 at the headquarters of the Polish Institute of International Affairs there was held the public Directors’ Debate entitled “What does the Future Hold for the European Union?”. There were sitting on the panel Mr. Charles Powell CMG, director of the Elcano Royal Institute and Mr. Sławomir Dębski, director of the PISM, and their exchanges were moderated by Mrs. Magdalena Skajewska from the International Section of the Polish Radio. The aim of the debate was to summarise the two-day expert seminar entitled “The Future of the European Union: Ideas from Poland and Spain”.
“Though widely admired for his energy and charisma, there is little appetite in Europe for Macron’s reform proposals, particularly amongst the eight northern EU member states that oppose deeper economic integration and the increasingly disenchanted Visegrad Four. Of the larger states, Spain is probably alone in endorsing innovations such as the European Monetary Fund, a […]
Charles Powell took part in the 2018 European Think Tank summit, which was held in Berlin and co-hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tank and Civil Society Program, which is led by Professor Jim Mcgann.
Charles Powell, Director of the Elcano Royal Institute, Spain’s leading international relations think tank, introduced the report and explained the origins of the project which had given rise to it. Carlos Malamud, Senior Analyst for Latin America at Elcano and coordinator of the report, provided further details of the paper’s contents. The event was chaired by Robert Capurro, Canning House CEO.
Powell said: ‘In a sense, Britain has to accept that from now on the Commission will be on Spain’s side, because Spain is a member and Britain is not’.
Seminar: 'A rules-based international liberal order: cooperation between Europe, Japan and likeminded countries'
This seminar, jointly organised by the Elcano Royal Institute and the Japanese Embassy in Madrid, analysed the relationship between Spain, Europe and Japan and explored ways in which they might contribute to the establishment of a fairer and more inclusive liberal international order.