Legitimation Crisis: Catalonia's Independence Referendum and Spain's Constitutional Strain

Sponsored by Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures


Monday, December 4, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Cubberley Auditorium
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An informative round-table on the situation in Catalonia after the referendum on independence and the state’s takeover of the Catalan government and prosecution of its members. Questions of legitimacy, of grassroots organization versus control by elites, the use and abuse of the law, the appeal and response of the EU, economic causes and consequences of the declaration of independence, the role of the social and mainstream media, are some of the question experts from different fields will discuss from the viewpoint of their expertise.

Guest speakers:

  • Elisenda Paluzie i Hernàndez. Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Barcelona, and Director of the Centre d'Anàlisi Econòmica i de les Polítiques Socials of the University of Barcelona.
  • Vicent Partal. Spanish journalist, founder and manager of VilaWeb.cat.
  • Javier Pérez Royo. Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla.
  • Pamela Radcliff. Professor and Chair of the Department of History at UC San Diego.
  • Neil Craig Walker. Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh.

Moderated by:

  • Prof. Joan Ramon Resina, Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures.

Admission Info

Free and open to the public. Please, RSVP at http://web.stanford.edu/~ezraglez/Dec_4_Round_Table_RSVP.fb

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