New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Autonomy vs. Independence for Catalonia is Focus of Conversation Hosted by the Catalan Center at NYU, Dec. 10

December 8, 2009
N-177, 2009-2010

New York University’s Catalan Center will host “Thirty Years of Autonomy?: The Catalan Statute of Autonomy, 1979-2009,” on Thursday, December 10th, 6:30 p.m., at the King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets).

The year 2009 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the 1979 Catalan Statute of Autonomy, approved one year after the 1978 Spanish Constitution.

The Catalan Center has invited two distinguished scholars, Professor John Casey of Baruch College, and Professor Carles Boix of Princeton University, to discuss the general context of the State of the Autonomies in Spain and similar federalist systems in other countries, as well as the specific situation in Catalonia. Dr. Andrew Davis, Delegate of the Government of Catalonia to the United States, will moderate the discussion.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8255 or e-mail Reporters wishing to attend may call Christopher James at 212.998.6876 or email

The 2006 Catalan Statute of Autonomy (Catalan Charter), approved by the Catalan Parliament, the Spanish Congress, by popular referendum in Catalonia, and signed by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, is awaiting the verdict of the Spanish Supreme Court three years after appeal by the Popular Party. In an unprecedented move, on November 26 twelve newspapers in Catalonia, including “La Vanguardia” and “El Periodico,” signed a joint editorial warning of the negative effects of a ruling curtailing the provisions of the Charter.

This conversation could not be timelier, and we hope you will join us for an informative and scholarly discussion of the current state of autonomic affairs in Catalonia.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Graduate School of Arts and Science, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876


Search News

NYU In the News

Entrepreneurship Lab Opens at NYU

Crain’s New York Business covered the opening of the Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurial eLab, which will be the headquarters for NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institute and all of the University’s programs aimed at promoting innovation and startups.

A Globalizer for N.Y.U. in Abu Dhabi

The New York Times profiled Bill Bragin who will become the first executive artistic director of NYU Abu Dhabi’s new performing arts center.

Think Tank to Ponder a Future for Ballet

The New York Times profiled Jennifer Homans, the director of NYU’s new Center for Ballet and the Arts.

The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts

Popular Science named Assistant Bioengineering Professor Jonathan Viventi as one of its “brilliant ten” for his research into brain implants that could one day halt epileptic episodes:

Living and Leaving the Dream: Adrian Cardenas’ Journey from the Major Leagues to College

The New York Times ran a feature on Adrian Cardenas, a former major league baseball player who is now studying philosophy and creating writing at NYU.

NYU Footer