The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host “Imperfect Transition and Challenge of the Present: Victims, Terrorism, and the State,” a conversation featuring Vicenç Navarro, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Ludger Mees, a professor at the University of the Basque Country, on Monday, April 24.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host “Imperfect Transition and Challenge of the Present: Victims, Terrorism, and the State,” a conversation featuring Vicenç Navarro, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, and Ludger Mees, a professor at the University of the Basque Country, on Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.).
Navarro, who also a professor of political and social sciences at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and director of the Observatorio Social de España, and Mees will discuss how Spain has evolved into a democracy after Gen. Francisco Franco’s dictatorship.
The event, which will be held in English, is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.998.3650 or visit www.kjcc.org. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
The evening is part of “Victims of Franquismo: A Reparation that Never Comes,” a panel series organized by Spanish award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Montse Armengou, running through May 2.
The series analyzes the effects of violent repression during the almost 40 years (1939-1975) of Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. These conversations will consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors and in the absence of government policies, with the aim of opening means of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants. See below for information on the fourth and final panel of the series.
Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. ~ Panel Four
a) Amnesty International Spain: When Crime is at Home
*Esteban Beltran | President of Amnesty International Spain
b) Journalism and Compromise: Denouncing a Past that Persists. From the Valle De Los Caídos [Valley Of The Fallen] to the Rise of the Far-Right
*Jon Lee Anderson | journalist, the New Yorker
*Miquel Ramos | journalist, specialist in far-right movements. Directa, La Marea (Spain)
Since 1997, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center of New York University has centered on increasing awareness of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at NYU and fostering cultural and intellectual exchange. Having established itself with numerous well-received programs, it offers a wide array of lectures, conferences, readings, screenings, exhibitions, among different special events, with the aim of reaching a growing audience while deepening its commitment to its current constituency. For more, please visit www.kjcc.org.