NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host lectures on the Iberian nation under dictator Francisco Franco on Tues., April 4.

Poster for "Victims of Franquismo" event
The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host lectures on the Iberian nation under dictator Francisco Franco on Tues., April 4, 6:30 p.m. 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.

NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) will host lectures on the Iberian nation under dictator Francisco Franco on Tues., April 4, 6:30 p.m., 53 Washington Square South (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.).

The evening’s presentations are as follows:

• “The UN Reproves Spain: Forty Years of Democracy without Reparation,” Pablo de Greiff, director of the Transitional Justice Program at NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
• “The Forgotten among the Forgotten: Francoist Violence against Women and Children,” Aránzazu Borrachero, director of CUNY’s Mujer y Memoria (“Women and Memory”), and Soledad Luque, president of “Todos los niños robados también son mis niños” (“All robbed children are also my children”)

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 a complete schedule of future sessions.

Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. ~ Panel 3| Imperfect Transition and Challenge of the Present. Victims of Francoism, Terrorism, and the State
* Vicenç Navarro | Professor of Political and Social Sciences, University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and professor of Public Politics in The Johns Hopkins University. Director of the Observatorio Social de España.
*Ludger Mees | Professor of Contemporary History, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. ~ Panel 4
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)

Editor’s Note
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.

 

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