Panelists to discuss ‘political turmoil’ around Catalonia, Spain

Event Date: 
February 13, 2018 - 5:15 PM
Cone University Center, Room 210A

“Catalonia: A panel information session about Spain’s current political turmoil” will be from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Cone University Center, Room 210A.

In October 2017, the regional government of Catalonia called for a referendum for independence. Days later, the Catalonian president declared independence. The central government of Spain holds these resolutions as illegal within the framework of the Spanish Constitution.

After elections in December 2017, the result was close between independent and unionist parties, and the issue is still central to Catalan politics and society.

UNC Charlotte faculty members Pilar Blitvich and Juan Meneses, English; Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, Gerontology; Monica Rodriguez, Languages and Culture Studies; and Oscar de la Torre, Africana Studies, will address the issues surrounding Catalonia. Hugo Pascual Bordon, Languages and Culture Studies, will moderate.