Round-table Discussion on the crisis in Catalonia
- Date: Monday 16 October 2017, 18:00 – 19:30
- Location: Parkinson Building
- Cost: free
Organised by the Centre for the History of Ibero-America.
The regional government of Catalonia plans to declare independence from Spain. In response, the Spanish government has mobilised the police and the courts to try and frustrate the push for independence. While the excessive use of force has proved counterproductive in many ways, major banks and businesses are planning to relocate from Catalonia to other parts of Spain. This round-table discussion will examine the origins of the dispute, analyse what is happening now and consider how the future might unfold.
Speakers: Adrian Shubert, York University (Canada), a leading expert on Spanish history. Angel Smith, University of Leeds, author of a book on Catalonian nationalism. Antonio Martínez Arboleda, University of Leeds, expert on regionalism in Spain. Chair Peter Anderson, Director of the Centre for the History of Ibero-America.
Organised by the Centre for the History of Ibero-America at the University of Leeds.