What’s Going On with Spain?

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Monday, December 4th, 2017

Monday, December 4, 20173:00PM - 5:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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On October 1st, the government of the Spanish region of Catalonia held a referendum on independence in open defiance of a constitutional court ban. The ensuing police crackdown transformed the long simmering political stand-off from an internal affair to a news item worthy of international headlines. This talk is for anyone interested in the background to the issue, current developments, and future prospects and implications.

Karlo Basta is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. As part of a broader research project on identity conflict in multinational states, he has followed the rise of Catalan secessionist movement since 2009.


Olga Kesarchuk


Karlo Basta
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Francisco Beltran
Lecturer, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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