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Summer Term Events 2011

Monday 11th April 2011, 6.30pm, Spanish Embassy, 39, Chesham Place, London SW1X 8SB
Embassy Annual London Book Fair Reception 

Tuesday 10th May 2011, 6.30pm, Floor, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN 
Conference 'Policing in the Ibero-American World'    

Wednesday 18th May 2011, 6pm, Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN
María Jesús González (Universidad de Cantabria, autora) en conversación con Paul Preston. Presentación del libro Raymond Carr: la curiosidad del zorro

Saturday 21th May 2011, 2-3pm, Arnolfini, Bristol 
Bristol Festival of Ideas: Paul Preston: The Spanish Civil War 75 Years On  

Thursday 26th May 2011, (time and place, tbc) 
Vicenç Villatoro
(Director, Institut Ramon Llull, Barcelona) 
'La cultura catalana en el debat internacional / The International Significance of Catalan Culture?' 
This event is organized by the Catalan Observatory at LSE. For the details of the seminar visit

Tuesday 2th – Monday 30th June 2011, BFI Southbank London Film Festival
'Good Morning Freedom! Spanish Cinema After Franco'
Time, place and programme: BFI Festival's Website

Thursday 16th June 2011, (time and place, tbc) 
Salvador Giner (President, Institut d'Estudis Catalans) 
'Catalonia at the Crossroads'
This event is organized by the Catalan Observatory at LSE. For the details of the seminar visit

June 2011 (date tbc), 5pm, LSE, Cowdray House, first floor, Cañada Blanch Room, J116   
Rafael Bengoa
(Minister of Health, Basque Country Regional Government) 
'Transformando el Sistema de Salud. La perspectiva desde el País Vasco / Health Care Reform. A Perspective from the Basque Country'
Sponsored by the Basque Country Government.

Lent Term Events 2011

Wednesday 19 January 2011, 6.30 pm, Instituto Cervantes, Auditorium
Lecture series - Spanish Exiles in Great Britain 1: Arturo Barea
Participants: William Chislett (journalist and writer) and Michael Eaude (translator and writer). Chaired by Paul Preston (LSE)

Thursday 3 February 2011, 6.30pm, LSE, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Cañada Blanch Room, J116
Catalan Observatory-LSE
Jaume Guillamet (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)
'The Spectre of Civil War in Spain's Transition to Democracy and the Case of Catalonia. The Vision of the British Press'

Thursday 10 February 2011, 6pm, LSE Cowdray House, 1st floor, Cañada Blanch Room, J116
Eric Golson (LSE)
'Spanish Civilian Labour in Germany'

Thursday 17 February 2011, 6pm, LSE, Cowdray House, 1st floor, Cañada Blanch Room, J116
Fernando del Rey (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
'Políticas de exclusión durante la II República: una perspectiva rural'

Wednesday 23 February 2011, 4pm, LSE, Tower One, Clement's Inn, Room 8
Esperanza Aguirre (President, Madrid Regional Government)
(Title to be announced)

Thursday 3 March 2011, 3.30pm,  Instituto Español Vicente Cañada Blanch, Portobello Road, London W10 5SZ
Homenaje a Vicente Cañada BlanchPresentación del libro Vicente Cañada Blanch (1900-1993): la voluntad de mecenazgo, de Vicent Franch.

Monday 7 March 2011, 6pm, LSE, Tower Three, Clement's Inn, 5th floor, The Box
Patxi López (President, Basque Country Government)
'Socialdemocracia. Siglo XXI / Social Democracy in the Twenty-first Century'


Michaelmas Term Events 2010

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 6pm, Cowdray House J116, Cañada Blanch Room, LSE
Rosemary Clark (University of Cambridge) 
'A painful re-membering: War art and discourses of mutilation in Spanish africanista ideology, 1860-1975'

Tuesday, 9 November 2010, 2 - 3pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
José Viñals (Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund) 
'Towards a New Financial System'

Thursday, 11 November 2010, 6pm, Cowdray House J116, Cañada Blanch Room, LSE
Gregorio Morán (writer and journalist)   
Adolfo Suárez: ¿paradigma político de la Transición española?

Thursday, 25 November 2010, 6pm, Cowdray House J116, Cañada Blanch Room, LSE
Antonio Míguez (Cañada Blanch Centre/Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
'Genocide and Represion in Galicia'   

Friday, 26 November - Wednesday, 31 November 2010, British Film Institute (Southbank), Belvedere Road, Waterloo, London SE1 8XT
'"Clandestí": Forbidden Catalan Cinema under Franco'

Thursday, 9 December 2010, 6pm, Cowdray House J116, Cañada Blanch Room, LSE
Miguel Angel del Arco Blanco (Cañada Blanch Centre/Universidad de Granada)
'A Poisoned Victory?  The Francoist Betrayal of the Smallholding Peasantry'