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Spanish foreign policy - the Right Honourable Jordi Pujol to speak at LSE

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Monday 7 February, 5pm
Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE

The Right Honourable Jordi Pujol, former president of the Catalan Autonomous Government and founder president of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CiU) party, Spain, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Monday 7 February. He will speak on Spanish Foreign Policy: from Aznar to Zapatero.

Professor Paul Preston, Príncipe de Asturias Professor of Contemporary Spanish Studies and director of the Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies, will chair this event, which is organised by Enterprise LSE and the LSE Cañada Blanch Centre.

Spanish Foreign Policy: from Aznar to Zapatero is on Monday 7 February at 5pm in the Shaw Library, Sixth Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London.

The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Senior Dining Room. All are welcome to attend but places are limited to 150 and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, tel: 020 7955 7060, email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

Jordi Pujol is former president of the Catalan Autonomous Government and founder president of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CiU) party in Spain. He was first elected president of the Generalitat de Catalunya (the Autonomous Government of Catalonia) in 1980, and was later re-elected in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1995 and 1999.

Some of the most outstanding achievements he carried out during his presidency, during which time he was responsible for the national, cultural and social reconstruction of Catalonia, include the creation of the Patronat Català Pro Europa (Catalan Pro Europe Foundation) in 1982; the Institut Català de la Mediterrània d'Estudis i Cooperació (Catalan Institute of Mediterranean Studies and Cooperation) in 1989; and the Comunitat de Treball dels Pirineus (Pyrenean Work Community) and the Euroregió (Euroregion) with the neighbouring regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées.

In 1994, he helped create the Comitè de les Regions (Committee for Regions), supported the creation of the Assemblea de les Regions d'Europa (Assembly of European Regions) in 1985, the constitution of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia's Department of Social Welfare (1987) and of the Environment (1991), the first ever in the Spanish state.

Press cuttings

El Pais, Spain
Pujol afirma en Londres que se queda con la politica exterior de Felipe Gonzalez (8 Feb 05)
En una conferencia en la London School of Economics sobre La política exterior española de Aznar a Zapatero, Jordi Pujol eligió la tercera vía: Felipe González. Speech by Jordi Pujol, at LSE. 
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31 January 2005

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