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February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a lecture by Sebastián Royo on the global financial crisis that hit Spain in 2008. This presentation seeks to explain this economic collapse, and examines how domestic policy choices and existing institutional frameworks sharply influenced, both the impact and the responses, to the 2007 global financial crisis in Spain.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a book presentation and panel discussion on "Juan Ponce de León, The Adelantado, Discoverer of Florida" with Juan Gil, member of Royal Spanish Academy; Ernesto Montes, Circulo Cientifico, S.L.; Noble David Cook, Department of History, FIU; Sherry Johnson, Department of History, FIU; and Aurora Morcillo, Director of the Initiative.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC East Ballroom

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a lecture by José Varela Ortega, President José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation, on "The Image of Spain Abroad: History of a Stereotype".

April

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Venue:Lisbon, Catholic University of Portugal

International Workshop: Narratives of suffering, persecution and disappointment in the early modern period.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum Room 306

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a lecture by Juan Carlos Lerida on "The Bodies of Flamenco: Equilibrium Between Tradition and Vanguard."

August

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Venue:Centro Cultural Español

Program director Dr. Aurora Morcillo will be participating in a fascinating round table discussion on film and the transition to democracy.

September

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Rufina Santana’s exhibition “Cartographies of Water” speaks of travel, memory and the fluidity of the human experience. Travel isn’t so much literal as symbolic, the result of the creative process that unfolds throughout one’s personal journey. The artist recreates a map—or cartography—of this phenomenon using powerful seascapes rendered in striking hues of blues in varying intensity.

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November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Join the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program for a presentation by scholar Aurora Morcillo and artist Rufina Santana that explores the intellectual and artistic effort to historicize the seas as spaces of human interaction, self-recognition and reinvention.