Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland and DIPLOCAT in the Nordic House on Monday October 20 from 13:30 to 15:30. The event will be streamed here: media.vortex.is/syrland.live (use VLC player for MAC).
Catalonia is a part of North-East Spain with 7.5 million inhabitants. It has rights of self-government and the Catalans are recognized as a separate nationality. Recently, Catalonia has been in the news because of plans by its government to hold a referendum on 9 November, asking whether it should become an independent state. Madrid has forbidden such a referendum, so what is the way ahead? This seminar will help to understand the background to Catalonia’s position, as well as focusing on latest developments. It includes a panel discussion on the general question of creating more new small states in Europe. The event is co-sponsored by the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT), which is a public-private partnership designed to foster dialogue and build relationships between the citizens of Catalonia and the rest of the world.
Moderator: Alyson Bailes, Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland.
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The seminar will be held in English and open to all.