On July, Thursday 12 and Friday 13, 2018 at the European University Miguel de Cervantes in Valladolid (Spain) we celebrate the third edition of the summer course “The values of Spanish Transition to Democracy, Today”. We count for this edition with the same director and deputy directors as in the first edition: Miguel Ángel Quintana Paz, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo and Arcadi Espada.
The course tries to further the debate on how we can profit nowadays the same values that made the Spanish Transition to democracy possible. This year is marked by the 40th anniversary of the approbation of the Spanish Constitution, so a special attention is given to this event. The list of participants includes Victoria Prego (journalist and screenwriter of the TV series “La Transición”), Carmen Iglesias (director of the Spanish Royal Academy of History), Victoria Vera (actres), Juan Carlos Girauta (spokesman of the political party Ciudadanos at the Spanish Congress), Joaquín Leguina (former president of the Region of Madrid), Víctor Lapuente (political scientist, University of Gothemburg), Ignacio Peyró (director of the Instituto Cervantes at London), Cristian Campos (journalist at El Español), Santiago Armesilla (political scientist, member of the Spanish Communist Party and author of Marxism and the issue of the Spanish nation) and Diego Gago (president of the Youth Section of the Popular Party). The closing ceremony will count with an important figure of Spanish Transition and the president of our university, Imelda Rodríguez Escanciano.
You can download the complete program of the course from here very soon. Its location will be the Casa Revilla, a medieval house right in the center of Valladolid. The cost for the audience is free.