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EAT SPAIN UP! TAKES OVER KJCC THIS WEEK

October 24, 2016

THESE ARE TICKETED EVENTS. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Tuesday-Thursday, October 25-27, 6:30 p.m.

Eat Spain up! Food & Culture Sessions

Eat Spain up! is a week-long cultural event dedicated to the food and culture of Spain and its regions. Guest regions: Madrid, Burgos and Extremadura.

Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

Extremadura: Born and Bred

A journey into the food and culture of Extremadura. A region where food and landscape are intimately joined; land of acorn fields and their famous inhabitants, the Iberian pig.

Join us for a short film screening, followed by a regional food tasting and guided discussion with guest chefs and food experts.

Screening: A Country to Eat. Cáceres: ‘De Pata Negra’. [Spanish with English subtitles]. Irene Arzuaga, 2013 | Spain | 50 min. Ana Duato takes us on a trip into the province of Cáceres where we discover the centuries old tradition of raising the Iberian pig and learn the process of producing the world famous Iberian ham. Together with Ana we discover the lesser known jewels of the province, historic towns such as Trujillo and regional food customs such as the criadilla mushroom foraging or the shepherd’s migas, prepared and eaten in the field.A Country to Eat (Un país para comérselo) is an award-winning Spanish food and culture documentary series that brings to life Spain’s deeply-rooted traditions and untold stories.

Round Table: Culinary Heritage in Motion. On an open talk with chef Toño Pérez we discuss the regional character of Spanish cuisine and the changing role that these differences have played in the past few years. An open-ended discussion on the value and the role of culinary regionality in contemporary Spain.

Tasting: Extremadura to die for. Michelin-starred chef Toño Pérez expertly crafts dishes that reflect an appreciation for the past and a taste of the future, followed by a sampling of regional products from Extremadura.


Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.

Madrid: Butterflies in the Stomach

Travel beyond the bustling capital city, into the unknown surrounding provinces. See the land, meet the people, and get a taste of the local flavor. A short film screening will be followed by a food tasting and guided discussion with discussion with guest chefs and food experts.

Screening: A Country to Eat. Madrid: Butterflies in the Stomach [Spanish with English subt]Juan Echanove, 2010 | Spain | 40 min. Butterflies in the stomach is what Juan and Imanol experience when travelling out of Spain’s capital and into the regional landscapes of Madrid. A feeling of suspension between tradition and modernity, between the drive for progress of the city and the abidance to tradition that is still present in the smaller towns of the region. A Country to Eat (Un país para comérselo) is an award-winning Spanish food and culture documentary series that brings to life Spain’s deeply-rooted traditions and untold stories.

Round Table: Modern Cuisine vs. Food Waste. After the Wednesday screening we continue the conversation with guest Chef Mario Sandoval and food scholars Anne McBride and Ulpiano Vázquez on the hot topic of sustainability. An opportunity to learn how Spanish chefs are using both tradition and innovation to reduce food waste in the kitchen.

Tasting: Madrid Reimagined. Old flavors are born anew as Michelin-starred chef Mario Sandoval reconstructs traditional dishes in bold, imaginative ways. An avant-garde tasting that will be accompanied by a sampling of traditional foods products from Madrid.


Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.

Burgos: Rooted in Tradition

Journey into the province of Burgos, a Castilian region known for its no-nonsense approach to delicious food that is rooted in tradition. A short film screening will be followed by a food tasting and guided discussion with guest chefs and food experts.

Screening: A Country to Eat. Burgos: Roots. [Spanish with English subtitles]. Irene Arzuaga, 2013 | Spain | 50 min. Ana Duato starts her journeys across Burgos at the Atapuerca archaeological site. From the site of our ancestors, she travels across through a part of Spain whose beauty seems rooted to the earth, a region rich in history and food traditions waiting to be discovered. A Country to Eat (Un país para comérselo) is an award-winning Spanish food and culture documentary series that brings to life Spain’s deeply-rooted traditions and untold stories.

Round Table: Spain’s Millennial Chef. A conversation between up and coming chefs David Izquierdo and Ricardo Temiño and guest speaker Fabio Parasecoli on the tensions between tradition and innovation, regionality and recognition in modern Spanish cuisine. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Tasting: Burgos. Modern Ideas, Traditional Ingredients. Chefs David Izquierdo and Ricardo Temiño bring a fresh approach to the cuisine of Burgos. A tasting of modern tapas inspired in the local foods and traditional dishes of the province.


THESE ARE TICKETED EVENTS. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Check full program at www.eatspainup.com

The 2016 edition is co-promoted by New York University via the Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Public Health (FSNPH) and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC).

The project has received financial support from the General Secretariat for Culture of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain.

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THIS FRIDAY AT 7:00 PM - DOUBLE EXHIBIT OPENING: Spain's Eleven. Eleven Gastronomy Icons From Spain & Estrada Design Kitchen

October 17, 2016

You are invited!

A journey across Spain’s geography through its most relevant foods, from cheeses to wine to olive oil, its fish preserves spices or its coveted ham. A collection of photographs by various artists that highlights the iconic foods of Spain and their relationship to the land and the people. An exhibition designed by Manuel Estrada for Foods and Wines from Spain.

A retrospective of Manuel Estrada´s work on and around food. This exhibition explores the Spanish designer´s conceptual work at pulling apart the everyday elements of food we take for granted, transforming them into works of art. Estrada´s design with food include food packaging, corporate imaging, print and digital publications.

This exhibit is part of Eat Spain up!

Eat Spain up! is a cultural event that introduces you the food and culture of Spain. Join us in New York City for a week-long journey of food & wine tastings, cooking classes, chef master classes, film screenings, art exhibitions, and more. During the Food & Culture Sessions we will explore the regions of Madrid, Burgos and Extremadura. These sessions include a short food travel documentary, an open discussion with our guest chefs, and a full tasting of new and traditional dishes.

For full program of activities check www.eatspainup.com

Eat Spain Up! is co-promoted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and the Food Studies Grad Society, and brought to you thanks to the generous contribution of many Spanish and local partners. See the full list of sponsors here.

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Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. - KJCC Poetry Series: Señal Collection

October 06, 2016

Part of the series “Anne Carson and Decreation.”

Participants: Luis Felipe Fabre and Ugly Duckling Presse Committee.

Luis Felipe Fabre (1974) is a poet and critic based in Mexico City. He has published a volume of essays, Leyendo agujeros: Ensayos sobre (des)escritura, antiescritura y no escritura, and the poetry collections Cabaret Provenza, La sodomía en la Nueva España, and Poemas de terror y de misterio. He has been curator of the Poesía en Voz Alta Festival and Todos los originales serán destruídos, an exhibition of contemporary art made by poets.

Ugly Duckling Presse Committee will be represented by: writer and translator John Pluecker; Mexican and Chicana poet Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal; Argentinian writer Pablo Katchadjian; Argentinian poet Victoria Cóccaro; editor Rebekah Smith; Argentinian author Florencia Castellano; poet and translator Alexis Almeida, and poet and visual artist Bianca Stone.

In English and Spanish.

Reception to follow.

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PROXIMITIES/DISTANCES: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Performance Theories and Practices

September 21, 2016

Curated by Cristina Colmena (PhD Candidate, NYU Spanish Department) and Ana Sánchez Acevedo (PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center)

PROXIMITIES/DISTANCES is a two-day event, exploring ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance through the talks with creators and performers. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigating the connections between art and audiences, the aesthetic and the socio-political, it will examine a diverse range of dramaturgies that bring these different media into contact.

Martes, 27 de septiembre Performances: Reservar aquí

Mi gran obra de David Espinosa (España) Duración: 50 minutos

Pase 1: 8:15 p.m.

Pase 2: 10.00 p.m.

The Studio Theatre, NYU Tisch Drama, 721 Broadway, 3rd floor

fuentes-puentes de Daniel Salguero (Colombia) Duración: 50 minutos

Pase 1: 7:45 p.m.

Pase 2: 10.00 p.m.

NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South

Miércoles, 28 de septiembre

Charlas y mesas redondas en NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South

10:30 a.m. Presentación Proximidades/Distancias: Prácticas Escénicas Contemporáneas

Cristina Colmena (NYU, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PhD Program)

Ana Sánchez Acevedo (CUNY, The Graduate Center, HLBLL, PhD Program)

10:45 a.m. Haciendo zoom: distancias variables entre lo personal y lo político

Claudio Tolcachir (Argentina), Pablo Remón (España), Alejandro Moreno Jashés (Chile)

Modera Cristina Colmena (PhD Candidate, NYU)

Lunch break

2.00 p.m. Lenguajes que se superponen: nuevas definiciones de la puesta en escena

Oscar Naters-Íntegro (Perú), Arantxa Araujo (México), Javier Antonio González-Caborca (New York/Puerto Rico)
Modera Sebastián Calderón Bentín (Professor, NYU)

4.00 pm Coffee Break

4:30 p.m. Aproximaciones coreográficas: prácticas objetuales y corporales

David Espinosa (España), Luz Arcas y Abraham Gragera-La Phármaco (España),

Modera Ana Sánchez Acevedo (PhD Candidate, CUNY)

6:00 p.m. Break

6:15 p.m. Distancias conflictivas: cartografías y contra-archivos escénicos

Heidi y Rolf Abderhalden-MAPA Teatro (Colombia), Daniel Salguero (Colombia)

Modera Jill Lane (Professor, NYU)

8:30 p.m. Performance: Danza Manifiesto - Embodying what was hidden - Compañía La Phármaco (España)

9:00 p.m. Recepción

In Spanish.

With the support of the King Juan Carlos Center (KJCC), the Chair of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU Center for the Humanities, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

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A New Farewell to Spain? Catalonia, the Spanish Crisis, and the Echoes of 1898

September 15, 2016

Come join us to the first public lecture of Josep Maria Muñoz (Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization, Historian, Director of L’Avenç magazine)

In Spain today, one hears old lamentations about new crises. The lasting impact of the 2008 financial crisis and its social consequences have produced a persistent new pessimism, one that has overshadowed the decades of economic growth and social welfare that Spain achieved with a democratic government and integration into the European Union. Catalonia is a crucial element in the current Spanish crisis. From 2010 on, a large, democratic, inclusive movement in favor of the independence of Catalonia has gained a previously unseen (and unforeseen) strength. The words “Farewell, Spain” that poet Joan Maragall wrote in 1898 are now pronounced again, with a new political intention.

Contemporary discourse around Catalonia, and the dream or spectre of its autonomy, however, is not a new movement nor merely a response to the recent national crisis. The “Catalan problem” is rooted in the Spanish political upheavals of 1898, when, amid the collapse of Spanish imperialism, the Catalan cultural renaissance became a national political movement. Since then, political Catalanism has been a fundamental element in the configuration of democracy in Spain. Amid the narratives and the pessimism, disagreements over the past persist, and echoes of the 1898 return to trouble the present.

Josep M. Muñoz is the Fall 2016 King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization and will be in residence at KJCC. Muñoz is a historian and the director of Catalan monthly magazine L’Avenç and the related publishing house. He received his Ph.D. in History from the Universitat de Barcelona. He has paid a long attention to the figure and work of historian Jaume Vicens Vives, including his awarded book Jaume Vicens Vives (1910-1960). Una biografia intel.lectual (1997), and other exhibitions and publications on the occasion of the centenary of Vicens Vives’ birth, in 2010. His professional career was previously developed in the Barcelona Mayor’s Office, coinciding with the 1992 Olympic Games, and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). In the past fifteen years, he has helped to place L’Avenç as a leading cultural publication. His latest book Temps present, temps passat (2016) gathers a selection of his celebrated interviews in L’Avenç.

In English. Reception to follow.

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VIDEO - Storytelling Cuba: Jon Lee Anderson in Conversation

May 11, 2016


Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at NYU, in conversation with KJCC Director Ana Dopico. They discussed Anderson's long personal and professional connection to Cuba, his work, `the current historical moment, and the relationship between Cuba and the U.S.

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Coming up soon: Closing of Seis del Sur - BARRIOS photo exhibit

May 10, 2016

“Seis del Sur: \ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\” – is a photographic group exhibition featuring both the vintage and contemporary photojournalistic and social documentary work of the six members of the Seis del Sur Photo Collective: Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David González, Francisco Molina Reyes II, and Edwin Pagán.
 The exhibition builds on their documentary photography in the Bronx to create a wider imaginary for the barrios and communities of LatinoAmerica.

The works featured in “Barrios” (\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\) invoke, reclaim, and explode the notion of the “barrio” in order to reflect on community as experience and metaphor in Latino and Latin America. The exhibit focuses on a diverse social geography that has been shaped by empire, colonialism, race, and social inequality, and on the ways that language, religion and politics invite us to imagine and question lo común. The idea of común unidad—common unity in community—is an integral part of the Hispanic/Latino diaspora in the Americas. But community is often built in the tension between stable bonds and social precariousness, and representations of Latino communities are often composed through problematic frames. The exhibit, then, is conceived to reflect Latino subects in the work of Latino photographers and interrogates how Latino and LatinAmerican subjects and diaspora are perceived, both within and without extended forms of community. The repertoire of images offers a two tier visual tableau that encompasses work created in the U.S. and internationally, including Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and other regions. The exhibit will also include the vintage black and white work the collective’s members created in the South Bronx during the 1970s through 1990s.

“\ˈbär-ē-ˌōz\” represents the largest selection of the collective’s work shown together to date.

In partnership with Bronx Documentary Center and The Loisada Center.

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Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: Storytelling Cuba: Jon Lee Anderson in Conversation

May 02, 2016

Join Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, in his final public event at KJCC.

Jon Lee Anderson will reflect his long connection to Cuba, U.S.-Cuba relations and the current historical moment. Reception to follow.

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Storytelling the Revolution is available here: https://livestream.com/nyu-tv/kjccsymposium

April 15, 2016

Thursday & Friday, April 21 & 22, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Symposium: Storytelling the Revolution - Narrative and Latin American Revolutionary Politics 1959-2016

Symposium directed by Jon Lee Anderson, Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations for Spring 2016. Journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer.

If you missed the symposium you may view it here: http://livestream.com/nyu-tv/KJCCSymposium

An edited version in Spanish will be also available in the coming weeks.

Storytelling the Revolution brings together distinguished journalists, historians, and political activists who have witnessed, helped narrate, and in some cases personally participated in, Latin America's revolutionary experiences from 1959 to the present day.

We will consider how the story of revolution in the Americas has been told over the last half century, and how those narratives have been enshrined or contested. Across two days, participants will reconsider the recent history of Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela and their own roles in shaping the story.

The symposium engages and questions narratives of Cold War, democratization, socialist revolution and civil war and traces the after-lives and ongoing legacy of armed and civil struggle in the hemisphere. As the US and Cuba put an end to their epic standoff, and the hemisphere's longest-lasting Marxist rebellion - and its last civil war - winds to an end in Colombia, what conclusions do we draw? How have the storytellers of revolutionary change shaped our political imaginations? How does the idea of revolution persist? What has this history and these acts of telling meant in the American hemisphere? Where do we go from here?

PROGRAM

Day 1: Thursday, April 21

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome by Ana Dopico, Director, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

Opening remarks by Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations

9:10 - 11:30 a.m. Panel 1: Cuba

Carlos Manuel Alvarez, Journalist, El estornudo

Ada Ferrer, Historian, Professor, NYU

Jean-François Fogel, Author, Professor of Journalism, Science Po (Paris)

Ignacio Ramonet, Journalist, Biographer, Director, Le Monde diplomatique en español

Ana Dopico, Cultural Critic, Professor, NYU

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Panel 2: Colombia

Maria Jimena Duzán, Journalist, Semana

Ernesto Londoño, Journalist, New York Times

Gustavo Petro, Economist, Former Mayor of Bogotá

Lunch (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Panel 3: Argentina

Martín Caparrós, Journalist, Author

Gabriel Pasquini, Journalist, Author

David Reiff, Journalist, Author

5:45 - 7:45 p.m. Panel 4: Chile

Miguel Littín, Filmmaker, Novelist

Patricio Fernández, Journalist, Editor of The Clinic

Lina Meruane, Author, Scholar

Reception

Day 2: Friday, April 22

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Panel 5: Central America & Mexico

Susan Meiselas, Photojournalist

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, Journalist, Editor of Confidencial

Carlos Dada, Journalist, Founder of El Faro

Horacio Castellanos Moya, Journalist, Novelist

Francisco Goldman, Journalist, Novelist

Jean-Marie Simon, Photojournalist

Blanche Petrich, Journalist, La Jornada

Diego Enrique Osorno, Journalist, Author

Lunch (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

2:15 - 4:15 p.m. Panel 6: Venezuela

Richard Gott, Journalist, Historian

Boris Muñoz, Journalist, Author

Tamara Adrián, Activist, Deputy National Assembly of Venezuela

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.General Discussion with Invited Participants

CLOSING RECEPTION

Please note:

No registration required. Free and Open to the Public until capacity is reached. Picture ID required.

Simultaneous translation will be provided.

This event will be live streamed (in English) on KJCC website (www.kjcc.org)


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Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. : “Los misterios de Rita Indiana”

April 08, 2016

The Creative Writing in Spanish Program presents: “Los misterios de Rita Indiana”. Featuring Dominican writer, composer and vocalist Rita Indiana. Presented by Urayoán Noel.

In Spanish. Reception to follow.

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.



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Thursday, April 7, 7:00 PM: writers Miguel Angel Hernández and Reinaldo Laddaga

April 01, 2016

Spanish writer Miguel Angel Hernández will read his text: “El arte en la novela: contaminaciones entre crítica y literatura”; Argentinian wtiter Reinaldo Ladagga will present “Editor, curador, escritor, artista: juego de roles en la literatura y el arte contemporáneos.”

Introduced by writer and essayist Sergio Chejfec (NYU Creative Writing in Spanish Program).

With the support of NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Spanish.

The Creative Writing in Spanish Program acknowledges the generous support of Santander Bank through its Santander Universities Program.



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Wednesday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. : Cuban artist ALEXIS ESQUIVEL

March 28, 2016

The KJCC Sawyer Seminar "Cuban Futures Beyond the Market: Geopolitics and Interpretive Infrastructures in Humanities, Social Science and the Law" invites you to a conversatorio with Alexis Esquivel: "El tema racial en el arte cubano contemporáneo: de Queloides a Drapetomanía."

Alexis Esquivel is a Cuban visual and performance artist whose work has often explored themes of history, race, and identity, particularly in a Cuban cultural context.

In Spanish.

Co-sponsored by NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.


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Video (bilingual): check it out if you missed "Beyond Sorrow: Rethinking Flamenco for the 21st Century"

March 08, 2016

With flamenco singer Marina Heredia (Flamenco Festival New York), dancer, choreographer, writer, and organizer Paloma McGregor (Angela’s Pulse, Dancing While Black), Latina/o cultural theorist Josefina Saldaña-Portillo (NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis), artist and performance theorist Sebastian Calderón Bentin (NYU Tisch School of the Arts), and flamenco dancer and scholar K. Meira Goldberg (CUNY Grad Center, Fashion Institute of Technology.)

Historically, flamenco artistry was generated as a dazzling, resistant response to the discrimination and poverty endured by the Roma of Spain and other marginalized communities in Andalusia. Today, flamenco is marked not only by its inheritance of loss and art but by the multiple forces of culture, diaspora, identity, politics, and market. This panel asks questions to reframe the life and futures of flamenco. We will consider how contemporary flamenco artists negotiate the fine line between embracing an artistic inheritance and breaking free of stereotype. Can flamenco survive in the fullness of its profound and deep expression without being boxed in by obligatory sorrow and suffering? What will the new sources of inspiration be for the generations of artists who have not known the suffering of their ancestors? How does flamenco’s evolution in the context of globalized 21st century culture reflect changing ideas about gender and race? How do today’s artists beat a path to the future, finding new and authentic creative impetus?

This panel was part of the 13th edition of Flamenco Festival New York (March 9-19, 2016). www.flamencofestival.org.

Co-sponsored by Flamenco Festival New York and Foundation of Iberian Music-CUNY Graduate Center.




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Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.: Reporting on War and Power in the Americas

February 22, 2016

Join Jon Lee Anderson, Spring 2016 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer, in his first public lecture entitled "Reporting on War and Power in the Americas."

An incisive and courageous chronicler of Latin American political life, power, culture, war, and global conflict, and a defender of journalism and journalists in the hemisphere, Anderson is in residence as Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations as the KJCC continues to focus on Journalism, Reporting, and Public Intellectual Practices. As part of his residence at NYU, Anderson is teaching the graduate course Revolution, Power and Reportage at NYU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).

If you missed the talk you may check it out here.


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KJCC welcomes Jon Lee Anderson as Andrés Bello Chair for Spring 2016

February 01, 2016

The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center is delighted to welcome eminent journalist, biographer, war correspondent and New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson to New York University this spring. An incisive and courageous chronicler of Latin American political life, power, culture, war, and global conflict, and a defender of journalism and journalists in the hemisphere, Anderson is in residence as Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations as the KJCC continues to focus on Journalism, Reporting, and Public Intellectual Practices. As part of his residence at NYU, Anderson is teaching the graduate course Revolution, Power and Reportage at NYU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). During his tenure, he will be giving two public lectures and organizing a symposium to be held at the King Juan Carlos Center later this spring.

Jon Lee Anderson began his career in the early 1980s, reporting on Central America’s civil wars for TIME magazine. As a New Yorker staff writer since 1998, he has covered numerous international conflicts, including those in Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Angola, Mali, Liberia, and Central African Republic. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, El Pais, Internazionale, The Financial Times, Guardian, The Sunday Times, TIME, and The Nation.

Anderson has reported extensively on Latin America, writing on Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other nations and zones of conflict. He works to safeguard the rights of journalists and is on the board of the Colombia-based Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation for Journalism, and regularly teaches workshops for Latin American reporters. Anderson has profiled a number of international public figures such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Augusto Pinochet, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Hamid Karzai, Mahmoud Ahmadinajad and Charles Taylor.

Jon Lee Anderson is also a celebrated biographer, essayist and the author of books on contemporary conflict, military campaigns and political leadership. He is the author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, an authoritative and celebrated biography of the iconic Latin American political leader. While researching the book in Bolivia, he discovered the hidden location of Guevara's skeletal remains, after which they were exhumed and returned to Cuba.

Anderson has a number of other books, including Guerrillas: Journeys In the Insurgent World, The Lion's Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan, and The Fall of Baghdad. He is also the coauthor of Inside the League and War Zones: Voices from the World's Killing Grounds with his brother Scott Anderson.

He has won a number of awards, most recently Columbia University's 2013 Maria Moors Cabot award.

Anderson's next book project is a biography of Fidel Castro.

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Happy Holidays!!!!

December 14, 2015

The King Juan Carlos Center staff wish you a happy holiday season!

We will see you back in the Spring semester.

Happy New Year!!!!

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Friday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. - PANEL: SEIS PLUS: An Evening With The Bronx Photo League

December 03, 2015

The landscape may have changed, but the South Bronx is still home to photographers committed to documenting their neighborhoods from the inside. Chief among them are the members of the Bronx Photo League, a group whose recent Jerome Avenue Workers Project looks at a blue-collar community facing development and gentrification. Join us for a conversation with shooters David "Dee" Delgado, Nina Robinson, Rhynna Santos and Edwin Torres as we explore changing neighborhoods, technologies and audiences.

In partnership with Bronx Documentary Center, The Loisada Center, Tools of War and Tats Cru.


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Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 p.m. - “Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón”

November 30, 2015

“Tribunes for the People: Rebel Latino Writers in American Journalism, From Ricardo Flores Magón and Jovita Idar to Jesús Colón” by Juan González, Fall 2015 Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations, (Columnist for The Daily News, co-host of Democracy Now!

Reception to follow.

RSVP FOR THIS EVENT HERE.

THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED HERE.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sonia Manzano and Juan González in Conversation: Latino Performing Artists and their Community

November 25, 2015


This unprecedented event, hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity, took place on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square).

Introduced by NYU Vice Provost Uli Baer and KJCC Director Ana Dopico.

Juan González, the longtime Daily News columnist and Democracy Now co-host, will led a dialogue with these acclaimed writers and performers of stage and screen about their lives, their work, the arts, and the cultural politics that have shaped their careers and communities.

Sonia Manzano is a fifteen time Emmy Award winning TV writer, actress, novelist, and memoirist, the originator and long time embodiment of the groundbreaking character “Maria” on Sesame Street, and author of Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Grammy and Tony Award winning actor, playwright, composer, 2015 MacArthur Fellow, and the creator and protagonist of the Broadway hits Hamilton and In the Heights.

Sponsored by NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and made possible with the generous support of NYU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity.




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