About the Center


To promote research and teaching on Spain and the Spanish-speaking world at the university, and to mount free public programs for a general audience that highlight the history, politics and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.


  • Encourage inclusion of the Spanish-speaking world in areas where traditionally it has been marginalized, such as European studies, philosophy, politics, and economics.
  • Provide an intellectual home for US scholars interested in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Support NYU students and faculty with an academic interest in the Hispanic world, while strengthening Spanish, Latin American and Latino studies at the University.


  • Serve as an important cultural resource for New York City by celebrating the rich history and cultures of Spain and Latin America through free seminars, exhibits, lectures, and the like.
  • Act as a liaison among Spanish, Latin American and US cultural organizations and individuals involved in academia and the arts.

Public Affairs

  • Organize events that foster dialogue and cooperation among leaders from the private and public sectors in Spain, Latin America and the United States.


  • Carroll and Milton Petrie*
  • Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona
  • Caja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Madrid*
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation*
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation*
  • Fundación Coca-Cola de España*
  • Fundación Ramón Areces*
  • Fundación Tabacalera, S.A.*
  • Grupo Endesa*
  • Iberdrola, S.A.*
  • Morgan Stanley Group
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Telefónica de España, S.A.*

*Member of the Sir Harold Acton Society, which honors donors whose gifts to New York University equal or exceed $1 million

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