Diplomacy and Literature: Exploring 'El Abraham de Nuevo México’ with Eduardo Garrigues
Join us for an enriching evening celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month as we as we delve into the world of "El Abraham de Nuevo México" with esteemed author and diplomat Eduardo Garrigues, who will share delegate Pedro Baptista Pino’s previously unpublished report to the Spanish Cortes about the mostly ignored situation of a remote and isolated province of “Nueva España,” surrounded by 33 Native American nations, during this fraught period in American and Spanish history.
Delegate Pino traveled through Mexico at a time when the independence revolution had already started, and the Cortes was a last attempt for the Spanish crown to hold onto the territories in the Americas. At the same time, delegates from Latin America were gathered in Cadiz for the Cortes, while Napoleon’s armies had invaded the rest of Spain.
Pedro Calvo-Sotelo Ibánez-Martín, Consul for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Spain in New York, will introduce Eduardo Garrigues and set the stage for an evening of intellectual exploration. Student moderators from the international relations department will then lead an insightful Q&A session, promising engaging discussions
Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in history, culture, and diplomacy, all in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Join us for an unforgettable evening that promises to broaden your horizons and deepen your appreciation for the rich tapestry of Nuevo Mexico's past.