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John Brademas, Founder

John Brademas (1927-2016): Dr. Brademas spearheaded the creation of the King Juan Carlos of I Spain Center while serving as President of NYU from 1981 to 1992. Prior to this, he served for 22 years in the United States Congress (D-IN). Brademas has been involved with Spain and Latin America throughout his career, beginning with a doctoral dissertation at Oxford on the anarchist movement in Catalonia. He is the recipient of the Grand Cross of Alfonso X the Wise, an award given by Spain’s Ministry of Education and Culture, and has served as Chairman of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and of the National Endowment for Democracy.

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Ana Dopico, Director (on sabbatical leave)

Ana Dopico is the first Latina Director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese at New York University. Since her appointment in 2014, she has sought to continue the Center’s mission and to further expand its engagement with Latino intellectuals, artists, filmmakers, journalists, activists, and political leaders and the Latino community in New York. She was worked to produce projects in collaboration with the NYU community and with New York and global institutions, from the Bronx Documentary Center to the Foundation for New Journalism in Latin America.

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Laura Turégano, Acting Director

Laura Turégano is currently Acting Director for the academic year 2017-18. She has been the Associate Director of the Center for the past fourteen years. In Fall 2007, Ms. Turégano took on the role of Acting Director of the Center between the end of the previous Director’s term of office and the start of that of the existing Director. In Fall 2011, Ms. Turégano was appointed again Acting Director. Ms. Turégano has nineteen years of experience in philanthropy and public affairs, with expertise in the arts, culture and international relations.

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Luis Alfonso Pérez, Administrative Assistant

Luis Alfonso Pérez has worked several years in the multimedia industry both as an administrator and freelance artist. His work has won various awards in several art shows on the east coast. A Bronx native of Colombian descent he is fluent in English and Spanish. Luis received a BA in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Since January 2006 Luis has been Administrative Assistant at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

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