Pedro Sánchez

The Catalan Crisis: When Populism and Secessionism Team Up


Monday 7th May 2018



About the speaker: Dr. Pedro Sanchez is currently Secretary General of PSOE (Spanish Socialists and Workers' Party), leader of the opposition in Spain and vice president of the Socialist International. He was also Secretary-General of the PSOE, leader of the opposition and candidate to the Presidency of the Spanish Government in the period 2014-2016. Between 2009-2016 he was Member of the Spanish Parliament. He was also Senior Lecturer in Global Economics and Economic History at the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid (Spain) from 2008 to 2014. Previously, Dr. Sanchez also served as Member of the Madrid City Council and as an adviser at different international institutions, including the European Parliament and the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia Herzegovina. He studied economics at the Complutense University of Madrid and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Camilo José Cela University as well as master's degrees from Ortega y Gasset Institute, and the Free University of Brussels. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.


About the event: Dr. Sánchez will address the political, social and economic factors that have led to the growth of populist secessionism in Catalonia and analyze possible solutions to the current political blockade in Spain and Europe. 

The lecture will be held at Magdalen College's Auditorium, from 17:30 to 19:00. There will be plenty of time for a Q&A with the speaker. 

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