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The era of Politics

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With the aim of restoring and reclaiming the role of politics in our contemporary democracies, the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales have organised a programme of events to recall and modernise political thought, in order to confront pressing issues that arise in the current political environment. The CEPC has prioritised the following themes:

  • Remembering the Classics
  • Great contemporary thinkers
  • Political and Crisis theory
  • Reflections on politics today

Information and registration for events 

CEPC Webpage:  www.cepc.gob.es

Location: Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales

Subdirección General de Estudios e Investigación

Plaza de la Marina Española, 9

28071 Madrid

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2017


Events that are taking place in 2017 include:

Conference: ´Fiscal federalism in Canada – trends and challenges´

The conference will take place next Thursday, 16th March 2017 and will be led by Dr David Péloquin, a fiscal policy consultant to the Canadian government.

Series: ´Constitutional Debate in Europe and worldwide´

This year the CEPC will host a new series of seminars, under the name ´Constitutional Debate in Europe and worldwide´.
First session: ´Italy´s unsuccessful attempt at constitutional reform and post-referendum perspectives´.
The session will take place on 9th February, and will feature various well-known specialists on Constitutional Law and Political Science: Dr Luis Maria Diaz Picazo Gimenez, professor of Constitutional Law and President of the Supreme Court, Dr Pablo Lucas Murillo de la Cueva, Professor of Constitutional Law, Academic and Magistrate at the Supreme Court and Dr Jorge del Palacio Martín , Political expert and Professor in the UC3M and ICADE.
The function will be coordinated and moderated by Dr Pietro Masala, Garcia Pelayo Researcher at the CEPC.

Third session of the Fernando el Cátolico centenary seminar series

On 30th January, the CEPC hosted the third session of the Fernando el Cátolico centenary seminar series, organised in partnership with the RACMyP, in order to mark the fifth centenary of his death. The event focused on the socioeconomic perspective of his reign and featured Dr Santiago Muñoz Machado, academic at the RAE and the RACMyP and Dr José María Serrano, academic at the RACMyP.

Literary and Political Seminar: ´Peace in wartime´ Miguel de Unamuno

On 26th January 2017, the Literary and Political Seminar: ´Peace in wartime´ by Miguel de Unamuno took place in the CEPC, and was led by Dr Jon Juaristi, Professor of Literature in the UAM.

Second session of the Fernando el Cátolico centenary seminar series

The second session took place on 23rd January 2017, and featured speakers such as Dr Feliciano Barrios from the Real Academia de Historia and Dr Juan carlos Dominguez Mafria, from the Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legalización.

First session of the Fernando el Cátolico centenary seminar series

On Monday 16th January the first session of the the Fernando el Cátolico centenary seminar series took place in order to mark the Centenary of the death of King Fernando el Católico, that was postponed to 2017 due to timetabling problems.
The first session featured Dr Benigno Pendás (professor, Director of the CEPC and member of the RACMYP), whose speech was called ´Fernando el Católitco, the Machiavellian Prince´ and Dr Pedro Cerezo Galán (professor and Vicepresident of the RACMyP) who led the conference ´Fernando el Católico or the State´s oracle of reason (Gracián)´.
This event took place thanks to the collaboration between the Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas and the CEPC, and the programme can be found below. 

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Conference: The protection of fundamental rights in the Spanish legal system

On 9th January 2017, the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales held a conference on the ´The protection of fundamental rights in the Spanish legal system´, led by Dr Andrés Ollero, magistrate at the Constitutional Court, with the help of Dr Benigno Pendás, Director of the CEPC.