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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

The Catalan Crisis in Global Context

with César Arjona Sebastia



Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 12:00 p.m.
10 Stone Ave, Room 201
Boston College

RSVP Here. Lunch will be served.

with César Arjona Sebastia, ESADE, Barcelona

about the event


After years of conflict between Catalan and Spanish authorities, two different Governments simultaneously claimed legitimate authority over the region of Catalonia. What used to be a merely domestic dispute became front-page material in international media. Far from being a parochial issue, this rare political conflict within the European Union is inextricably linked with global tendencies and is indicative of the way law and legal thinking are evolving in a post-Westphalian world.



about the speaker


César Arjona (JSD, Cornell; LL.M.; M.Phil) is Professor at ESADE Law School in Barcelona, where he teaches in the fields of Legal Theory and Ethics. He has published extensively in English and Spanish. His research interests include professional legal ethics and the theory of transnational law. He has been a visiting professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), ICADE (Madrid), Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), and at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London), where he also served as academic co-director. He has been a speaker in several European and North-American institutions, including the Free University of Berlin, the Max Planck Institute in Halle, the University of Southampton, Santa Clara University, Boston College and Georgetown. He is a non-practicing member of the Law Society of Barcelona.