Manuel Vicent and Ignacio Ramonet, this week at La Nau

Ignacio Ramonet.

Journalist and writer Manuel Vicent and journalist Ignacio Ramonet are some of the protagonists of the debates at the Cultural Centre La Nau of the University of Valencia this week. Both conferences are held at the Aula Magna, at 19:00 (free entrance while space is available) and can be followed live from MediaUni (

Vicent, who offers Tuesday 25 the conference ‘Literature and Journalism’, will be presented by journalist Miquel Alberola at an event which is part of the programming of Open Senate, the space for debate and reflection of the University of Valencia and the newspaper ‘El País’.

Manuel Vicent (La Vilavella, Castellón, 1936), graduated in Law and Philosophy at the University of Valencia and in Journalism by the Official School of Madrid, began his professional career in the newspaper ‘Madrid’ and in the magazine ‘Triunfo’. In ‘EL PAÍS’ he started writing parliamentary chronicles the transitional years. He was awarded with the Alfaguara Prize for his novel ‘Pascua y Naranjas’. Author of ‘Tranvía a la Malvarrosa’, he was also awarded in 1986 with the Nadal Prize for ‘Balada de Caín’.

Wednesday 26 of March, the Aula Magna hosts the symposium ‘Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution’, between Ignacio Ramonet, director of ‘Le Monde Diplomatique’ (Spanish edition) and Ferran Montesa, president of the Mondiplo Foundation. The debate is moderated by Office of the Vice‐Principal for Culture and Equality of the University of Valencia, Antonio Ariño and is done because of the book, ‘Hugo Chávez, mi primera Vida’. (Ed. Debate). In this book, Ramonet conducts a fascinating reconstruction of the life of Hugo Chavez as president of Venezuela in ten years of his ascent to power, made from four long interviews with the leading politician.
This conference is part of the cycle ‘School of Critical Thinking’, a touring programme of research and discussion promoted by the Mondiplo Foundation, ‘Le Monde diplomatique’ in Spanish, the City Council of Burjassot, the University of Valencia, the UNED and FLACSO (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences).

These will not be the only debates to be held at La Nau next week. On Thursday, La Nau will host two roundtable debates at 19:00. At the Paranimf it will take place the debate Does freedom really exist? The challenges of science to common sense with Carlos J. Moya, Full University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Valencia, Josep I. Corbí, Full University Professor of Science Philosophy at the University of Valencia, Valeriano Iranzo, Titular Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Valencia and José Miñarro López, Full University Professor of Psychobiology at the University of Valencia, in the framework of the activities commemorating the centenary of the Colegio Mayor San Juan de Ribera. The debate can also be followed live from MediaUni. At the same time, in the Aula Magna of the historical building of the University of Valencia, it will take place the debate.

The mathematical analysis and the prime numbers, by José Bonet Solves (IUMPA. Universitat Politècnica de València), and with the participation of Rafael Crespo, dean of the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Valencia and Antonio Campillo, president of the Royal Mathematical Society. More information about the debates and activities

Last update: 24 de march de 2014 08:58.

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