Herrero de Miñon y Muñoz Machado open the talks about the Constitution Reform at La Nau

  • May 8th, 2017
Herrero Miñon

Tomorrow, Tuesday 9 May, the Cultural Centre La Nau will host a talk between Miguel Herrero Rodríguez de Miñon, member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, permanent councillor of State and presenter of the Constitution, and Santiago Muñoz Machado, member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, secretary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), full university professor of Law and Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitat de València.

The ceremony will take place at Paranimf at 19:00h and is the first conference of the series ‘Diálogos ante una eventual reforma de la Constitución’, organised by Cañada Blanch Chair for Contemporary Thinking of the Universitat de València.

The conference will be hosted by the Vice-Principal for Culture and Equality of the Universitat de València, Antonio Ariño; the president of the Foundation Cañada Blanc, Juan López-Trigo and it will be moderated by David Blanquer, State Attorney (surplus) and full university professor of Administrative law. 

This series of conferences is part of the activities organised by the Foundation Cañada Blanch for Contemporary Thinking of the Universitat de València and counts on the collaboration of the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Equality and ‘Le Monde diplomatique’ in Spanish. The aim of this Chair is to promote the research activities related to current important social issues of cultural, political and economic interest.  In particular, these talks try to create debate forums that make easier the identification of significant topics and problems in the field of thought. So it is possible to open new ways of dialogues and intellectual exchange.

According to Juan López-Trigo: “ Cañada Blanch Chair for Contemporary Thinking is famous for not only addressing to specialists, but also to the public interested in rethinking about our world and expanding their reference points”. He also states: “For this series of conferences, we count on the contribution of Le Monde diplomatique in Spanish and the continuous support of the Universitat de València. Last year they made possible the attendance of such important people in Valencia to determine the direction of Europe. And now, we want to do the same with the continuous debate about the Spanish Constitution”.

Rodríguez de Miñon is, precisely, one of the so-called “7 fathers of the Constitution” and was the spokesperson of UCD and AP to take part in the Partido Popular where he had some important charges until 2004. His great professional career includes high positions in the Banco Exterior de España, North Atlantic Assembly's (NAA) or the Trilateral Commission. He was awarded with the Blanquerna Prize of the Government of Catalonia and Sabino Arana Prize.

Apart from being honoris causa by the Universitat de València and the universities of Córdoba and Extremadura, Muñoz Machado has the National Prize for Literature, the Adolfo Posada Prize and the Aberroes Prize.  He is the author or co-author of a hundred of works. The most outstanding works are the Administrative and General Public Law Treaty that talks about the nationalised Law to the international and European legal system.

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