HIS MAJESTY THE KING WILL PRESIDE OVER THE CLOSING SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS “CHARLES V, VITORIA AND ERASMUS IN YUSTE” HELD IN CÁCERES
The University of Salamanca, the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the University Institute for European Studies of the San Pablo-CEU University will hold the closing session of the International Congress “Charles V, Vitoria and Erasmus in Yuste” on Friday, 8 June, at 12:00 pm, at the University of Extremadura under the presidency of His Majesty the King.
The Rectors of the University of Extremadura, the University of Salamanca and of the San Pablo-CEU University will also attend the event and the keynote address will be delivered by the historian Fernando García de Cortazar, winner of the National History Prize in 2008.
The conclusions of the congress, on the other hand, will be presented by Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, President of the University Institute for European Studies of the CEU, member of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste and alumni of the University of Salamanca.
This event closes the works exposed by twenty experts, notable among them are academicians, jurists, historians and philosophers, who will participate in the congress held from the 6th to the 7th of June, where the ideas deriving from the School of Salamanca will be studied and how these, along with Erasmus’ humanism and the changes of the Reformation, influenced Charles V’s policy.
Europe’s roots may be traced through the paths that join Aachen, Salamanca and Yuste and it is through the latter that they are spread throughout America.
Charles V is the cornerstone of this incipient idea of Europe and it thus brings along great subjects of International Law, such as free movement, just war and the acknowledgement of the other’s individuality, which are discussed and applied in imperial politics.
This event intends to highlight the importance of the Spanish crown and of the thinkers of the School of Salamanca regarding these subjects, which were and are essential to Europe and the world. For further information on this International Congress please visit: