Felipe de Borbon y Grecia, Prince of Asturias

June 20, 2012

His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbon y Grecia, and Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias, visited Harvard on June 21, 2012. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne attended a private luncheon at the Faculty Club, chaired by Professor Charles Maier, Acting Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

The Prince and Princess and their delegation then received a private tour of Widener Library prior to the Prince delivering an address in the Nye Conference Center titled, “Spain: An American Nation.” In his remarks, His Highness emphasized Spain’s influence in the Western Hemisphere, and the importance of the relationship between Spain, the United States, and Latin America in order to bolster economies and reduce poverty and inequality. Professor Merilee Grindle, Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (which sponsored the lecture), delivered introductory remarks.


Read the Harvard Gazette article.