500th Anniversary of the First Circumnavigation: A Milestone that Connected the World
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation, a panel of historians discuss the historical relevance of this milestone and how it transformed the world.
In the context of the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation, this insight discussion featuring a distinguished panel of historians discuss the historical relevance of this milestone and how it transformed the global economy, as well as its impact on exploration, culture, religion, and geopolitical influence.
Welcome remarks will be provided by H.E. Santiago Cabanas Ansorena, Ambassador of Spain and will include brief remarks from Admiral Juan Francisco Martínez Núñez, Secretary General for Defense Policy, Ministry of Spanish Defense, and Vice President of the Executive Committee for the Celebration of the Quincentennial of the First Circumnavigation of the World.
- Larrie Ferreiro, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, and author of Brothers in Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain who Saved it (Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History, 2017; Journal of the American Revolution, Book of the Year, 2016).
- Erin Rowe, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
- Richard L. Kagan Ph. D., Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor Emeritus of History and Academy Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University. Author of The Spanish Craze: America’s Fascination with the Arts and Cultures of the Hispanic World, 1779-1939.
- Moderated by Octavio Hinojosa, President of Asociación de Líderes Hispanos and member of The Hispanic Council’s Advisory Board.
- Closing remarks will be provided by Javier García Fernández, Deputy Secretary for the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport, and President of the Executive Committee for the Celebration of the Quincentennial of the First Circumnavigation of the World.