The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors a variety of cultural, artistic, and academic events, all of which contribute to a continued engagement with important developments in our disciplines, as well as with broader cultural and social debates. These events also allow our students at all levels, as well as the community at large, to meet artists, scholars and lecturers from a variety of academic, geographical and cultural locations. The vast majority of our sponsored conferences and lectures are free and open to the public, as it is consistent with our mission as a public institution.