Winter 2018 Issue

U.S.-Spain Council Comes to Campus

International Friends

By Erin Zagursky

Top business and government officials from the United States and Spain, including the defense leaders of both countries, gathered at William & Mary as part of the 2017 U.S.-Spain Council Forum. The Sept. 22-23 event was brought to Williamsburg by U.S. Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D-VA), who serves as honorary chairman of the council. The group, which aims to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Spain, includes leaders in business, government, education and culture from both countries. At a luncheon for the Council held in the Muscarelle Museum of Art, President Taylor Reveley detailed the university’s connections to Spain.

“Spain is among the three most popular study abroad venues for our students, and we have ties to many Spanish universities,” said Reveley. “Here on campus Spanish is the foreign language with the highest enrollments among our students. Many William & Mary professors have deep research commitments and interests in Spain. William & Mary has significant ties to Spain, which we value enormously.”