Quiénes somos y quiénes formamos Iberia

Iberia es la asociación de españoles (e hispanófilos) de Columbia. En ella estamos estudiantes, profesores, postdocs, visiting-scholars de la Universidad, además de otras personas de otras Universidades, como NYU, Rockefeller, Brandeis, Fordham, etc.

Los objetivos de Iberia son:

Uno de los objetivos de Iberia Columbia es coordinar las actividades promovidas por sus miembros. Éstas son mayoritariamente de carácter cultural. Por ejemplo, recientemente la asociación ha organizado visitas al Metropolitan Museum, el Metropolitan Opera o a la exposición de pintura de Miquel Barceló. Igualmente la asociación se propone promover la cultura española en Nueva York y reforzar los lazos de la comunidad española en Columbia. Recientemente hemos organizado clases de flamenco, proyecciones de películas españolas y visionados de partidos de la Liga española, así como una expedición al Madison Square Garden para animar a Pau Gasol.

Entre nuestros próximos planes se encuentra la organización de una serie de charlas "Príncipe de Asturias", en la cual personalidades que han sido galardonadas con el premio y que actualmente residen en Nueva York vendrían a compartir su experiencia con estudiantes de la Universidad.

Miembros de Iberia organizaron en 2005 la constitución del Columbia University Club of Spain, que es la primera asociación oficial de ex-alumnos de Columbia en España. Hay miembros de Iberia en buena parte de los departamentos de Columbia y varios estudiantes forman o han formado parte de los máximos órganos de representación dentro de Columbia, como el Senado y varios comités ejecutivos.

En definitiva, Iberia es una asociación profundamente involucrada en el día a día de la Universidad de Columbia y nuestro deseo es que siga siendo así, por lo que os invitamos a que os involucréis tanto en la participación como en la organización de todos nuestros eventos.

 

    Comité y personas detrás de Iberia

Puedes contactar con el comité de Iberia escribiendo a:

    iberia-comite@columbia.edu

Committee members (as for May 2008)

David Lopez Rodriguez President  
Xabier Sarasola Vice President  
Bernardo Navazo Secretary  
Jordi Vallmitjana Treasurer  
     

 

    Constitución y estatutos de Iberia

Constitution of Iberia: Spanish Association at Columbia University

Article I: Name of Organization

The name of the organization is: IBERIA: Spanish Association at Columbia.

Article II: Purpose

 The purposes of the Association shall be:

  1. to bring together people interested in Spanish and Ibero-American culture.
  2. to organize and support academic, cultural and social events for its members, affiliates and the Columbia community in general.
  3. to promote the interaction among the Columbia community and alumni.

Article III: Membership

  1. All students of the Columbia community interested in Spanish culture are eligible for membership.
  2. Any member of the Columbia University community is eligible to become a member of this organization. One is considered a member of this organization in any given academic term if s/he has attended at least one club activity and one meeting in the preceding or current term.
  3. Members of the Columbia community and other New York residents who show a keen interest in Spanish affairs and culture can become affiliates of the Association.
  4. The membership of this organization will at all times contains at least 5 Columbia students and be more than 25% of GSAS Columbia students.
  5. This organization will not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in Columbia's Nondiscrimination Statement.

Article IV: The Committee

  1. The Committee shall be the administrative, organizing and judicial body of the Iberia Association.
  2. The Committee shall consist of three to five officers and the members-at-large.
  3. The Committee shall supervise admission of new members.
  4. The Committee shall be responsible for the planning and organization of all events of the Iberia Association

Article V: Officers

The rights and responsibilities of officers and members-at-large shall be:

    1. President
      1. The president shall be the official representative of the association in all matters.
      2. The president will preside over all meetings.
      3. The president is responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to the group.
      4. He shall be a voting member of the Committee
    2. Vice-President
      1. The vice president shall take over all duties of the president in his/her absence.
      2. He shall be a voting member of the Committee
    3. Treasurer
      1. The treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the group.
      2. The treasurer is required to sign all checks/vouchers of the group.
      3. He shall maintain detailed financial records of all the association events
    4. Other officers
      1. In addition there may be officers with specified functions, such as sports chair, activities chair, web master, etc
      2. They shall be voting members of the Committee.
    5. Members-at-large
      1. Members-at-large shall assist in the organization of Iberia Association events and programs. They also organize the participation of the Club in intramural sports.
      2. They shall be appointed by the Committee and be nonvoting members of the Committee. Their appointment shall expire with the Committee under which they serve.
  1. Only Columbia students shall be eligible to serve as President of Iberia Association and they must have belonged to the Iberia Committee for at least six months.
  2. Elections:
    1. Elections of officers shall occur at the beginning of the academic year.
    2. Any member of this organization is eligible to run for office.
    3. Any member is elected if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.
    4. If more than two people are running and no one wins a majority, then the person with the fewest votes is dropped from the ballot and votes are recast.
    5. The term of office runs for an academic year, starting in fall semester.
    6. Any member of the Committee can resign by submitting a written letter of resignation to the Committee.
    7. Members of the Iberia Committee can be removed if they fail to attend two subsequent Iberia Committee meetings without excuse.
    8. Three voting members of the Iberia Committee have to approve the removal of an officer. Members-at-large can be removed by a majority vote of the Iberia Committee.
    9. Removal: Officers may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members.

Article VI: Meetings

  1. General Meetings shall be held once a year.
  2. Special general meetings have to be called either, at least, by two committee members or by 10 members
  3. Committee meetings shall be held at least twice a semester. All decisions shall be made by a majority vote of all members present.
  4. Quorum for a meeting shall be by one quarter of the members of the organization.

Article VII: Amendments

  1. Amendments shall be presented by any member of the organization.
  2. Amendments shall be passed by a two-thirds voted of the members present.
  3. The text of a proposed amendment shall be submitted to all full members of the Club at least one day prior to a general.

Article VII: GSAC Clause

The Iberia Association agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAS), and its executive board. This constitution, amendments to it, and the by-laws of this organization shall be subject to review by the GSAC Executive Board to insure that they are in accordance with the a aforementioned rules and regulations.

 

                                                                                    New York, October 13, 2003