NABO Lecture Series

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

10:00am & again at 1:00pm

San Francisco Basque Cultural Center


The Basque Educational Organization and the Basque Cultural Center in conjunction with the North American Basque Organizations is proud to present the Basque Lecture Series, hosted by Dr. Oscar Alvarez, the William Douglas Distinguished Scholar of the Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada at Reno. Dr. Alvarez will be accompanied by Mr. Imanol Murua, author of several books, the most recent being Loiolako Hegiak (Negotiations in Loyola), about the last Basque peace process (2005-2007).

The two lectures will be presented twice at the Basque Cultural Center, once in a morning session and once in an afternoon session. A complimentary brown bag lunch will be provided for registered attendees in between sessions and you will have the chance to speak with the presenters in a more informal setting.


Saturday, April 2nd, two sessions 10:00am & repeated at 1:00pm
Complimentary brown bag lunch at 12:00pm for registered attendees
Free Registration is required.
To register please contact Nicole Sorhondo & indicate which session: or at 415-285-0748.



Dr. Oscar Alvarez

Before the IkurriƱa was the Basque Flag.
Icons of Basque Identity in the Americas (1880-1935)

Presentation on Basque flags and other similar symbology that were used or proposed by Basque immigrants in several countries of the Americas to denote Basque identity. Most of them are almost unknown.


Mr. Imanol Murua


Walking Toward Peace: New Political Scenario In The Basque Country

The politics in the Basque Country are changing drastically. ETA has just declared a ceasefire and this has brought very high expectations about a lasting peace, although not everybody trusts that the ceasefire is truthful, given the failure of past similar experiences. He will argue that this time there is evidence that the violence of ETA is definitely coming to an end.