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Old Europe, Pioneer West & Idaho-Bizkaian Compared

The Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture and the Frank Church Institute together with the Government of the Historic Territory of Bizkaia, Basque Country jointly present a two day symposium.

"Democratic Models of Political Structures: Old Europe, the Pioneer West and Idaho-Bizkaian Comparisons"

Thursday, September 8th 7:30pm Idaho State Capitol Building Auditorium
(8th Street Entrance use stairs to Underground Wing)

“An Overview of Basque Country Reality: Economic, Political and Civil Rights”
Dr. Aitor Esteban Bravo - Representative of Bizkaia to the Spanish Parliament and Constitutional Law Scholar

Friday, September 9, 2011 9:00am-3:00pm
Idaho State Capitol Building, Underground 8th Street Entrance, Senate Hearing Room WW55

9:00-9:15am Welcome and Introductions

The Honorable Pete T. Cenarrusa (Chair of the Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture), Roy L. Eiguren (President Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture), Mrs. Bethine Church (Chair of the Frank Church Institute) and Garry V. Wenske (Executive Director Frank Church Institute)


Dr. Jon Arrieta Alberdi. Professor History of Law, University of the Basque Country.
“Basque Historic Law: Its Making and Defense.”

Dr. David Adler. Director, Senator James McClure Center for Public Policy Research, University of Idaho.
“Founding Powers and Principles of the US Federal government and of the 50 States.”


Dr. Aitor Esteban Bravo. Representative of Bizkaia to the Spanish Parliament and Constitutional Law Scholar.
"Today’s Political Framework and Powers of the Basque Country and Bizkaia. The Relationship with the Spanish Government."

Dr. Gary Moncrief. Boise State University. University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and University Foundation Research Scholar.
“The relationship between Idaho and the Federal Government today: Idaho Internal Politics and External Relations.”

12:15-1:30pm Lunch Break


Dr. Susana Serrano Gazteluurrutia. Professor of Public Law. University of the Basque Country.
“The Basque "Economic Agreement" with Madrid and New Governance Possibilities.”

Dr. James Weatherby. Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University. Former Executive Director of the Association of Idaho Cities and member of the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities.
"Idaho Local Government: Profiles, Powers and Partnerships."

All Events are Free and Open to the Public

Contact: Dr. Gloria Totoricagüena (totoricaguena@yahoo.com)


Past News Releases & Updates

Cenarrusa Board Declaration on Pete's Death
Release Date: 10/1/2013

Pete Honored as House Passes Joint Memorial 14
Release Date: 3/22/2012

Free Basque Geneology Workshop
Release Date: 9/21/2011

Old Europe, Pioneer West & Idaho-Bizkaian Compared
Release Date: 8/6/2011

An Invitation to Basque Cuisine
Release Date: 5/16/2011

Cenarrusa Papers Dedicated
Release Date: 11/20/2009

Lamb Barbeque Success featured on EuskoSare
Release Date: 9/17/2008

U of I gifts Basque Collection to Boise State
Release Date: 7/1/2008

Cenarrusa Foundation Sponsors Museum Dedication
Release Date: 6/1/2008

Basque Center Expansion Update
Release Date: 5/22/2008

Pete & Patty featured in U of Idaho magazine
Release Date: 3/5/2008

A Proposal to Transform the Basque Conflict
Release Date: 1/23/2008

3rd Annual Family Style BBQ Next Weekend
Release Date: 8/15/2007

Basque Cultural Expert Visits BSU
Release Date: 10/23/2006

Trees tell of Basque Culture
Release Date: 8/4/2006

Basque License Plates Available
Release Date: 3/3/2006

Boise State and the Basque Government Sign Pact
Release Date: 7/27/2005

2005 Jaialdi Symposium
Release Date: 6/30/2005

2005 Arborglyph Study Set
Release Date: 5/1/2005

"West of the Basques" Documentary
Release Date: 3/15/2005

Pete & Freda's Family Style Lamb Barbecue
Release Date: 8/25/2004

Basque Dance & Old World Culture
Release Date: 7/9/2004

Minister of Culture Visit
Release Date: 5/28/2004

Basque Minister of Justice visits Boise
Release Date: 1/22/2004



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