The Agirre Congress will be held this Thursday, June 9, at the Teachers College of Columbia University. The program is an integrative approach to José Antonio Agirre’s (1904-1960) legacy, a modern reflection on the European and universal dimensions of the first democratically legitimized president of the Basque Country, his personal and institutional relationships as well as his political, social, and cultural convictions.
2016 represents the 75th anniversary of Agirre’s arrival in Germany during his long and hard exile. Taking this as a starting point, the academic congress will serve as grounds for analyzing the legacy of Agirre’s Government in exile and its relation to the construction of a democratic Europe.
This event is co-organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute, Universität Leipzig, and the William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. It is also supported by Agirre Lehendakaria Center, Mikel Laboa Chair (Univ. of the Basque Country), and MHLI Research Group (Univ. of the Basque Country).
THE INTERNATIONAL LEGACY OF LEHENDAKARI JOSÉ A. AGIRRE’S GOVERNMENT
June 9, 2016
Columbia University –Teachers College- 525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027
Mari Jose Olaziregi (University of the Basque Country & Etxepare Basque Institute)
Amaia Agirre (Agirre Lehendakari Center)
09:45 Euskal kasua. Giza garapen iraunkorra
Juan Jose Ibarretxe (Agirre Lehendari Center-University of the Basque Country)
10:45 Lehendakari Agirre
Amaia Agirre (Agirre Lehendari Center-University of the Basque Country)
11:45 Transnational nationalism. The Basque exile: Barcelona-Paris-New York (1938-1946)
Ludger Mees (University of the Basque Country)
14:15 Lehendakari Agirre and Europe’s Political Construction
Leyre Arrieta (University of Deusto)
15:15 Lehendakari The Growth of the International Legacy of Lehendakari J. A. Agirre’s Government through Academic Cooperation.
Andrea Bartoli / Borislava Manojlovic (Seton Hall University)
19:00 Concert: Amaya Arberas (soprano) and Ainhoa Urkijo (piano) – Riverside Church- 10 T Hall
For more information, please contact the Delegation of Euskadi at firstname.lastname@example.org.