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Iñaki Goirizelaia, former president of the University of the Basque Country, teaches course at Boise State University

02/20/2017

Iñaki Goirizelaia BSU’s first Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair (photoBoga)
Iñaki Goirizelaia BSU’s first Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair (photoBoga)

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Iñaki Goirizelaia, who recently stepped down as the University of the Basque Country’s President, is currently at Boise State University as the first Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair.  As part of his residence at Boise State University, he will teach a one-credit course as part of his activities, along with participating in the Provost Lecture Series and giving a community talk on Basque dance. 

Boise, ID, USA.  Iñaki Goirizelaia, former president of the University of the Basque Country, and known for opening every academic year by dancing an Agurra to his student body, is enjoying some time in Boise, ID, as BSU’s first Eloise Garmendia Bieter Chair.  As such, he will be teaching a one-credit course entitled “Nation-Making: Education & Media” on March 4th and 11th. 

The course will discuss “historical efforts that the Basques – a nation though not a nation-state – have made to reestablish themselves after forty years of dictatorship in Spain.” The course is co-sponsored by the Etxepare Basque Institute and BSU’s College of Arts and Sciences, along with the Department of World Languages.

Goirizelaia will also be participating in the Provost Lecture Series in April, and give a community talk on Basque Dance in May.  He has also made himself available to teach Basque dance workshops to groups who may be interested, during his stay.

For complete information on Basque activities program at BSU, click here, or email: Basquestudies@boisestate.edu



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