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Church-Cenarrusa Symposium

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 Capital BuildingIdaho State Capitol Building Auditorium
(8th Street Entrance use stairs to Underground Wing)

Dr. Aitor Esteban Bravo
Representative of Bizkaia to the Spanish Parliament and Constitutional Law Scholar

“An Overview of Basque Country Reality: Economic, Political and Civil Rights”

Friday, September 9, 2011 9:00am-3:00pm

Idaho State Capitol Building
(Underground 8th Street Entrance, Senate Hearing Room WW55)


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)

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.