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Agirre Lehendakaria Foundation was launched with the purpose of funding the activities of ALC and sharing its knowledge not only with Basque society but also further afield. Its main goal is developing supplementary activities that will allow Agirre Center to identify potential future challenges as well as facilitating the country’s exposure to new realities and promoting a Basque presence in the world.

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The foundation takes its name from Jose Antonio Agirre y Lekube (1904-1960), the first democratically elected Basque President. He was a professor at Columbia University and remains a constant symbol of the struggle for democracy against totalitarianism.