Extension of the International Agirre Program to the University of Nevada: the Center for Basque Studies (CBS) and ALC study gastronomy as a key cultural heritage element in the process of identity construction of the Basque community abroad

The Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada (Reno) and Agirre Lehendakaria Center (ALC) have signed a cooperation agreement to study gastronomy as a key element of cultural heritage in the identity construction of the Basque community abroad. This will be done within the framework of the International Agirre Program (IAP) for 6-month academic stays promoted by ALC for researchers. The program was started in 2017 in collaboration with AC4- Columbia University, and the University of Nevada (Reno) joins it through its Center for Basque Studies (CBS). This new channel opened by the program will be participated in and supported by well-known stakeholders, the aim being to determine the contribution of Basque gastronomy to the identity construction of the Basque community abroad.