Why are Catalonia and the Basque Country Behaving So Differently?
Catalonia's failed bid for independence has cast a spotlight on Spain's constiutional crisis. This special lecture will compare the approaches taken to regional autonony by Catalonia and the Basque Country. Guest speaker Gorka Espiau is a senior scholar at the University of the Basque Country and Professor of Practice at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal at McGill Univeristy. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Office of the Basque President. Gorka Espiau is also a former Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a former Senior Associate to CICR (Columbia University).