Buenos Aires: City of Immigrants


Recording and podcast have been done by Haiwang Yuan, Professor of DLPS and Coordinator of WKU Libraries' Web & Emerging Technologies Coordinator.


On the evening of February 14, 2013 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Dr. John Dizgun, Assistant Director of KIIS, WKU, told WKU and Bowling Green attendees to the WKU Libraries-sponsored talk series Far Away Places about his experiences in Argentina. The focus of his talk was on the rich immigrant tradition in the vibrant South American city of Buenos Aires.

John’s interest in Argentina and Buenos Aires developed over a decade ago after hearing an Israeli professor speak at McGill University about Jewish immigration to Buenos Aires.

He made his first trip there in 1999 and has returned numerous times since, including a two-year stint (2001-2003) as an Organization of American States Graduate Research Fellow.

This past summer, he took a group of students there as part of Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Argentina program. One of the highlights of his trip was catching a Boca Juniors soccer game at the famed La Bombonera stadium in the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic Italian quarter.


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