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The Frank Church Institute

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Click here for more information about the 2017 Frank Church Conference

Click here for the 2017 registration form (complete and return form to Frank Church Institute)


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Read Essays on America’s Future: Refugees, Migration and National Security


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Special Collections and Archives, Boise State University.

Frank Church Institute in the News


Listen to the 2017 Frank Church Lecture

Presented by Steven Feldstein on September 20th, 2017.

Read the text of Steven Feldstein’s 2017 Frank Church Lecture, U.S. Leadership in Turbulent Times.


Listen to the “Foreign Corrupt Powers Act at 40” Discussion

Presented by Holland & Hart on September 25th, 2017
Read more about the FCPA at 40. 


About The Frank Church Institute

The Frank Church Institute was established in 1982 as the Frank Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University, to honor the achievements and to carry forward the principles of one of Idaho’s most distinguished native sons, Senator Frank Church.

The Institute, which is housed within the School of Public Service at Boise State University, emphasizes to its students those ideas which the Senator held dear—a strong belief in the rule of law, eloquence firmly based on reason, and an unwavering faith in the American political system.

Click here to view a gallery of photos from the reception welcoming new Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs Steven Feldstein.

The Frank Church Institute’s mission is to promote civic engagement and understanding of public policy with focus on foreign relations. The Institute is non-partisan, but it seeks to provide a forum for open and informed discussion characterized by civility, tolerance, and compromise. The Institute seeks to fulfill its mission through the sponsorship of the annual Frank Church Conference, the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs, and the Frank Church Scholarships at Boise State University.

View a brochure about the Frank Church Institute.

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