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Boise State Welcomes Former State Department Official as Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs

The Frank Church Institute at Boise State University has named Steven Feldstein the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs. Feldstein also will teach in the global studies program, a new offering in the School of Public Service. “We … (Read More) Boise State Welcomes Former State Department Official as Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs

Watch the 2016 Frank Church Conference

Click here to download the Frank Church Conference registration flyer Click here to watch the video from Boise State University Television Productions. (Read More) Watch the 2016 Frank Church Conference

2016 Frank Church Conference to Focus on Elections

On Oct. 28, Boise State University’s Frank Church Institute will host its 33rd annual Frank Church Conference on public affairs. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Building’s Simplot Ballroom and will focus on the … (Read More) 2016 Frank Church Conference to Focus on Elections

From Congress to Campus

The Frank Church Institute and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress welcomed former Congressmen Tim Roemer and Tom Petri to the Boise State campus on Sunday, April 17 and Monday, April 18, 2016 as part of Congress to … (Read More) From Congress to Campus

Highlights from the 2016 conference

Frank and Bethine Church Award for Public Service Leon Panetta, former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, received the Frank and Bethine Church Award for Public Service on Jan. 18 at a dinner honoring him for … (Read More) Highlights from the 2016 conference

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 … (Read More) About The Frank Church Institute

Remembering Jean Bethine Clark Church

Jean Bethine Church, widow of the late Idaho Senator Frank Church, died December 21, 2013, at her home in Boise. Bethine, known as the grande dame of the Idaho Democratic Party, was born February 19, 1923, to Chase and Jean … (Read More) Remembering Jean Bethine Clark Church

32nd Annual Frank Church Conference Postponement

The 32nd annual Frank Church Conference, scheduled for October 12, has been postponed to a later date. More information will be posted soon. (Read More) 32nd Annual Frank Church Conference Postponement

Church Committee’s Fading Legacy

BOISE — Forty years ago today, in a cramped room on Capitol Hill, Idaho Sen. Frank Church led a group that pored over many of the most highly classified documents of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Federal … (Read More) Church Committee’s Fading Legacy

On the NSA’s That ’70s Show Rerun: What would Frank Church say about the Snowden Affair?

The most surprising reaction to Edward Snowden’s historic leak of top-secret intelligence documents is that anyone has been surprised at all. The National Security Agency (NSA) has brought us within view of a totalitarian America, we are told. The largest … (Read More) On the NSA’s That ’70s Show Rerun: What would Frank Church say about the Snowden Affair?