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Idea of Nature Lecture Series Presents Paulette Jordan Feb. 6

picture of Paulette Jordan and her lecture series flyerThe Idea of Nature public lecture series at Boise State will present Paulette Jordan, formerly in the Idaho House of Representatives and a candidate for governor of Idaho, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom A-C. Her lecture is titled “Rights of Nature: The Future of Idaho’s Landscape.”

This lecture series responds to the idea that big questions need interdisciplinary answers. The goal of the series is to foster the public humanities by bringing distinguished lecturers to Boise.

Jordan grew up on a farm in northern Idaho and was the youngest person ever elected to the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council. In 2014, she was elected to represent her home district in the Idaho House of Representatives and successfully ran for a second term two years later. Her campaign for governor in 2018 garnered local and national media attention, and if elected she would have been the first woman and first Native American governor of Idaho.

A reception with a no-host bar and appetizers will follow her lecture at 7 p.m.

The Idea of Nature lectures are free, open to the public and require no tickets, but please email Samantha Harvey at to reserve a place for the free reception. For more information, including details about free parking, visit

This public lecture series is supported by the Idaho Humanities Council, College of Idaho and the Nature Conservancy, as well as the following units at Boise State: the Hemingway Literary Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Public Service and the Environmental Studies Program.