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Andrus Center Events

Our well-attended events highlight independent, nonpartisan engagement on critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West, and the United States.

The responsibility of citizenship is not merely to participate, but to participate based on knowledge and information that form the basis for intelligent decisions.  To that end, the Center organizes events that highlight independent, non-partisan engagement on issues surrounding public lands and the environment, education, and leadership.

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Annual Events

Annual Environmental Conference

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Women and Leadership

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Young Women and Leadership Conference

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The Andrus Lecture

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Future Events

John Freemuth Student Congress

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School Readiness – Preparing Every Child to Learn 2022 Conference

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Women and Leadership Conference 2022

September 29 and 30, 2022

Environmental Conference 2023

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Public Lands: Past, Present, and Future

In Fall of 2020, our colleague John Freemuth, University Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Cecil D. Andrus Professor of Environment and Public Lands, was scheduled to teach a Public Lands Class for undergraduates in the Environmental Studies program. He passed away suddenly on May 2nd. Instead of cancelling the class, a team of colleagues and students decided to reinvent it as a tribute to John and a conversation about the past, present, and future of public lands. We called on his incredible network of friends and experts, inviting twenty-five individuals to prepare talks for the twenty students enrolled in the course and for visitors to this site.

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Past Andrus Center Events

Women and Leadership Conference

2021 and earlier

Young Women and Leadership

2021 and earlier

Environmental Conference

Previous conferences


Previous conferences

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Lectures, Forums and Ventures

More about past ventures including:

  • Climate Change: Impacts on Public Lands
  • Politics for Lunch
  • Early Learning in Idaho: Finding Common Ground
  • Beyond the White Clouds: Behind the Scenes
  • The Andrus Lecture
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