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Highlights from the 2016 conference

The 32nd annual Frank Church Conference, Clash of Cultures: The Middle East In Turmoil was held on January 15, 2016.

Our yearly conference featured a keynote address from Ambassador Thomas Pickering, and Middle East experts Dr. Graeme Bannerman, Dr. Nader Hashemi, Stephen Schlesinger, and Ambassador Gerald Feierstein. Learn More About the 2016 Conference

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Boise State University
Student Union, Simplot Ballroom
Free to attend and park (Lincoln Garage)
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Registration for Luncheon Required
Photo of Leon Panetta in front of an American flag

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 his long and distinguished career in public service that began in Congress when Frank Church was Senator.
Award for Public Service Dinner

January 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Boise State University
Stueckle Sky Center