Frank Church Society
The Frank Church Society is a dedicated group of people interested in having deep conversations with today’s leading experts and thinkers. The Society is a membership-based group within the Frank Church Institute that meets four to six times a year.
The Frank Church Society operates under the auspices of the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University. The mission of the Frank Church Society is to create opportunities for the public to engage in interactive, non-partisan discussions with experts on a broad range of issues that were important to the late Senator and continue to be vital today. If you are interested in joining the Frank Church Society, follow this link:
Frank Church Society Interview with James Risen and Peter Fenn
On October 18th, the FCI held an exciting opportunity exclusively for our esteemed Frank Church Society members and special guests! A private meet and greet with James Risen and Peter Fenn.
This unique reception provided members with the chance to engage in intimate conversations with two people who have deep understanding of the character and importance of Senator Frank Church’s life and legacy.
James Risen is an author and investigative reporter. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Risen is the author of five books. His most recent book The Last Honest Man: The CIA, the FBI, the Mafia, and the Kennedys — and One Senator’s Fight to Save Democracy, is about Idaho Senator Frank Church and the Church Committee, which he co-authored with his son, Thomas Risen. James Risen’s last three books, including The Last Honest Man, have all been New York Times Best-Sellers
Risen and his wife live in the Washington, D.C. area.
Peter Fenn is the founder of Fenn Communications Group. Peter served on the Senate Intelligence Committee and as Washington Chief of Staff for Senator Frank Church. In 1983, Peter helped found Center for Responsive Politics/ Open Secrets and served as their Executive Director for many years. Today Peter continues to engage in the political discourse writing for many publications and appearing on national syndicated news.
Peter lives with his wife in Washington, D.C.