The School of Public Service is proud to be the Boise State home of the Frank Church Institute. Established in 1982, the institute seeks to honor the achievements and carry forward the principles and legacy of Senator Frank Church, one of Idaho’s most distinguished native sons.
In this edition of Public Interest, we’ll show you some of the ways this non-partisan institute is fulfilling its mission of promoting civic engagement and understanding of public policy with a focus on foreign relations. We’ll tell you about an exciting discussion series that is free and open to anyone. We’ll share how a generous gift is making it possible for high school students in Idaho to experience a broader horizon through the establishment of a Model United Nations program at Boise State. And most importantly, we’ll introduce you to seven student recipients of Frank Church Public Service Scholarships and share their exciting plans to put their education to work for the public good.
The Frank Church Institute provides a forum for open and informed discussion characterized by civility, tolerance, and compromise. In these rancorous times, the need for civility, tolerance and compromise has never been clearer. Please join us as we endeavor to carry forth the legacy of Sen. Church and work in the public interest.
Thanks for reading,
Interim Dean, School of Public Service
Boise State University