Andrus Center for Public Policy
In 1995, former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus, founded the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. His goal for the Center was to continue to nurture pragmatic, nonpartisan discussion of issues he championed throughout his career – education, environmental stewardship, and political leadership.
Our conference combines inspirational speakers, breakout sessions that focus on specific interests and hands-on skills building, and “Networking with a Purpose,” where participants have the chance to work with each other while visiting organizations that help support and promote professional women.
In 2013, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor became the second recipient of the Andrus Award. Justice O’Connor was a trailblazer for women in the legal field, serving as the first female Justice on the Supreme Court. Her courage was not only based on her gender but in later years for often having the swing opinion.
Our Freedom of the Press Lecture is held annually to highlight the important role that a free press plays in a democracy. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Charlie Savage, delivered the inaugural address, National Security and Freedom of the Press in March 2014.
About the Center
Annual EventsEvents at the Andrus Center are organized on the principle that 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 critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West and the United States.
Support the CenterThe Andrus Center for Public Policy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization within the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs at Boise State University. The Center is overseen by a volunteer Board of Governors with four term Idaho Governor, Cecil D. Andrus, serving as volunteer Chairman. If you enjoy what the Andrus Center has to offer then please consider a one-time, monthly or sustaining gift.
Jul 17 2014
In a recent article, Dr. Adler commented on the “alarming deficit” in civic literacy. After
Jul 09 2014
John Evans was indeed a “good friend” to many. Below are remembrances from both Governor
Jun 06 2014
On a recent visit to the Andrus Center, Boise State student Andrew Crisp asked Governor
May 16 2014
As Chair of the Conference on Women and Leadership, Barbara Morgan is perfectly positioned to
Apr 29 2014
The second annual Andrus Center Conference on Women and Leadership is off to an auspicious
Apr 10 2014
He arrived at the Idaho Statesman 10 minutes before the appointed time of 10:30 a.m.
Mar 17 2014
Board of Governors member and Retired Admiral of the United States Navy, Archie Clemins, penned
Feb 27 2014
The second annual women’s conference has been scheduled for September 10, 11 and 12 this year.
Nov 14 2013
When it comes to educating our children, the state of Idaho has had commitment issues.
Nov 13 2013
The framers of the First Amendment, many of whom rank among history’s greatest dissenters and