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.
Like other states, Idaho is talking about early learning and school readiness. Communities around the state are trying new ways to help young children prepare for success in school and later life. Join us May 4 for a one-day dialogue engaging legislators, educators, parents, and the business community. Space is limited, registration begins in March. Program (pdf)
From legislative and local leaders to business and the environment, politics affects our daily lives. This popular weekly lecture series addresses current events and invites audience participation. Attendance is free with an optional lunch available for $12. Brian Ness, Director of the Idaho Transportation Department will be our speaker on Wednesday, April 1. Just how does Idaho plan to fund the maintenance of over 12,000 miles of road? Reserve your seat with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download this year’s schedule [.pdf] or listen to recent podcasts of previous lunches.
Mark your calendars now for September 9-11, 2015! The third annual Conference on Women and Leadership promises to be our best yet. Motivating and inspiring keynote speakers, fun and informative networking opportunities and – new this year – skill building sessions designed from your feedback. Sponsors are being contacted now. If your company is interested, contact Cathe Scott at (208) 426-3784.
About the Center
Events 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. View Annual Events.
Support the Center
The 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. Support the Center
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