The Borah Foundation & Symposium

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Contact & Location



Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. #338
Moscow, ID 83844-3177
PHONE: (208) 885-6527
FAX: (208) 885-9464

Mailing Address:
Borah Foundation & Symposium
c/o The Martin Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

The Borah Foundation & Symposium


The Borah Symposium introduces audiences to the most contemporary global problem solvers of our time. Held every year since 1948, this U-Idaho event profers their new ideas for overcoming the obstacles to world peace.

This year, the symposium will focus on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI and the making of the modern world. Get the schedule and find out more about the April 7-9 event coming to the Moscow campus. And, explore the events held in previous years.

More About the Symposium

The symposium honors the legacy of former US Senator from Idaho William Edgar Borah (1864-1940) by considering the causes of war and the conditions necessary for peace in an international context. Themes and speakers for the annual events are selected by the faculty-student Borah Foundation committee, with administrative and fiscal support provided by the staff of the Martin Institute. Each symposium adopts an interdisciplinary, non-partisan focus in an effort to reach as many members of the university and community as possible.

The William Edgar Borah Outlawry of War Foundation, a separately endowed entity at the University of Idaho, was established by the State Board of Education using funds donated by Salmon O. Levinson in 1929.
Borah 2015

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