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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

Borah Committee

Each symposium is planned by a faculty-student committee that determines each year's topic, with office, meeting space, and administrative support provided by the Martin Institute. Over the years the Borah Foundation has sponsored a variety of educational programs and activities.

In addition to the annual symposium, in recent years the Borah Committees have sponsored Borah mini-courses for University of Idaho students, established a special collection in the UI library with books about peace and conflict as well as volumes related to each year’s specific topic, begun a Borah International Peace Grove within the UI Arboretum with a tree planted each year, and in a number of years have sponsored an essay contest on peace and conflict resolution for both high school and college students.

2013 - 2014 Committee

Ro Afatchao, Ex-officio
Ray Dezzani
Walter Hesford
Ben Kirchmeier
Kellie Koester
Melissa Kowaluk
Amanda Niehenke                                                                              
Garth Reese
Joanne Roman                                                       
Kelli Schrand
Lindsay Short
Rick Spence
Gerd Steckel
Kimberly Thompson
Kerri Vierling