Contact & Locations

Moscow

College of
Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Physical Address:
Admin. Bldg. 112
phone: (208) 885-6426
fax: (208) 885-8964
class@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences 
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154


Coeur d'Alene

University of Idaho C'DA‎
1031 N Academic Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID
83814-5497 
(208) 667-2588


College of
Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
Admin. Bldg. 112
P.O. Box 443154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154
phone: (208) 885-6426
fax: (208) 885-8964

class@uidaho.edu

McClure Center Public Forums

The McClure Lectures on Science and Public Policy – named for former United States Senator and University of Idaho alumnus James A. McClure – aims to strengthen the relationship between science and public policy making by introducing University of Idaho students and the people of Idaho to significant topics in this area. 

Explore the McClure Center Website



Past McClure Lecture speakers include:

Past McClure Lecture speakers include:
  • Douglas Brinkley - Award-winning author and Theodore Roosevelt Scholar
  • Howard Berkes, award-winning rural affairs correspondent for National Public Radio
  • Vice Admiral John J. Grossenbacher, (Ret.), laboratory director, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Dale N. Bosworth, former chief, U.S. Forest Service
  • John A. Kitzhaber, M.D., former governor of Oregon
  • Sheldon Krimsky, professor of urban and environmental policy and planning, Tufts University
  • Walter Rosenbaum, professor of political science, University of Florida
  • Susan F. Wood, former Food and Drug Administration assistant administrator for women’s health and director of the Office of Women’s Health
     

About Senator McClure

James A. McClure spent 24 years in the U.S. Congress. A native of Payette, Idaho, McClure attended public school, served in the Navy during World War II, and graduated from the Idaho College of Law in 1950. He served on the U.S. House of Representatives before his election as senator in 1952. As chairman of the powerful Senate Energy Committee and in other leadership positions, Senator McClure learned firsthand the challenges of relating scientific information to public policy.

 

“Over the years, legislative bodies I was part of have made policy on very complicated matters without taking into account or fully understanding the scientific facts surrounding an issue. That is why I fully support strengthening the relationship between science and public policy making. It is especially satisfying to see that happening at the place where I learned so much about strong leadership – the University of Idaho.” - James A. McClure.