University of Idaho Hosts McClure Symposium

Thursday, June 20 2013


BOISE, Idaho – The University of Idaho will be hosting its second McClure Symposium of the year on Friday, June 20.

Friday’s symposium will focus on how federal fiscal issues impact local government.

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson will both be participating in the symposium.

“The most important objective of this Congress should be to focus on efforts that solve our fiscal crisis, create jobs for Americans and get our economy on the right track,” said Crapo. “I hope Idahoans will take a moment to join this critical discussion about the future of our nation.”

The symposium will focus on three main topics: public lands, infrastructure and regulations.

The McClure Center for Public Policy Research aims to examine and promote research on public policy and public affairs issues that impact the state, the region and the nation. Foundational to the center’s work is the promotion of broader public knowledge and understanding of political and policy making processes, along with the promotion of civic engagement and civil discourse.

Please join University of Idaho Interim President Don Burnett, along with other distinguished Idaho citizens for what is sure to be a lively discussion.

The symposium will be held at the Idaho State Capitol, Lincoln Auditorium, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 20. It is free and open to the public. Idaho Public Television will also be airing a live webcast at www.idahoptv.org. Idaho Public Television will also air a one hour special of the symposium on Friday, July 5.
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About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho inspires students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Big Sky Conference. Through the university’s $225 million Inspiring Futures capital campaign, private giving will enhance student learning, faculty research and innovation, and a spirit of enterprise. Learn more: www.uidaho.edu.



About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.