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Public Events

Previous Public Events

Political Engagement Activist, Best-Selling Author Paul Loeb Speaks at UI

Best-selling author Paul Loeb told students why their opinions mattered – and how to make their voices heard – when he spoke at the University of Idaho.

His talk, titled “Soul of a Citizen: Making a Difference in Challenging Times,” was held in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center on March 1st, 2016. His visit to the UI was sponsored by the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research.

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Early Childhood Learning Conference

The 2015 conference’s goal was to facilitate a nonpartisan dialogue that engaged many voices on the subject of early learning opportunities, whether children are cared for at home or in another setting. Ultimately, this conversation was aimed at identifying guiding principles for an Idaho approach to increasing the share of young children who enter school ready to learn.


Idaho’s Health Care Exchange on IPTV

This one-hour live program from the studios of Idaho Public Television aired statewide on Tuesday, January 27, 2014, and offered Idahoans the opportunity to ask questions and get answers about the health exchange and how it affects the residents of the Gem State.

Science and Public Policy

The 2014 McClure Forum on Science and Public Policy explored the relationship between science and effective policy making through the lens of Idaho’s sage-grouse conservation planning and a possible endangered species listing in 2015 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Federal Fiscal Impacts on Local Government

This symposium held June 21, 2013, in Boise, considers the effect of federal budget cuts on local governments throughout Idaho. Panelists discussed the effects on infrastructure and regulations at the city and county levels as well as the impact to local school districts and public lands.

U.S. Fiscal Issues

More than 240 attendees packed the Idaho State Capitol Auditorium on Feb. 19, 2013, to hear U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson; U.S. Sen. Mark Warner; former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson; and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, share their thoughts on the fate of the economy.

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James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
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714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702