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 University of Idaho event proffers new ideas for overcoming the obstacles to world peace.
2024 Borah Symposium
The Borah Foundation and Committee are proud to announce the 2024 annual Borah Symposium. This year’s symposium will take place September 16-18 on the University of Idaho's campus in Moscow, Idaho, as well as on Zoom. The Borah Foundation focuses on the causes of war and the conditions for peace. This annual symposium brings together world leaders, diplomats, scholars and activists to discuss current problems facing our global community and to offer solutions.
Learn about our past symposiums in our archives: Symposium Archives
More About the Symposium
The symposium honors the legacy of former U.S. 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.