2005 Borah Foundation

Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Chair

Jim Alves-Foss

Robert Caisley

Dana Cotton

John Hasko

Walter Hesford

Sandy McCurdy

Matt Morra

Moran Rosenthal

Evan Sanchez

Von P. Walden

Sharon Scott, Administrative Assistant

Bill L. Smith, Program Coordinator

Contact & Location



Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. #338
Moscow, ID 83844-3177
PHONE: (208) 885-6527
FAX: (208) 885-9464
EMAIL: martin@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Borah Foundation & Symposium
c/o The Martin Institute
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3177
Moscow, ID 83844-3177

Man standing by lake Borah Symposium 2005

"Voices of Peace" Symposium 2005

April 17 - 20, 2005
Sunday, April 17
Screening: "About Baghdad"
"About Bagdad is a  2004 independent documentary from InCounter Productions, at the Kenworthy Theater (508 S. Main Street) in Moscow. Co-Director Adam Shapiro will introduce the film and take questions following the screening. More information about the film is available at www.aboutbaghdad.com.
7:00 p.m. - Kenworthy Theater 

Monday, April 18
"Genocide: A Humanitarian Response"
Lt. Gen. (Ret) Roméo Dallaire
Introduced by Canada’s Consul General (Seattle), The Honorable Jeffrey Parker.

Lt. General Roméo Dallaire’s courageous and humanitarian actions saved the lives of thousands of Rwandans in 1994, when he led the United Nations mission in Rwanda. Although he and his UN troops did not have the mandate to intervene in the genocide that occurred there, he did not freeze in the face of horror. Against political pressure to take sides in the conflict, Dallaire remained impartial, and his courage, compassion, and integrity has since earned him numerous recognitions.
7:30 p.m. SUB Ballroom
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Tuesday, April 19
The participants in the evening panel discussion will each make a one hour presentation on a subject of their choosing. These talks will be held in the Horizon-Aurora Rooms of the UI Commons.
9:30 am - 2 pm, Horizon-Aurora Rooms, UI Commons

Imam Yahya Hendi
"The Role of Interreligious Engagement for World Peace"
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
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Reverend Dr. Hansulich GerberOvercoming Violence – Promoting a Culture of Peace”
Violence is one of the leading causes of death for people between 15 and 44 every year. The United Nations and the World Council of Churches both declared the years 2001 - 2010 as a decade focussing on violence, non-violence and peace. Understanding violence and learning non-violent approaches is key to prevention and peace building.
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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Rabbi David Forman
“Living With Terror – Morality vs. Security: Human Rights, Israel and the Jewish Tradition”
How to balance the absolute need for Israel to defend itself against terrorism and the necessity to maintain one’s moral equilibrium has occupied Rabbi Forman, the founding chairperson of Israeli Rabbis for Human Rights and the former director of the Israel Office of the Union for Reform Judaism, for many years. He will address these moral ambiguities in his talk: “Living with Terror - Morality vs. Security.”
12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
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Inter-Religious Panel:
"Transforming Faith into Global Humanitarian Action”
Dean Stewart, past chairperson of the Moscow Interfaith Association, will serve as moderator for this event, which will feature Imam Hendi, Reverend Gerber, and Rabbi Forman.
7:30 p.m. SUB Ballroom
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Wednesday, April 20
Adam Shapiro
Former Director of the Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem.
“Public Forum”
12:00 pm, Horizon-Aurora Rooms, UI Commons

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams
Ms. Jody Williams is an eloquent and outspoken advocate for peace and human rights issues. The founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), she is one of only ten women who have received the Nobel Peace Prize and only the third woman from the U.S.
7:30 p.m. SUB Ballroom
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