The Borah Foundation and Committee are proud to announce the 2021 Borah Symposium, "Pandemics: Looking Back, Facing Forward," from Oct. 11, 2021 to Oct. 13, 2021, in Moscow. The symposium will look at how pandemics may change culture, create social change, intensify inequalities, promote peace, divide nations, or exacerbate international tensions. Using the most recent pandemic as a jumping-off point, the 2021 Borah Symposium investigates the influence of pandemics on issues of peace and conflicts. Furthermore, the symposium will focus on steps that can be taken now to resolve newly presented inequalities, promote peace and global unity, and ensure the world is safer as we continue to live through this pervasive crisis.
Schedule of Events 2021:
Monday, October 11 at 4 p.m.
- Location: This is a virtual event; Join us HERE
- Panel Discussion on “Global Perspective on Public Health, Private Lives”
- Speakers and Panelists:
- Moderated by John-Manuel Andriote, Award-Winning Author, Journalist, and Speaker
- Jamie Aten, Founder and Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI)
- Jenny Ottenhoff, Senior Policy Director, Global Health and Education at ONE
- Isaiah Wilson, Former Director of the Strategic Studies Institute and USAWC Press
Tuesday, October 12 at 12:30 p.m.
- Location: A Joint Virtual Event with the Renfrew Colloquium
- "Social Change and the 14th Century Plague Pandemic"
- Presented by Scott Minnich, Professor at the University of Idaho
Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m.
- Location: Bruce Pitman Center, International Ballroom
- You can also join us virtually on U of I Live
- Borah Symposium Keynote, “Community Health and Economic Prosperity”
- Presented by Michael Osterholm, Epidemiologist, COVID-19 Expert and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy