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The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square
William “Bro” Adams, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman

William "Bro" AdamsIntroduction from U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson

Presentation Points:

  • How the humanities can help illuminate the debate over the balance of security and privacy;
  • How the humanities can help enrich public understanding of the meaning of democratic citizenship;
  • How the humanities can illuminate the legacies of recent wars and conflicts, and broaden understanding of the perspective veterans;
  • How the humanities can assist in addressing the changing demographics in America; and
  • How the humanities can help address the various forms of cultural and political polarization in contemporary America.

Friday, August 7, 2015
12:00 - 12:30pm Lunch is served
12:30 - 1:00pm Presentation
1:00 - 1:30pm Question and answer

Bennion Student Union
Multipurpose Room

ISU – Idaho Falls
University Place
1784 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls

Please RSVP by Noon on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Tickets for the lunch are $15 for City Club Members, $20 for non-members, and $5 for gallery seating. Seating is limited and reservations must be paid in advance online at the forums page or by mailing a check to 450 B Street, Idaho Falls 83402.

Sponsored by:
INL Logo Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Logo KISU Logo
ISU Logo Idaho Humanities Logo Bank of Idaho Logo

For more information contact or call (208) 523-3961. In partnership with the Idaho Humanities Council, the City Club of Idaho Falls is an independent, nonpartisan forum for discussion of public affairs. Forums are recorded and rebroadcast on KISU-FM 91.3 (visit for times).