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About the Boe Forum on Public Affairs

Boe FamilyBegun in 1995, the Boe Forum is made possible through the generous support of the late South Dakota Governor and Federal Judge Nils Boe and his sisters Borghild and Lois. The Boe family established an endowment at Augustana College for the Center for Western Studies that supports a major lecture series in perpetuity. It was Governor Boe’s wish that issues of current national concern be brought before the people of this region to be discussed and examined by knowledgeable and experienced speakers. The forums are free and open to the public. Speakers have included Colin Powell, George H. W. Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, John Major, Barbara Bush, Desmond Tutu, Queen Noor, Susan Dentzer, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, L. Paul Bremer, Al Gore, Vicente and Marta Fox, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Pervez Musharraf.

Past Speakers

Pictured above (L to R) : Lois Boe Hyslop, Nils Boe, and Borghild Boe.