In 1995, the Center for Western Studies (CWS) introduced the Boe Forum on Public Affairs. Through this lecture series, the CWS and Augustana have hosted many of the world’s most influential leaders. Former South Dakota Gov. Nils A. Boe (1913-92) devised a program whereby residents of South Dakota and neighboring states would be provided access to “singularly knowledgeable” individuals who would address events, issues or problems of “current worldwide or national concern and of broad public interest.” The event is free, non-partisan in its intent and open to students and the general public.
2023 Boe Forum speaker and event information is coming soon.