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BoiseCFR Annual Membership Renewal

Note: Membership renewal notices for this  season were mailed to you in August. If you have not paid, please return it with your dues payment to BCFR, P.O. Box 2572, Boise, Idaho 83701.

If you have not received your 2017-2018 renewal notice or have lost yours, please fill out the following renewal form and mail it and your membership payment to the above address: Membership Renewal Form

 Reservations for BoiseCFR Dinner Meetings

All persons attending a meeting need to RSVP their attendance at least two days before the meeting.  You can get information about making a reservation on our Reservations page.

Meetings are for members and invited guests. If you are not a member and would like to get further details about attending a meeting as a guest or joining, please go to our Membership page and fill out the simple form to receive more details about attending a meeting and joining the BoiseCFR.


BoiseCFR January 10th Dinner Meeting

Date:            Wednesday January 10, 2018 

Time:           Social hour 6:15 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place:          Riverside Hotel- Room TBD   (click for hotel room map)

Cost:            $25.00, including tax and tip. Please make checks payable to the Boise
                       Committee on Foreign Relations.

Speaker:      Amb. David Shinn

Topic:          China in Africa

David Shinn received his BA (1963), MA (1964), and PhD (1980) from George Washington University. He has a certificate in African studies from Northwestern University. He served for thirty-seven years in the US Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. He has been teaching in the Elliott School since 2001 and serves on a number of boards of nongovernmental organizations.

An expert on the Horn of Africa, Dr. Shinn speaks at events around the world. He is the coauthor of China and Africa: A Century of Engagement, the Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters. His research interests include China-Africa relations, East Africa and the Horn, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, conflict situations, U.S. policy in Africa, and the African brain drain.


BoiseCFR January 30th Dinner Meeting

Date:            Tuesday January 30, 2018 

Time:           Social hour 6:15 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.

Place:          Riverside Hotel- Room TBD   (click for hotel room map)

Cost:            $25.00, including tax and tip. Please make checks payable to the Boise
                       Committee on Foreign Relations.

Speaker:      Jean Lee

Topic:          Never-Ending Korean War: Inching Closer to Conflict with North Korea

Jean H. Lee, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, is a veteran foreign correspondent and expert on North Korea. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in the North Korean capital. She has made dozens of extended reporting trips to North Korea, visiting farms, factories, schools, military academies and homes in the course of her exclusive reporting across the country.

During Lee's tenure, AP’s coverage of Kim Jong Il’s 2011 death earned an honorable mention in the deadline reporting category of the 2012 Associated Press Media Editors awards for journalism in the United States and Canada. Lee also won an Online Journalism Award in 2013 for her role in using photography, video and social media in North Korea, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature reporting in 2013.

Lee is a native of Minneapolis. She has a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies and English from Columbia University, and a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She worked as a reporter for the Korea Herald in Seoul, South Korea, before being posted with AP to the news agency's bureaus in Baltimore; Fresno, Calif.; San Francisco; New York; London; Seoul and Pyongyang.

Lee was a fellow with the Alicia Patterson Foundation in 2014, and serves frequently as a guest speaker and commentator on North Korea-related topics.


FUTURE BoiseCFR DINNER MEETINGS

BoiseCFR  is in the process of scheduling a February and a March meeting. We will have details in a few days.

Membership renewal notices for our 2017-2018 season have been mailed. Please send your renewal payments soon.  If you are not a member and are interested in joining the Boise Committee, please go to our Membership page to get more information about joining.