BoiseCFR Annual Membership Renewal

Note: Membership renewal notices for this  coming season will be mailed to you in August. Dues payment can be made to BCFR, P.O. Box 2572, Boise, Idaho 83701.

 Zoom BoiseCFR Meetings

NOTICE: Like so many other organizations BoiseCFR, because of Covid-19, has cancelled dinner meetings for the foreseeable future.

We are going to begin having Zoom based online meetings in September. We expect some issues and we know this is hardly a good substitute for a dinner meeting. However, for the safety of our members, this is our best option for the moment. Once this pandemic is behind us, we will be back with our dinner meetings.

Zoom meeting link information will be sent to all members in our normal email meeting announcements. You should receive several email announcements at least one week before the meeting date. If you are a member, and have not received the Zoom meeting information by then, please email us from our Registration page to let us know you did not get the Zoom meeting link. We will email you the meeting link.

If you have guests, you may forward the Zoom link to them. Please do not post the Zoom meeting link, this is to prevent the meeting being hacked by none members.

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 May Meeting

Date:            Monday May 17, 2021 

Time:           7:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Speaker:     Steven Feldstein

Topic:       The Rise of Digital Repression:
                   How Technology is Reshaping Power, Politics, and Resistance

Steven Feldstein is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on issues of democracy, technology, human rights, and U.S. foreign policy.

Previously he held the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University. He served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the Department of State. He also was the Director of Policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development and Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Feldstein’s new book The Rise of Digital Repression explores how governments use digital technology to subdue opponents, suppress dissent, and maintain political power. His research took him to Thailand, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Hong Kong, all of which are experiencing troubling patterns of digital repression. Feldstein, who was a member of the BCFR when he was at Boise State University, holds degrees from Princeton and the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.


Note: The May session will be the last for the 2020-21 BCFR season. We hope to resume in person next fall.

Boise Committee membership renewal notices for our 2020-2021 season were mailed in August.  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.

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