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Frank Church Conference Presents Essays on America’s Future

By: Brady W Moore   Published 3:28 pm / October 16, 2017

As part of the 34th annual Frank Church Conference on public affairs, on Oct. 23 the Frank Church Institute is releasing a collection of essays, authored by a diverse group of policy practitioners, academics, students and members of the refugee community.

Essay topics include personal perspectives on cultural diversity and local refugee policy, examinations of the politics and policy implications of the Trump administration’s stance on refugees and considerations of the broader humanitarian context behind the global refugee crisis.

New essays will be posted in the coming days at

The first in the series is titled “The Role of the Attorney General in Reviewing and Defending Executive Orders,” written by Betty Hansen Richardson. Richardson was nominated as as U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho in 1993 by President Clinton and was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the U.S. Senate.  She served in that capacity until 2001.