November Fettuccine Forum With David Adler

October 29, 2012

CONTACT | Brandi Burns,  208.433.5676

November Fettuccine Forum Series Presents

"Japanese-Americans, Internment Camps and the Forgotten Bill of Rights"

The Fettuccine Forum is proud to present David Adler Ph.D. as the featured speaker on November 1, 2012.

The Japanese internment represents one of the cruelest blows to our civil liberties ever inflicted by the American government. This dark chapter in American history, reminiscent of other periods in which governmental officials have lost their constitutional compass, represents a failure of the doctrine of checks and balances, including judicial responsibility to protect and defend the Bill of Rights.  There is, in this tragedy, the need to recall the importance of maintaining, the rule of law, particularly in the face of assertions that would exalt national security concerns above and beyond constitutional restraints, for nothing less than the preservation of constitutional government is at stake.

David Adler, a prize winning, teacher and author, has written more than 100 scholarly Articles on the Constitution and the Presidency and has published five books. In 2010 he received The IHC's Outstanding Achievement in the Humanities Award, given annually. David Adler is the Cecil D. Andrus Professor of Public Affairs at Boise State University and Director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy.  He's written several books on the American presidency and is a member of IHC's Speakers Bureau. 

The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on six First Thursdays throughout the academic year.  

When and Where;

  • November 1, 2012:  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • Rose Room, in downtown Boise's historic Union Block, 718 W. Idaho Street
  • Complimentary snacks  available
  • Beverages, for a cost, are provided by Jo's Traveling Bar

The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City Department of Arts & History in conjunction with Boise State University College or Social Sciences and Public Affairs).

This season the Forum is sponsored by the Idaho Humanities Council with support from the Office of the Mayor, Boise State Public Radio, Platform Architecture-Design, TAG Historical Research, Preservation Idaho, Idaho State Historical Society, Trademark Sign, and Landmark Impressions.  Lively and informal, the monthly event invites the public to interact with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and professionals in an effort to promote good citizenship and responsible growth through education.

The Forum includes a companion workshop, offered for graduate and undergraduate credit.  For more information contact Todd Shallat at