Bill Smith

Bill L. Smith, director of the Martin Institute, claims to have the best job on the UI campus.  Find out why when he speaks to Reporting II on Wednesday, March 28. A historian by training, he finds the combination of fields of study embodied in the International Studies degree fits his interests perfectly.  He says that one of the great things about the Borah Symposium  is the chance to study a new topics every year.

Smith has been with the Martin Institute since August 2000, following completion of a doctorate of history at Washington State University.  He has lived in Mexico, Spain and Portugal.  His teaching at the University of Idaho focuses on sport and international affairs, international policy making and the United Nations. His research interests include the role of soccer in the international sphere and social revolution in Latin America.