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The Martin Institute is a dynamic teaching, research, and outreach center at the University of Idaho dedicated to understanding the causes of war, the conditions necessary for peace, and the international system. 

Boyd Martin’s vision of a synergistic institute that focused on international issues and why countries go to war is a wonderful ideal. He sought to transform people, the university, the country, and indeed the world. Until financial resources increase to a level where the entirety of Boyd Martin’s vision can be realized, it is necessary to focus on a subset of the projects he deemed important for the Institute to pursue. The avenue to follow at this time centers on providing transformational educational experiences for UI undergraduates, both within traditional global studies fields including international studies, political science, and business and in fields such as science, natural resources, and engineering. In this way the Institute can effectively serve a number of constituencies at the University of Idaho.