The Foley Institute and the WSU Department of Sociology are pleased to announce a public symposium:

“Understanding Environmental Risk” – a symposium honoring Gene Rosa, Boeing Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sociology.

Join a group of internationally renowned scholars who come to Pullman to celebrate the work of Washington State University’s Gene Rosa. The symposium will examine those areas of work with which Professor Rosa is most closely identified – Risk, Theoretical and Conceptual Issues, Energy, and Structural Human Ecology.

Featuring: Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University; Steve Fuller, Warwick University; Andrew Jorgenson, University of Utah; Roger Kasperson, Clark University; Sandra Marquart-Pyatt, Michigan State University; Allan Mazur, Syracuse University; Ortwin Renn, University of Stuttgart; Rachael Shwom, Rutgers University; Paul Stern, US National Research Council; and Richard York, University of Oregon.

Saturday, September 24
8:30am – 4:30pm
CUE 518

To find out more go to  

To RSVP for part or all of the day, please email Richard Elgar at