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Sept. 16, 27, 29: Policing, education, refugee crises considered


PULLMAN, Wash. – Policing and race in America, school funding in Washington and Mideast refugees in Europe are the topics of free, public presentations hosted by the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service this month at Washington State University.

foley-talksThe politics of education in Washington will be discussed by Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction, at noon Friday, Sept. 16, in Bryan Hall 308. Topics will include school funding, the common core and charter schools. Pizza and soda will be served. See

A panel of criminal justice, police and African-American spokesmen will talk about race and policing at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the CUB auditorium. See

The refugee crisis in Europe will be discussed by Miro Haček, professor of political science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, at noon Thursday, Sept. 29, in Bryan Hall 308. Pizza and soda will be served. See


Richard Elgar, WSU Foley Institute, 509-335-3477,


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