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Sept. 16, 27, 29: Policing, education, refugee crises considered
September 13, 2016


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.

Legal history expert talks on slavery; religion and law
January 26, 2010

PULLMAN – Slavery and the Constitution, as well as the Ten Commandments and the separation of church and state, will be discussed in two presentations Feb. 1 and 2.


Paul Finkelman, the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School in New York, will talk about slavery and the Constitution at 2:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in Todd 133.


In the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court found that slaves of African origin, or their descendents, were not U.S. citizens and could not enjoy the protections guaranteed by the Constitution.


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State legislators meet on campus today
December 1, 2009

PULLMAN – Join elected officials from Legislative District 9 to discuss plans to minimize the impact of the economic downturn on Pullman at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Honors College Lounge at WSU.

Elected officials will include Representatives Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick, and Senator Mark Schoesler. Plans discussed will be taken to the upcoming legislative session in Olympia.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the The Foley Institute “Coffee and Politics Series,” with the Pullman League of Women Voters and Center for Civic Engagement partnering as co-sponsors.