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Nov. 28-29: ‘End of progress’ focus of philosophy talks
November 17, 2017

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – The contested status of social progress and how to support it will be examined during the Frank Fraser Potter Memorial Lecture in Philosophy at Washington State University, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Todd 216.

Political scientist alumnus honored for teaching, service
March 18, 2014

Ogden-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Retired political scientist Daniel M. Ogden, Jr., of Vancouver, Wash., recently was honored with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award for a 50-year career of service to academia, the federal government and the local community.

Pintak to speak on ‘Revolt in the Desert’
September 9, 2013

Egypt demonstration

PULLMAN, Wash. – Lawrence Pintak, a professor and Founding Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, will discuss Egypt’s second revolution and the implications of U.S. foreign policy as part of The Foley Institute’s Coffee and Politics Series, 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Foley Speaker’s Room, Bryan Hall, room 308.

Before becoming a professor and Founding Dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Pintak directed the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at The American University in Cairo. His latest book is “The New Arab Journalist: Mission and … » More …

American democracy through British eyes
August 29, 2013

WSU Foley Institute

Gillian Peele, Oxford


PULLMAN, Wash. – How do American politics look from the other side of the Atlantic?

Gillian Peele, a fellow and tutor in politics at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, will discuss the quality of American democracy at the next Coffee & Politics session hosted by Foley Institute, 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Foley Speaker’s Room, Bryan Hall, room 308.

Peele has published widely on British and American politics, including her most recent collection (edited with Joel … » More …

Symposium: Are there new rules for the new economy?
September 29, 2010

PULLMAN – Graduate students, law students, lawyers, judges, academics and senior business people in the Pacific Northwest are invited to a free day-long symposium to explore critical legal and ethical problems in the new economic environment and discuss potential solutions in an interactive setting.


A welcoming reception will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the LaQuinta Inn, Moscow, Idaho. The symposium will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the Lewis Alumni Centre at WSU Pullman.


Financial reform, tax ethics, business student ethics and professional conduct are among the topics that will be addressed.


In addition to WSU faculty … » More …

Early primaries would boost states’ impact
February 7, 2008

PULLMAN – As they prepare to caucus this weekend in the shadow of Super Tuesday’s much-publicized presidential primary, a new study by a WSU professor and political scientist suggests Washington’s voters could likely have boosted their impact on the race for the White House had they instead participated in an earlier primary process.

Conducted by WSU Assistant Professor Travis Ridout and his colleague Brandon Rottinghouse of the University of Houston, the study a look at how states use “front-loading” and regional primaries in an effort to increase their influence in the presidential nomination process.

Front-loading is the phenomenon of states moving their primary or … » More …

WSU presents Methodology Symposium
March 9, 2007

Pullman – The Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology at Washington State University will present a Methodology Symposium 4 to 6 p.m. March 23, in room 518 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. A reception will follow. The symposium will feature researcher Gary Goertz, professor of political science at the University of Arizona. His lecture, “A Tale of Two Cultures: Contrasting Quantitative and Qualitative Research,” will be held in partnership with the journal “Political Research Quarterly (PRQ),” which is edited by Washington State University faculty. “Goertz’s talk will provide a forum for social scientists at WSU, both graduates and faculty, to … » More …