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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.

March 23: Guest speaker on social justice in education
March 21, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wayne Au, associate professor at the University of Washington Bothell, will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in FSHN 101 about the politics of education, fear and uncertainty in “The Courage to Teach for Justice in Unjust Times.”

Trump presidency focus of WSU politics series Feb. 1, 6
January 17, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Donald Trump’s presidency will be discussed by experts in U.S. politics during a series of free, public events at Washington State University Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Monday, Feb. 6. Topics will include America’s changing electoral landscape, conspiracy theories, the media and race politics.

Jan. 18: Sports research series begins
January 17, 2017

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – The political ramifications of international sports require that we think of them not just as competitions, but also as a legitimate political institution, according to Scott Jedlicka, assistant professor in sport management at Washington State University.

Nov. 10: Speaker talks across the political divide
November 9, 2016

koernerPULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public presentation about communicating across partisan divides in polarized times will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Bryan Hall 308, sponsored by the Washington State University Foley Institute and the university chapters of Young Americans for Liberty.

Oct. 20: Policy makers, economist to debate carbon tax
September 20, 2016

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

speakersPULLMAN and SPOKANE, Wash. – Panelists representing divergent views of the proposed Washington Carbon Tax referendum I-732 will make brief presentations and engage in a discussion 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the CUB Auditorium at Washington State University.

Sept. 20: Politics, religion in American West’s age of oil
August 29, 2016

Darren-DochukPULLMAN, Wash. – Award winning historian Darren Dochuk will discuss “Crude Awakenings: A Sacred History of Oil in the Early 20th-Century American West” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University.

April 25: Obama, Trump and the presidency considered
April 20, 2016

Obama-and-TrumpPULLMAN, Wash. – “Reconciling Barack Obama’s legacy and the rise of Donald Trump” will be discussed at noon Monday, April 25, in 308 Bryan Hall as part of the Foley Institute’s free coffee & politics series. Pizza and pop will be served.

March 1: Avoiding burnout while engaging in politics
February 25, 2016

Paul-LoebPULLMAN, Wash. – Author and speaker Paul Loeb will discuss the importance of engaging in the democratic process, regardless of political beliefs, plus practical tips for avoiding burnout and cynicism at noon Tuesday, March 1, in Bryan 308 at Washington State University.

Alumnus builds civic leadership on engineering degree
December 8, 2015

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Erik-0035ABERDEEN, Wash. – The practical problem-solving Erik Larson learned as a civil engineering student at Washington State University is serving him well in politics. His term as mayor will begin in January in Aberdeen, a small Washington town located about an hour west of Olympia.