The Institute’s flagship public affairs series brings elected officials, policy makers, and public commentators to campus to speak with students, faculty, and community members in an informal setting.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Hugh Spitzer is professor of law at the University of Washington, and the foremost scholar on the state constitution. In recent years, the Washington State Supreme Court has issued several constitutional decisions that have shaped state politics. Among the decisions are striking down tax limitation initiatives and requiring the state legislature to spend more on public education. See flier here.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Join outgoing Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark for a discussion surrounding the challenges facing Washington’s natural landscapes, and the impact of climate change.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Mary Fairhurst has been serving as a Justice on the Washington State Supreme Court since 2003. Justice Fairhurst will discuss the interrelationships between the Supreme Court and the other branches of government in Washington State, as well as the work that justices do on the court. See flier here.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Cornell Clayton is the Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute and Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy. His work focuses on constitutional law, political discourse, and civility in American politics.
WEDNESDAY, OCT 19
Population growth, increasing demand for energy and climate change are creating an unstable trajectory for water consumption. Edward P. Weber is the Ulysses Dubach Professor of Political Science at Oregon State University. See flier here.
TUESDAY, OCT 18
Dr. Annemarie Walter is a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. She will discuss the effects of negative attacks on voter turnout and skepticism and whether Europe is beginning to adopt American styles of negative campaigning.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
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