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The Foley Institute Coffee & Politics Series

 

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.

 

Upcoming Events


 

Previous Events

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18


hugh-spitzerHugh 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

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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

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.

 

 

travis-ridoutTravis Ridout is Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Policy. He specializes in political communication, media, and political behavior. See flier here.

 

 


WEDNESDAY, OCT 19


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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

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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

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Miro Haček is a professor of political science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He will discussing the crisis in Europe: Refugees, the EU, and contentious politics. See flier here. 

 


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

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Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction, will discuss education issues in Washington including school funding, the common core, and charter schools. See flier here.

 

 

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