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The Foley Institute Distinguished Lecture Series



The Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Lecture Series is committed to spreading powerful ideas. Its purpose is to broaden the educational experience of WSU students and the surrounding community by bringing engaging and influential opinion leaders to campus in encourage thought-provoking discussions and ideas.


Most Recent Event

Criminal Justice Reform: Can scientific research help us? 

Nancy Rodriguez serves as director of the National Institute of Justice and returned to WSU, her alma mater, to speak at the Foley Institute. This Distinguished Lecture Series addressed police brutality and the future of criminal justice. View More


Previous speakers have included

Nick HanauerNic Hanauer

SONY DSCChristopher Hitchens

MfumeKweisi Mfume

SONY DSCMorris Fiorina

Sonia NazarioSonia Nazario

HedgesChris Hedges

John Ashcroft John Ashcroft

Howard DeanHoward Dean

Nicholas KristofNicholas Kristof

Jesse Ventura speaking behind podiumJesse Ventura

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