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The Foley Institute Events

Spring 2017

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Thursday March 23 | 12 noon | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Coffee & Politics “Suing the President” with Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson.


Monday March 20 | 4:30 p.m. | CUE 203

Supreme Court panel discussion “Justice Confirmed” with Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Mitch Pickerill, and Michael Salamone.


Wednesday March 1 | 12 noon | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Coffee & Politics “Crazy Politics: Populism and Paranoia in America” with Cornell Clayton.


Friday February 24 | 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Cherberg ABC Meeting Room | Capitol Campus, Olympia

Olympia symposium co-sponsored with the Office of the Washington Secretary of State “Politics in Washington State” with Maria Chávez, Todd Donovan, Nicholas Lovrich, Hans Zeiger, moderated by Cornell Clayton, introduced by WA Secretary of State Kim Wyman.

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Tuesday February 14 | 12 noon | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Coffee & Politics: “Trump and U.S. Foreign Policy” with Thomas Preston, Washington State University.


Tuesday February 7 | 12 noon | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Coffee & Politics: “Trump and the environment: The role of universities as watchdogs” with Bartow Elmore, Ohio State University.


Monday February 6 | 4:30 p.m. | CUB Auditorium

Media & Politics Symposium, cosponsored with the WSU Murrow College of Communication, on “Trump and the Media” with Scott McClellan, White House press secretary under President George W. Bush (2003–06); Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, University of North Texas; Joseph Uscinski, University of Miami; and moderated by Porismita Borah, Washington State University.


Monday February 6 | 12 noon | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Coffee & Politics: “Conspiracy Theories are for Losers” with Joseph Uscinski, University of Miami.


Wednesday February 1 | 4:30 p.m. | CUB Auditorium

Foley Distinguished Lecture, featuring Paul Pierson, John Gross chair and professor of political science at the University of California Berkeley, on “Trump and the Changing Political Landscape in America”

Pierson’s most recent book is “American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper.


Thursday January 26 | 12 noon | Foley Speaker’s Room | 308 Bryan Hall

Coffee & Politics: “Millennials, Social Media, and the Black Lives Matter movement” with Charlene Carruthers.