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The Foley Institute Public Events

Upcoming Events – Spring 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 7| 12:00 | Foley Speaker’s Room

Trump and Evangelical America

  Matthew Sutton is the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor, the Graduate Studies Director in WSU’s Department of History, and a Guggenheim Fellow. His recent book American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism (Harvard University Press, 2014) was named a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title of 2015” by the American Library Association.

Tuesday, Feb. 13| 4:30 | CUE 203

Science and Public Policy: Why is Science such a hard sell?


Steven Stehr professor of political science at WSU, Patricia Hunt professor of molecular biosciences at WSU, and Kristen Intemann professor of philosophy at Montana State University.

Science provides answers to many of society’s most pressing issues. Why are these answers so often ignored by policy-makers? Join our panel of experts who will discuss why.


Wednesday, March. 21| 12:00 | Foley Speaker’s Room

The Hanford Site: Plutonium Production in Washington

 Steve Olson is a writer and author of the recent book Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens. He is a consultant writer for the National Academy of Sciences, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and other national organizations.

Thursday, March. 29| 4:30 | CUB Auditorium
Howard Gillman is chancellor of the University of California Irvine. His most recent book (with Erwin Chemerinsky) is Free Speech on Campus, which offers some perspective around what colleges can and cannot do when dealing with free speech controversies.

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Event Co-Sponsorship

Each year, the Institute co-sponsors many events with a variety of different departments and organizations. If you would like assistance in sponsoring an event, please submit a co-sponsorship application form to the Institute.


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