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The Foley Institute Fall 2012 Events

September

SEPT. 6 COFFEE & POLITICS

Michael BaumgartnerStrategies for Bi-partisanship in a Hyper-partisan World

Senator Michael Baumgartner was the ranking Republican on the State Senate Economic Development, Trade and Innovation Committee, and a member of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee. View More


SEPT. 6 PUBLIC LECTURE

Tadej DubrovnikFollowing the U.S. Model? Presidential Powers in East European Democracies

How does the U.S. Presidential system differ from those in the democracies of Eastern Europe? Tadej Dubrovnik, of the University of Maribor in Slovenia offered his perspective. View More


SEPT. 11 PUBLIC LECTURE

Scott NelsonMoney, Money, Money: How Citizens United Threatens Democracy

Scott Nelson, one of the lawyers who defended campaign spending limits in the Citizens United case, discussed how the decision came about, its impact on our electoral process, and solutions to the problem of unfettered money in our political campaigns. View More


SEPT. 24 COFFEE & POLITICS

Jim WernerEnvironmental Challenges in the Production of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Werner, Research Manager for the Environmental Policy Section of the Congressional Research Service, discussed the challenges of environmental safety and sustainability involved with Department of Energy’s production of nuclear weapons. View More


October

OCT. 5 COUGAR PRE-LAW DAY

Experts from the academic and professional legal communities will be on campus to talk to students about law school and offer advice about admissions and the law school experience. View More


OCT. 16 COFFEE & POLITICS

Mike KreidlerImplementing Obamacare: Regulating the Insurance Industry in Washington

WA State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.


OCT. 18 COFFEE & POLITICS

Marijuana ReformMarijuana Legalization: A Debate about Washington State’s Initiative I-502

The passage of I-502 would legalize the possession of marijuana for adults age 21 and older, removing state criminal and civil penalties. Marijuana would be grown and sold through state licensed farms and stores, with a 25% sales tax added. View More


OCT. 18 SCIENCE, ETHICS, & PUBLIC POLICY SERIES

Reproductive Health Rights and Religious Freedom

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OCT. 22 COFFEE & POLITICS

Rhetoric, Sincerity, and the Death Penalty


OCT. 25 PUBLIC LECTURE- Co-Sponsored with the WSU Department of History, International Programs, & the Asia Program

Consul General Kiyokazu OtaJapan’s Cultural Policies: How to Win the Hearts of People Overseas

Special guest Consul General Kiyokazu Ota. View More


OCT. 29 COFFEE & POLITICS

Susan WhitingChina and the Global Economy

What role does China play in the economy of the developing world? What are the prospects for future trade relations with China? Susan Whiting, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, presents her findings. View More


November

NOV. 1 PUBLIC LECTURE

Cornell ClaytonAngry Politics: The Case for Civility?

Dr. Cornell Clayton, director of the Foley Institute, presents.


2012NOV. 5 The 2012 Election Prediction Panel

Who will win the 2012 elections? Our panel of experts made predictions, prognostications, and put the election into historical context. View More


NOV. 29 PUBLIC LECTURE- Co-Sponsored by the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, & the Murrow College of Communication

Ibrahim al MarashiMiddle East Politics after the Israel-Gaza Showdown

Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi discussed the ramifications of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in the light of shifting geo-politics in the Middle East. He also talked about the state of the conflict in Syria and Iran’s foreign policy in the region. View More


December

DEC. 11 COFFEE & POLITICS

PanelMeet Your Legislators

District 9 state representatives, Senator Mark Schoesler and Representatives Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick.