DEC. 4 COFFEE & POLITICS
Coffee with your Legislators
Washington District 9 Senator Mark Schoesler, and Representatives Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick.
NOV. 4 COFFEE & POLITICS
How Foreign Voices Shape U.S. Support for Military Action
In the wake of the American invasion of Iraq and failure to find weapons of mass destruction, many Americans expressed concerned about the power of political leaders to manipulate public attitudes about the use of military force. Professor Danny Hayes’s research suggests that public opinion on matters of war and peace depend not only on partisan elites in the U.S., but also on whether the media incorporate alternative, foreign voices into policy debates. View More
NOV. 12 COFFEE & POLITICS
Should Washington Adopt a Carbon Tax?
In Washington, CarbonWA.org is leading an effort to promote a revenue-neutral carbon tax swap that will reduce taxes and fund the Working Families Sales Tax Rebate.Yoram Bauman, an environmental economist based in Seattle and a fellow at the Sightline Institute, a non-profit research center focused on Northwest sustainability, leads the discussion. View More
OCT. 3 COFFEE & POLITICS
Are Partisan Media Polarizing America?
While elected elites are more polarized than at any time since the turn of the twentieth century, there is a growing debate about how polarized the general public is about political matters. Associate Professor Matt Levendusky will explore the evidence of a fractured public and the role that partisan media is playing in that process. View More
OCT. 10 COFFEE & POLITICS
The U.S. – Iranian Relationship
Professor Abbas Milani from Stanford University will discuss recent developments in the U.S.-Iran relationship and prospects for improved relations. View More
OCT. 28 SCIENCE, ETHICS, & PUBLIC POLICY SERIES
GMOs and Your Food
With Washington Initiative 522 set for the ballot this November, learn about the process of artificially modifying genes, as well empirically and ethically-grounded stances on the situation. Are GMOs safe? Is it right for us to genetically modify our crops? View More
OCT. 28 COFFEE & POLITICS
China and Cybersecurity
As more companies and government agencies go online, cybersecurity is an increasing concern. Cyber-attacks coming from China in particular have been rising, with most cases targeting U.S. intellectual property and state secrets. View More
SEPT. 3 COFFEE & POLITICS
American Democracy through British Eyes
How do American politics look from the other side of the Atlantic? Gillian Peele will discuss the quality of American democracy and the extent to which American political and constitutional systems have become dysfunctional. She will explore reform proposals with a look at the United Kingdom’s experiences. View More
SEPT. 10 COFFEE & POLITICS
Revolt in the Desert
After the ousting of the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood backed President Morsi, Egypt finds itself in the midst of a second revolution. Dean of the Murrow College, Lawrence Pintak, discussed the tumultuous happenings in the Arab world’s largest country and explain the impact the revolution will have on the United States. View More
SEPT. 27 COFFEE & POLITICS
Culture and Sustainable Development Policy
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Christian Wells discussed potential advantages and challenges of the White House research of a group of social and behavioral scientists to explore how academic findings from these fields can be used “to design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals.” View More
AUG. 26 PUBLIC LECTURE
Can European nation states survive the European Union?
Can European nations survive the European Union? Will the Europeanization of law erode national sovereignty? View More