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The Foley Institute Fall 2015 Events

October

OCT. 5 COFFEE & POLITICS

Sister Simone Campbell speaks in front of a crowdAdvocating for social justice with Nuns on the Bus

Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK an organization lobbying for social justice, as well as leading multiple “Nuns on a Bus” tours, lobbying for social justice around the nation. Sister Campbell visited the Foley Institute to discuss her beliefs about social justice. View More


OCT. 19 PUBLIC LECTURE

James MeredithFighting for equality: then and now

Civil rights activist James Meredith was the first African-American student to integrate the University of Mississippi in 1962. He was also an advocate of African-American voting rights. View More


OCT. 22 COFFEE & POLITICS

Rick GarzaMarijuana legalization: implementing Initiative 502 in Washington

Rick Garza, Director of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, visited the WSU campus to discuss the implementation of I-502 in Washington.View More


OCT. 27 COFFEE & POLITICS

maria chavezThe de-Americanization of Latino Youth

Washington State alumna Maria Chavez returned to her alma mater to discuss her work on Latino/a youth. Chavez co-authored Living the Dream: New Immigration Policies and the Lives of Undocumented Latino Youth. View More


September

SEPT. 9 COFFEE & POLITICS

Matt CarrollWildfires – What can be done?

The Foley Institute welcomed Dr. Matt Carroll for a presentation on wildfires. Dr. Carroll is a professor at Washington State University who teaches courses in natural resources, primarily focusing on the policies, issues, and ethics associated with natural resources and the environment. View More


SEPT. 14 COFFEE & POLITICS

Sameer Ranade

Confronting global warming with citizen input in the policy process

Washington State University welcomed alumni Sameer Ranade, a researcher for the Washington Environmental Council, returned to campus to engage the community and students in a conversation directed around Global Warming and policies surrounding carbon emissions.View More


SEPT. 18 COFFEE & POLITICS

Melinda Gann Hall PictureAttacking Judges: the politics of judicial campaigns

Melinda Gann Hall, a professor from Michigan State University who is nationally recognized for her work in judicial politics, spoke on the politics of judicial campaigning. She discussed how negative campaigning can effect voter’s decisions. View More


August

AUG. 10 COFFEE & POLITICS

Elliott Sober giving presentationDid Darwin write The Origin of the Species backwards?

Elliot Sober spoke about Charles Darwin and his views on The Origin of the Species. Professor Sober is the Hans Reichenbach Professor and the William F. Vilas Research professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Sober discussed how Darwin’s theory centered on natural selection and common ancestry. View More


PUBLIC LECTURE 

WilliamsChristopher2AUG. 26 The Role of Public Opinion in European Integration 

Christopher Williams, a researcher at the University of Mannheim, came to Washington State University to discuss EU integration. View More


AUG. 31 COFFEE & POLITICS

Leslie McCallThe Undeserving Rich

Leslie McCall, author and Sociology & Political Science Professor at Northwestern University, discussed American views about income inequality, economic beliefs, and what she believes to be the era of rising inequality. View More