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The Foley Institute Public Policy Symposia

Our public forums and symposia provide our audiences with cutting edge research and analysis. Join us at any of our free public events. Recordings from some of our events from each of our various series can be found below. We look forward to seeing you at future presentations.


Previous Events


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. View more


Business Policy Symposium 

Offshoring Profits to Avoid Corporate Taxes

Thursday, March 31 from 4:30-6:00pm

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Olympia Symposium

Capitol and divided state FINALGoverning Washington in Polarized Times

11:45am- 1:00pm | Olympia, WA

Like the rest of the nation, Olympia has become divided and polarized along partisan lines. What effect
does this have on the ability to address pressing policy issues and pass meaningful legislation? What is the  Washington experience and how does it compare to other states and the federal government? More Info




Petri dishUsing Fetal Tissue: The Ethics of Scientific Research

Our panel of experts discussed the ethical questions around using fetal tissue for scientific research. The series was an opportunity for discussion and insight into controversial issues at the crossroads of science and public policy. View More



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