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The Foley Institute Spring 2001 Events

February 5

Christopher Docksey, Public Lecture, European Union, Legal Advisor to the European Commission’s Legal Service. “Gender Equality in the European Union”.

February 6

Christopher Docksey, Public Lecture, European Union, Legal Advisor to the European Commission’s Legal Service. “Global Challenges: the EU, the US, and the Internet”.

February 27

Charles O. Jones, Public Lecture, Congressional and Presidential Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Brookings Institution. “The Presidential Transition into a 50-50 Government”

David Nice, Professor, WSU Political Science Department, “New” First Tuesdays Lecture Series sponsored with the WSU Chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honorary Society. “Political Leadership: The Warrior Model”.

March 27

Colonel Chet Herbst, “New” Foreign and Security Policy Brownbag Series, Professors Martha Cottam (Political Science), Thomas Preston (Political Science), and Colonel Chet Herbst (Air Force ROTC) will select speakers. “U.S. Foreign and Security Policy on Iraq”.

April 3

Susan Dente Ross, Assistant Professor, WSU Murrow School of Communications, First Tuesdays Lecture Series, sponsored with the WSU Chapter of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honorary Society. “Paying the Price of Free Speech: Where Have All the Protesters Gone?”

April 5

Kathy Frankovic, Director of Surveys and Producer for CBS News, presents“Exit Polls in the 2000 Presidential Election:  The Lessons of Election Night”and Don Dillman, WSU Professor Rural Sociology and Sociology presents“Why the Butterfly Ballot turned Gore Votes into Buchanan Votes”.  Media and Society Lecture, co-sponsored with the School of Communications.

April 5

The Honorable Mike McCormack , former member of U.S. Congress, D-WA, (1970-80), former member of the Washington State Legislature (1956-1970) and current Director of the Institute for Science and Society.  “The Politics Surrounding Policy Formation: A Legislative Perspective.”

April 16

Larisa Ponomarenko, Political Psychologist and Visiting Scholar and from the Ukraine, Odessa State University, “Political Change in the Ukraine and the Emergence of Civil Society”.

April 18

Public Policy Forum, “Energy Deregulation: Failure or the Future?”  With rising energy demands, skyrocketing prices, and rolling blackouts in California (and possibly in the Northwest this summer), recent efforts to deregulate electricity have come under attack.  Panelists discuss divergent perspectives regarding deregulation of this essential commodity.  Moderator:Ken Casavant, Professor, Agriculture Economics, WSU and former member of the Northwest Power Planning Council; Participants: Dave Sjoding, Associate Director, WSU Energy Program, Olympia, Washington; Terry Morlan, Chief Economist, Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon; Andrew Ford, Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Regional Planning, WSU; Loren Lutzenhiser, Associate Professor, Sociology and Rural Sociology, WSU.

April 24

Thomas Preston, Associate Professor, WSU Political Science Department, Foreign and Security Policy Brownbag Series, “The Question of National Missile Defense”.

April 26

Michael Mintrom, Associate Professor of Political Science and Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University.  Co-sponsored with University of Idaho, Dept. of Political Science and the U of I Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.  “Policy Design for Local Innovation: Market-like Competition and Its Effect in Public Schooling”.

April 27

Michael Mintrom, Associate Professor of Political Science and Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan State University.  Co-sponsored with University of Idaho, Dept. of Political Science and the U of I Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society.  “Initiating Policy Change: Ideas for Practice”.

May 1

Public Policy Symposium, “The Endangered Species Act and the Pacific Northwest: Can We Afford (Not) to Save the Salmon?”  Evening panel at the WSU-Vancouver campus.  Moderator: Robert Lackey, US Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR; Participants: John Freemuth, Boise State University, Dept. of Political Science, Boise, ID; Robert Turner, National Marine Fisheries Administration, Olympia, Washington; Peter Schoonmaker, Director, Institute for the Northwest, Portland, OR; Mark Plummer, The Discovery Institute, Vancouver, WA.